CML Europe (Cambridge Major Laboratories) produces chemical raw materials in small quantities for pharmaceutical companies. Mixing and dosing is done with an explosion-proof hand pallet truck scale.
Weighing with a RAVAS-2100L EXi in atex zone 1&21
Weighing in a reactor room of the CML production plant works as follows: the pallet carrying a drum filled with raw materials is picked up by a RAVAS-2100L EXi hand pallet truck scale and driven into the reactor room. The required quantity of raw material is then pumped out of the drum, into the reactor vessel, using a vacuum pump. If several components are used in the batching routine, the action will be repeated until the reactor contains the correct amounts and components, mixed by weight. After filling the reactor vessel, the drums are transported back to the warehouse, so the reactor room is free of materials and equipment.
CML also uses a platform scale. The disadvantage is that the platform is large, takes up a lot of valuable working space, and is difficult to clean. The RAVAS-2100L EXi mobile scale is present in the reactor room only when it’s used.
Production of raw materials for pharmaceutical industry
CML Europe produces raw materials in small quantities for renowned companies in the pharmaceutical industry. To obtain the end product, organic synthesis is being used. Raw materials are being mixed and separated, warmed up and cooled down. This all takes place in the reactor vessels in the EX-zone of the CML plant.
Precise quantity of raw materials
CML Europe has its own measuring service which checks the accuracy of measuring and control equipment every two weeks. RAVAS-2100L EXi also falls under this control service, because precise weighing of quantities of raw material is of the largest importance.