The EPIC™ offers up to 30 sq ft of shelf area with a Pilot Freeze-Dryer/Lyophilizer condensing capacity of 40 Liters in 24 hours, the perfect unit for small scale production. Not only does the price/performance beat anything in its class, but Millrock also provides the most advanced controls/user interface, as a standard feature. The standard controls are PC/PLC based, offering data collection and self-testing features.
Our easy-to-use software provides automatic freezedrying, defrost, system and leak rate testing. Data can be printed either numerically or graphically. This same control system is used on industrial dryers, allowing scaling to production. An interactive maintenance screen simplifies component servicing. All systems are remotely accessible, with customer approval, for troubleshooting process issues.
Advanced system options include: FreezeBooster™ Controlled Nucleation, Auto-Dry Protocol Optimization and CIP. The combination provides the ideal platform for simplified and optimized protocol development.
|SHELF AREA||10 sq ft to 30 sq ft|
|SHELF ASSEMBLY||Bulk or Hydraulic Stoppering|
|SHELF TEMPERATURE RANGE||-70º to + 65°C|
|SHELF HEAT TRANSFER||Hollow Fluid Filled|
|SHELF SIZE/FINISH||18″x24″, 316L, 20 Ra or better|
|VAPOR PORT||8″ Standard|
|CONDENSING RATE||40L in 24 hours|
|CONDENSER STYLE||Exposed Coil|
|COMPRESSORS (SCROLL)||5hp and 3.5hp|
|PRODUCT SENSORS||4, Type T|
|VACUUM PUMP||590 LPM, Corrosion Resistant|
|VACUUM CONTROL||Pirani w/ Solenoid & Needle Valve|
|CONTROL SYSTEM||PC/PLC with Opt-Dry Software|
|TRAYS||One per shelf included|
|CABINET||62″w x 44″d x 87.5″h|
(sq ft/sq M)
|5||5.5 / 139||10 / 0.93|
|6||4.5 / 114||12 / 1.1|
|7||3.75 / 95||14 / 1.3|
|8||3.25 / 82||16 / 1.48|
|9||2.8 / 71||18 / 1.67|
|10||2.5 / 63||20 / 1.86|
Bulk Fill (liters)
The EPIC has been developed from over 50 years of experience in the freeze drying world. The standard system design provides a highly reliable platform for your freeze drying needs. Using more robust refrigeration components ensures the highest performance and reliability available. In addition, the system is designed to be more tolerant of fluctuations in room
temperature and supply voltage, which are common issues with lower end systems.
We have addressed common application issues in our design with features such as; more accurate vacuum sensors, no rubber hoses, no vapor flow choke points, superior shelf temperature uniformity, reduced shelf temperature transition times, increased stoppering pressure, and more to ensure that the equipment is not a limit to your freeze drying needs.
OPTI-DRY® PC/PLC CONTROL
The EPIC Series comes complete with PLC controls and a PC for programming and data collection. Our easy-to-use software provides automatic freeze-drying, defrost, and system test. Data can be printed either numerically or graphically. This same control system can be used on industrial dryers, allowing scaling to production. An interactive maintenance screen simplifies component servicing.
OPTI-DRY® uses an Ethernet platform for hardware connectivity making data transmission extremely fast. It also provides web connectivity for those who want remote access to their systems.
For R&D, Protocol Development, Small Scale Production, Cycle Automation and Optimization, Opti-Dry offers all the tools you need.