LC PH Series

Pharma Grade Rack / Bin / Large Parts Washer

The LC PH Series of pharmaceutical grade washers is a range of cabinet washers developed for all applications where it is necessary to wash and dry large volumes of items or large diameter / bulk components. Chamber capacity ranges from 4,250 to 10,500 litres (150 to 370 cu ft) and custom dimensions are always available upon request.

Available as single door or double door pass-through versions. The latter version provides an effective barrier system between zones in order to eliminate any risk of cross-contamination. As with the DS Series, different layout configurations are available: floor mounted or pit mounted (for direct floor loading), with automatic horizontal sliding doors or hinged doors, in full glass or stainless steel.

The chamber floor, manufactured with easily removable floor grating, allows the operator to walk with safety on it. The top and lateral oscillating washing arms guarantee perfect washing and drying results.

The inline heating elements, located in the hydraulic circuit, are pharma industry compliant, sanitary, and dead-leg free, fabricated from AISI 316L (1.4404) stainless steel and electro-polished. They may be connected to plant steam in the Steam heat exchanger version or directly to plant power in the Electrical heat exchanger version.

Steelco GMP washers are designed, manufactured, validated, and documented according to the latest global practices and standards to facilitate customer compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).

Key Features

Customizable Solutions

With more than 400 options and the widest range of chamber sizes available in the market, Steelco is able to meet the most challenging processing needs.

Unrivalled Performance

Detailed engineering of the sump and hydraulic circuit reduce water consumption and process time assuring high cleaning results.

Drying Efficacy

The double drying unit ensures high drying performance in a short drying period. The HEPA filter is placed in line at the end of the drying path before entering the chamber and rack.

Remote Assistance

The on-board VPN router communicates on the local network with the PLC and the HMI and allows remote connection from a computer, tablet, or smartphone without going on-site, drastically reducing support costs and improving machine uptime.

Easy Maintenance

The machine is developed considering technicians’ access to the maintenance and service area – easy access to all components conforming to safety regulations.

Non-Proprietary Parts

Only proven, non-proprietary, globally available components and automation systems. Steelco provides full details of every component allowing customers to source spare parts either from Steelco or from the original equipment manufacturer.

Steelco pharma grade machines comply with the applicable requirements of the following regulations and industry accepted guidelines:

  • cGMP
  • GAMP 5
  • FDA Regulation 21 CFR Part 11, 211, 820
  • Eudralex
  • PDA Technical Report
  • European and US Pharmacopeia
  • ISPE Guidelines
  • UL and CSA (on demand)

Chamber volume
from 4.250 litres / 150 cu ft
to 10.500 litres / 370 cu ft

Custom dimensions available up on request.

Overall dimensions
The overall dimensions may vary according to machine configuration and customer’s requirements. Electrical cabinet may be installed remotely from the machine. Air Handling Unit as well as detergent reservoir may be installed remotely depending on space and operational requirements.