Telstar has developed a new standardised range of downflow booths for weighting and sampling in materials dispensing and dosage processes.

Designed to meet the most commonly demanding requirements needed for this range of equipment, the company has developed a new standardised version of nine different size models, shaped by conventional and standard requisites based on a compact modular structure.

The new standardised modular and compact range of cabinets allows expediting the design and installation process of cabinets, significantly reducing delivery times, making easier both the full integration of the equipment to the facility architecture or a standalone installation as required when installing within existing locations.

Delivery time reduction

Specially designed for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and fine chemical industries, the new standardised range of downflow booths for weighing and sampling offers an efficient and versatile solution, integrating the main characteristics and requirements that, consolidated by Telstar’s brand, are expected for this type of equipment.

Based on pre-designed models that do not require dedicated engineering or project management resources, this range of standardised modular booths enables a significant delivery time reduction, from 13 weeks up to 3 weeks, depending on the model chosen and current availability.

Subjected to a worldwide proven 3D design process and automated manufacturing method, it also minimises the generation of errors and virtually eliminates 100% of incidents.  The wide range of models and accessories offered in the standardised version enables greater flexibility and adaptability according to where the equipment, which is also characterised by a low noise level between 65 and 70 Dba, needs to be operated.

Although Telstar continues to head the development of custom-made Telstar downflow booths, the optimised design applied to a standardised version adapted to the most common requirements for a weighting and sampling operations of raw materials and excipients enables to set a fully and exact definition of the equipment at the purchase order phase.

The modular booths offer versatility for processes where powders are being handled or dust is likely, such as packaging of antibiotics, hormones and cytostatics; sampling, fractioning and weighing; and manufacturing of tablets and capsules.

The booths have been designed to provide protection for the user at operator exposure levels (OEL) of between 50 µg/m3 and 100µg/m3 in the working area and create a sterile unidirectional flow area (Class ISO 5 – ISO 14644-1) to protect the product against potential local contaminants and possible cross-contamination with other products or processes. Lower levels of containment (10μg/m3) can be achieved by utilising purpose designed workstations and containment screens.