VIRTIS Ultra Series

VIRTIS Ultra Series

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.


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
  • SPECIFICATIONS

    Specification
    XL (35L)
    or
    XL (50L)
    EL
    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 aggessively 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)
    ≤ 18 minutes
    ≤ 25 minutes
    ≤ 25 minutes
    *Shelf Pull-Down from 20 °C to -40 °C (minutes)
    *Applies to configurations with up to 8 shelves.
    Configuations with more shelves will increase pull down time.
    ≤ 90 minutes
    ≤ 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)
    Bulk Drying & Stoppering
    Bulk Drying
    Hydraulic Stoppering
    4 Shelves
    6.12 / 0.57
    8.88 / 225
    8.44 / 214
    5 Shelves
    7.65 / 0.71
    7.03 / 178
    6.68 / 169
    6 Shelves
    9.18 / 0.85
    5.79 / 146
    5.51 / 139
    7 Shelves
    10.71 / 1.00
    4.91 / 124
    4.67 / 118
    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)
    Liquid Nitrogen Traps
    303131 Liquid Nitrogen Trap 2.8 Liter
    328468 Liquid Nitrogen Trap 2.8 Liter with Auto-Feed
    Vacuum Pumps
    318535 D16B/380 LPM, Leybold Vacuum Pump, 230V/60Hz. Without IEC Line cord - with corrosion resistant components and adjustable gas ballast.
    590LPM Upgrade to D25B Leybold Vacuum Pump - with corrosion resistant components and adjustable gas ballast. 230V/60Hz (Without IEC Line Cord) Comes with inlet nipples and oil drain line. 590 LPM @ 60Hz, 509 LPM @ 50Hz
    100001170 Varian Trixcoll 300 Vacuum Pump w/ isolation valve. 230V 1ph 50/60 HZ.
    Shelf Latching Kits
    413527 Latching Clip Kit, set of 10 plastic clips
    434805 Latch Clip Set, 316L stainless steel -(2) ss clips w/handles.
    435352 3" Stroke Saver 4 thru 9 shelves Set
    435369 2" Stroke Saver 10 thru 15 shelves Set
    Trap Inserts
    FT Filter Trap (Cartridge Separate)
    250365 Soda Sorb Filter Cartridge
    250373 Activated Charcoal Cartridge
    Condenser Door and Spare Parts Kits
    390682 Glass Condenser Door (for 35L only and only for applications using Acetonitrile, TFA or other solvents). Door is wrapped with stainless steel to prevent chipping.
    SSVT Optional Stainless Steel vacuum piping (in place of rubber tubing)
    USPK2 Ultra two-year spare parts kit
    Probes
    MVP MVP Product Probes - for placing probes into small sample vials for product temperature analysis while providing virtually no thermal path to the product.Customer to supply: stopper size; length of Guide tube; length of thermocouple wire; type of plug. Additional cost for steam.
    Trays
    304600 Standard PETG Plastic Tray 10" x 20" - For Genesis, Ultra's and Unitop Units.
    333948 Standard stainless steel (316L) tray w/locking rails, 10" x 20".
    312033 Removable Bottom stainless steel (316L) rack and tray assembly, 10" x 20".
    374446 Filter Seal stainless steel tray with locking rails, 10" x 20".
    172486 Filter Paper for Trays (100 per pack)
    154989 Stainless steel tray (pan) with flat rail, 10" x 20" .
    POLYTR Poly Bottom Tray, 10" x 20".
    398473 Low Profile 1" Removable Bottom stainless steel rack and tray assembly, 10" x 20".
    SSGRID Stainless steel support grid - vial diameter required - can be used with 10" x 20" tray.
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