Radar Sensor technology for Level Measurement in Pharma and Bio-Pharma Process Equipment

Adam Fabriwerk
Sep 27, 2020
Boroscopy Piping

Adam Fabriwerk uses radar level measure technology from Vega to measure level changes in hygienically demanding process vessels for Pharmaceuticals and Bio-Pharmaceuticals. In their article "A Clean Switch" Vega highlights the benefits of VEGAPULS 64 for reliable and continuous monitoring of levels in mixing vessels.

Excerpts from the Article

"Antibiotics, blood plasma products as well as injection and infusion solutions are among the products manufactured by [Adam Fabriwerk]. After production, the materials are transferred directly to the filling stations. Adam Fabriwerk not only makes the vessels, they also equip them with the necessary infrastructure. This ranges from magnetic mixers and buffer and storage containers to CIP modules for lyophilizers and sterilization modules for the biopharmaceutical industry. Not only the vessels themselves must comply with the strictest hygienic requirements, but also all components and in particular the elements connecting to other systems."

"Each step is therefore monitored by a sophisticated quality assurance system that meets all FDA requirements. An important aspect here are the customer-specific control concepts for the widely different automation levels. To ensure a reliable process, the level in the mixing vessel must be reliably and continuously monitored."

"The company of course already knew about the advantages of radar level measurement technology. After all, the method is not only very accurate, but it also measures independently of temperature and pressure as well as the density of the liquid. What is more, the measuring instruments can be easily and quickly installed and put into operation. The most important aspect in pharmaceutical applications, especially in view of the large agitators: the sensors measure contactlessly."

"Once installed, radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 didn't need to be reconfigured, not even during CIP cycles. This has a particularly positive effect when the vessels are delivered to the pharmaceutical manufacturers. The sensors can be adjusted and adapted to the vessel before delivery. The end customer thus receives a fully operational system. Adam Fabriwerk was enthusiastic about the uncomplicated collaboration with VEGA and the simple installation of the new sensor."

Read the entire article posted on the Vega Instruments company blog here.

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