The BUCK® MC Lite DN100/150 from GEA is the first lightweight split butterfly valve for the contained transfer of highly potent solid dosage products.
Containment issues are becoming an increasingly important aspect of solid dosage form production, especially for highly potent and toxic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for hormone and oncology applications.
With a more intense focus on health and safety, avoiding both operator exposure and preventing cross-contamination is critical. For contained solid powder transfer, the solution is BUCK®.
Based on the success of the BUCK® MC (modular containment) valve, GEA is taken a bold step forward and further enhancing the ease of use and convenience of its DN100/150 actuator ring.
The new BUCK® MC Lite portable actuator ring retains the key advantages of the original MC actuator ring, including free orientation during docking, fast product changeovers, simple operation, maintenance and cleaning, and also comprises identical half valves for both sides of the docking station. In addition, the same unit can be used to dock several different processes. It’s also compatible with existing BUCK® MC half valves.
Offering the same functionality as the previous version, GEA has succeeded in making the actuator ring even more compact and lightweight. It weighs just 3.3 kg, which makes the entire unit easier to handle and implement. GEA has the health and welfare of your operators in mind, not to mention process optimization and productivity.
- containment levels of 1–10 μg/m3 (STTWA)
- weight reduction of 64%
- customizable hand lever position
- reduced number of parts
- rapid disassembly for cleaning, if required
- simple and robust
Offering standard and customized solutions, GEA’s split butterfly valve portfolio includes both manual and automated BUCK® MC valves (DN100–250) with optional assemblies (weighing, raising/lowering and compensator devices), suction for high containment applications (<1 μg/m3 STTWA) and total containment (TC) valve technologies. In addition, the Hicoflex® disposable bag and interface system allows visible product transfer and is designed to handle highly potent solids at volumes of 1–50 L.