Powerfuge® Product Family
Powerfuge® P6
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Product overview

Clean-in-Place / Sterilize-in-Place System

The Powerfuge P6 is a powerful, batch liquid/solid separation system for bacteria, yeast, proteins and sub-micron particles. The Powerfuge P6 system is a two-phase centrifuge that meets cGMP requirements as well as chemical and pharmaceutical industry protocols.
  • Bowl capacity: 1.1L
  • Flow rates up to 60 L/hr for batches up to 100 L
  • Footprint ~ 66 cm wide x 139 cm deep x 180.4 cm high (26” x 55”x 71”)
  • Total weight ~ 1,090 kg (2,403 lbs)
  • Fully scalable to smaller automated Pilot model
  • Fully scalable to larger automated P12 and P18 models
  • Drier solids and clear liquids
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Performance
With g forces up to 20,000 X g, the Powerfuge addresses even the most challenging separations.
Scalability
The Powerfuge family of products can be used for small process development volumes all the way to very large commercial manufacturing, allowing for seamless scale-up and scale-down.
Versatility
The Powerfuge is designed to serve the needs of a variety of markets.
Features
  • Bowl capacity: 1L
  • Flow rates up to 60 L/hr for batches up to 100 L
  • Variable speeds up to 20,000 x g
  • Sealed automatic operation
  • Full CIP/SIP designs
  • cGMP construction
  • Designs available for ASME-rated boundary, hazardous locations, and aseptic operations
  • Optional hazardous duty (Class 1, Div 1, Group C and D) and CE configurations are available
  • State-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Clearwater, Florida USA
How It Works
Using an innovative design, the feed is introduced through a stationary pipe and accelerated to full rotational speed before entering the titanium-alloy bowl. In this system, centrifugal forces as great as 20,000 x g permit separation of even sub-micron particles. Compressed solids are periodically removed with a fully-automated scraping cycle. After the solids have been discharged, automated CIP/SIP cycles can be performed via the PLC-controlled operating sequence.
Automation and General Specifications
  • Allen-Bradley® or Siemens® PLC
  • Allen-Bradley or Siemens HMI touchscreen 30.7 cm (12.1”)
  • Maximum case pressure (for cooling) 6.9 bar (100 psi)
Utility Requirements
  • Power configuration: Single phase voltage supply:
    • US: 230V/60 Hz, 20 A
    • Europe: 200V/50 Hz, 20 A
    • Japan: 200V/60 Hz/50 Hz, 20 A
  • Optional: Others as needed
  • Pneumatic: Clean, dry air supply 6 bar (90 psi) at 566 SLPM (20 SCFM)
Process Wetted Parts Construction
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
  • Nitronic 60 Stainless Steel
  • Platinum-cured silicone hoses
  • EPDM elastomers
  • Ti-6Al-4V Titanium

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