Ultra Pilot and Small Production Lyophilizer

The Ultra Pilot Lyophilizer is a suitable for pilot scale work as well as small production runs.  Shelf temperatures as low as -70C and condenser temperatures to -85C supports a wide range of applications. 

Available in bulk or stoppering configurations and with up to 15 shelves.  Each system is available with a selection of control formats and temperature and vacuum sensors.  Condenser capacities of 35 or 50 liters allows you to select a high shelf surface to condenser surface ratio.  This is most suitable when your application calls for freeze drying products that require a very large amount of shelf area but contain less solvent such as many diagnostic kits and tissue banking applications.  The 50 liter condenser provides a high through put capacity at the condenser for other high solvent volume products.  

The Ultra is offered in such a way as to allow you to configure a freeze dryer to meet your own particular application requirements.

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KEY FEATURES
  • Compact, free standing mobile design
  • Easy scale up from the Ultra to full production
  • Choice of control strategies/systems
  • Narrow configuration for limited lab space
  • Clean room configurations available
  • Easy defrost condenser with quick turn-around time
  • Front facing vacuum pump allows easy monitoring and maintenance
  • 316 SS shelf design with 316SS stoppering ram (optional)
KEY BENEFITS
  • Configure the system to meet your needs. Choice of refrigeration, control and shelf and condenser configurations allows for simple to complex systems custom configured to meet your particular needs.
  • Ease of scale up
  • Narrow footprint option for real estate challenged laboratories
  • Easy install, requires standard laboratory utilities
  • Accommodate a wide array of products with shelf temperatures to -70C and condensers to -85C
  • Clean room options available
 
Specification
XL
 (35L only)
EL
 (35L or 50L)
Shelf Temperature Control Range (°C)
-40 to 65C
-55 to 65C
Lowest Shelf 
Temperature 
(50 Hz / 60 Hz, °C)
-57C / -60C
-67C / -70C
Lowest Condenser Temperature 
35 Liter Ultra
50 Liter Ultra
(50 Hz / 60 Hz, °C)

-67C / -70C
-67C / -70C

-82C / -85C
-82C / -85C
Maximum Condenser Capacity (L)
Ultra 35L
Ultra 50L

35L
50L
 
Condenser Surface Area (in2 / cm2)
Ultra 35L
Ultra 50L

750 in2 /  4838 cm2
10 ft2 / 0.93 m2
 

 

Maximum Ice Condensing Capacity in 24 hours (L)
Ultra 35L
Ultra 50L
This specification is based on freeze drying water as aggressively as possible.  
The ability to collect ice is application dependent and your actual rate will most likely be lower

20L
20L
 
Condenser Pull-Down from 20 °C to -45 °C (minutes)
≤ 25 minutes
*Shelf Pull-Down from 20 °C to -40 °C (minutes)
*Applies to configurations with up to 8 shelves. 
Configurations with more shelves will increase pull down time.
≤ 90 minutes
≤ 60 minutes
Vacuum Time to 100 Millitorr (minutes)
≤ 30
Lowest System 
Vacuum (mT)
≤ 15
Temperature 
Uniformity (°C)\\
± 1.0
Note: Performance specifications are based on SP Industries test data from units operating at an ambient room temperature of approximately 20 °C. SP Industries recommends an operating range of 15-25 °C (59-77 °F).


Dimensional Data  
 
35L Standard Configuration
Narrow/Cleanroom Configuration
(35L or 50L)
Width (in / cm)
50 / 127
25 / 64
Depth (in / cm)
38.75 / 98
77 / 196
Height (in / cm)
75.75 / 193
75.75 / 193
Approximate Weight 
(lb / kg)
2000 / 909
2000 / 909
Minimum Clearance on 
All Sides (in / cm)
10 / 25.4
10 / 25.4


Shelf Configuration (35L or 50L)
Number 
of Shelves
Shelf Area
(ft2 / m2)
Shelf Clearance
(in / mm)
8 Shelves
12.24 / 1.14
4.25 / 107
4.04 / 102
9 Shelves
13.77 / 1.28
3.74 / 94
3.55 / 89
10 Shelves
15.30 / 1.42
3.33 / 84
3.15 / 79
11 Shelves
16.83 / 1.56
2.99 / 75
2.83 / 71
12 Shelves
18.36 / 1.71
2.71 / 68
2.56 / 64
13 Shelves
19.89 / 1.85
2.47 / 62
2.34 / 59
14 Shelves
21.43 / 1.99
2.27 / 57
2.14 / 54
15 Shelves
22.96 / 2.13
2.09 / 53
1.97 / 50
Shelf Size (W x D, in / mm): 10.75 x 20.5 / 273 x 521  


Additional Information
Construction
316L Stainless Steel Shelves, Product Chamber and Condenser Chamber
Vacuum Pump
Two-Stage Rotary Vane
Stoppering
Bottom-Up Hydraulic
Defrost Type
Hot Gas
Refrigerant Type
CFC Free
Vapor Port
Six (6) inches (35L) / Eight (8) inches (50L)
  • Laboratory research and development and/or small production freeze drying
  • Diagnostic kits
  • 96 well plates
  • Serum bottles and vials
  • Bulk products for analysis – plant material, organic tissue, waste products
  • Tissue banking
  • Clean Room Configuration with Wall Flange
  • PC/PLC Controls (SCADA)
  • 21CFR11 Electronic Data Security Package
  • MKS Capacitance Manometer
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Connections
  • Isolator Flange (welded)
  • LN2 Trap & Filter Trap
  • Isolation Valve

To get a complete list of all components of the Ultra Pilot and Small Production Lyophilizer, please contact a product specialist. We will be glad to discuss the options available for this unit to fit your requirements.