Waysafe Bespoke Cabinet for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Solotec Scientific were approached by a UK based world leading contract development and manufacturing organisation operating within the pharmaceutical industry.

The client required Solotec to design a cabinet to house the machinery which tested the destruction of pharmaceutical tablets which could be harmful to the operator.

The Challenge

The cabinet needed to be manufactured with the ability to house the following machinery:

  1. Kraemer Tablet Hardness Tester HC6.2
  2. Charles Ischi AE1 Friability and Abrasion Tester
  3. Charles Ischi DISI 3M Disintegration Tester

It was also important that the design included additional space to accommodate a balance and a printer.

The client advised us of their de-contamination process which required ‘fogging’ to disinfect the whole room, and therefore the cabinet needed to be semi-waterproof. We also had to be mindful that the finished product must conform to GMP Manufacturing criteria which included seamless welds and a polished finish to the stainless steel.

The Solution

The original design of the cabinet was as per the standard Waysafe® build with an aluminium frame and Perspex panels. However, due to the need for waterproofing, it was determined that a stainless-steel construction with acrylic panels would be ideal.

The design incorporated a split level worksurface to ensure the machinery operation area was all on one level. To accommodate the required additional space for a balance and printer, we designed a shelf below the working surface. We also fitted a liquid waste pipe to this shelf with tri-clamp fitting.

We included a twin 600 series filter system to compensate for the large open front, improving operator safety.  The client specified that the cabinet must be moveable; therefore, castors were added to enable this function.

The unit was designed and completed on schedule and delivered complete with conformance certificates.

Pre-Manufacture Drawing for Customer Approval

The Finished Enclosure

About Solotec Scientific

The Waysafe range of safety enclosures is manufactured by Solotec Scientific, delivering high-quality laboratory safety equipment to customers both within the UK and internationally. Solotec Scientific has been designing and manufacturing bench top safety enclosures since 1991, offering a wide range of products from its facilities in Greater Manchester.

Waysafe products are made to order in the UK by a team of skilled and experienced engineers, helping to deliver bespoke enclosures to meet your unique specifications at highly competitive prices.

Waysafe safety enclosures are used in a variety of research and hospital applications within a number of industries including the food, asbestos, chemical, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Waysafe also has a wide stock of replacement filters, motors, and accessories for a range of models, all ready for immediate dispatch, which can be ordered from our online store.

The team at Waysafe are always available to discuss your specific requirements and are committed to providing the best in bench-top safety enclosures.

If you would like to find out more about our range of safety enclosures, contact a member of the team on 0161 339 6187.