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21.11.2011

Edwards Wins Significant Order in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Edwards has won an order worth over £160K to supply dry pump systems to Perrigo API in India.

The EDP400 dry vacuum pumps, which are used in the manufacturing process of fine chemicals for the pharmaceutical industries, will provide a reliable and robust system with high performance that will enable Perrigo to optimise its process, reduce operational costs and its carbon footprint.

Perrigo API is installing the dry pumps as part of a new active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing project at Maharashtra, India. Edwards has many successful installations in chemical and pharmaceutical plants in the area and, after a thorough review of equipment, Perrigo API recognised the benefits of dry pump technology and chose Edwards’ system for its proven high class performance and reliability.

The EDP400 pump system is based on Edwards’ oil-free, non-contacting reverse claw mechanism. It provides consistent vacuum at high efficiencies, with pumping speeds of 400m³h-1. The dry pump completely eliminates all problems of process contamination and creation of polluted effluent, which are experienced with traditional wet vacuum pump technologies. The non-contacting mechanism in the Edwards pump provides long life and high reliability, with a minimum pump life expectancy of 25 years. As a result, it requires less maintenance and provides a low cost of ownership.

“I’m delighted to win this order, which means Perrigo API can now benefit from the operational and environmental benefits of using dry pumps,” says Vikrant Sanglikar, Country Head – South Asia, Edwards. “We work closely with our customers to advise on reliable and efficient systems that offer the best solution and vacuum performance for their process and this win cements our position in the industry and region as an expert supplier.”

Edwards’ equipment is also backed up by a knowledgeable service team that offers technical support to its customers, including field and on-site services and technical training.

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