Vacuum Pumps

At the heart of every inhaler testing system is the Pump. The Pharmacopoeias are careful to point out that “a vacuum pump with excess capacity must be selected in order to draw air at the designated volumetric flow rate” through the system and in the case of Dry Powder Inhalers, to generate sonic flow.
Copley offers a choice of three pumps dependent on the set-up concerned and the capacity required.

SCP5 - Super Capacity Vacuum Pump

Capable of generating sonic (P3/P2 ≤ 0.5) flow rates through the Next Generation Impactor (NGI) up to 100 L/min, the SCP5 provides a maximum unregulated flow of 683 L/min, ideal for DPI applications. Designed to provide a viable alternative to the use of two HCP5 pumps to provide these conditions, the SCP5 can also be used for MDI, Nasal Spray and Nebuliser applications via a flow control valve, which regulates the flow rate between 0 and 280 L/min.

LCP5 Features:

  • Optimal for higher, sonic flow rate testing requirements of DPIs
  • Regulated inlet: flow rate can be adjusted between 0 – 280 L/min (for MDIs etc)
  • Unregulated inlet: flow rate can be adjusted between 0 - 683 L/min (bypasses flow control)
  • Low noise generation for unit size
  • Suitable for laboratory use - dual filtration ensures no oil vapour in exhaust air
  • Unit dimensions: 420 x 600 x 450 mm (w x d x h)
  • Note: Special electrical supply requirements are necessary for UK and US applications. Please check details prior to placing your order.

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