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Leading Mixers Designed for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Applications

18 June 2015

Through its Lightnin brand, SPX is a world leader in mixing solutions with a long history of serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and detailed understanding of their needs. Its latest SanStar Series mixers are specifically designed for hygienic, reliable operation across a wide range of mixing applications within these industries

The SSi (Stainless Steel In-line) and SSO (Stainless Steel Offset) mixers from SPX’s SanStar Series provide long life, a wide range of flexible options and are designed to reduce power loss through the use of high-efficiency planetary gears. They are specifically designed to meet the required standards of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and are provided with an SPX Quality Assurance Documentation (QAD) package to demonstrate current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

Constructed with stainless steel housings and motors, Lightnin SanStar mixers comply with the latest ASME BPE guidelines, have CE certification and can be designed for ATEX requirements. They are suitable for a wide range of mixing applications in areas including buffer and media preparation, fermenters, bioreactors, product recovery and bulk pharmaceutical processing.

These flexible units are adaptable to installation requirements and are capable of having longer shaft lengths to fit mix-tanks without the need for any in-tank support. Various motor options plus a full spectrum of impeller types are also available to meet a wide variety of tank sizes. Additionally, the mixers will run at variable speeds without speed block out ranges and can be fitted to multiple flange types and sizes.

The SanStar SSi is based on SPX’s vast experience of building in-line gearboxes and sanitary design. It offers a smaller footprint than many alternate technologies, making it a good choice where space is limited.

The offset gearbox on the SanStar SSO provides a mixer that combines sanitary design and easy maintenance with the ability to use exceptionally long shaft lengths of up to 4572 mm (180"), making it ideal for larger tanks.

SanStar mixers have polished 300 series stainless steel housings and are designed to be easily cleaned, provide superior corrosion protection and are suitable for use in clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilize-in-place (SIP) operations. Their single, dry-running mechanical seals are available with or without a sanitary purge gland.

“SPX is very pleased to introduce the SanStar SSO and SSI to our line of sanitary products, we feel this now provides us with the breadth of offering that suits many of our customers mixing needs", said Nick Daddabbo, Global Product Manager-Portables, SPX Corporation's Lightnin brand.

Both the SanStar SSi and SSO mixers offer customers a great value solution that reduces total cost of ownership through efficient operation, reliable performance, easy maintenance and long life. Combined with SPX’s experience in serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, customers can be assured that they are getting a best-value solution that will meet every area of a wide range of application needs.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Anne Johnson
Marketing Communications Manager – UK
SPX Corporation
Tel:  +44 1604 889921
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