The pharmaceutical industry operates in an environment with stringent safety, sterility and precision requirements. In the production of pharmaceutical products, drugs and ultrapure water – VEGA sensors are reliable and easy to clean.
Level and pressure instrumentation for measuring tasks
VEGA sensors minimize maintenance and downtime while significantly increasing safety and efficiency. VEGA offers a complete range of measuring instruments for precise and safe drug production.
In the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, hygiene, reproducibility and flexibility are decisive factors for efficient as well as safe production with a high degree of automation. VEGA offers world-class level and pressure measurement technology.
Standardised hygienic adapters
The standardised connections of the hygienic adaptors, which guarantee high system availability, can be selected as needed. Installing the adaptors requires only minimal effort. The end-to-end concept allows simple integration and fast maintenance – it also reduces spare parts inventories and production downtime.
VEGA sensors have been specially developed for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, which are fulfilled by securely protected sealing, all-metal housings and wetted parts with a surface finish as fine as 0.3 µm RA.
Good manufacturing practice
Continuous monitoring of all production processes as well as routine inspection and testing of our sensors make us a reliable partner in adhering to good manufacturing practice. The basis for this is our quality management in compliance with ISO 9001 and our environmental management program based on ISO 14001.
Easy cleaning – reliable processes
To help ensure hygienic and sterile drug production processes, VEGA offers materials specially tailored to the strict requirements of the pharmaceutical industry – with all necessary approvals and material properties.
Efficient CIP/SIP cleaning
Cleaning in Place (CIP) and Sterilisation in Place (SIP) are methods for cleaning industrial process equipment.
During CIP cleaning, different liquids are pumped through the system piping. The cleaning media used are caustic and acidic solutions, some in high concentrations, often at extremely high temperatures.
VEGA sensors ensure that all required liquids are always available in sufficient amounts and reliably withstand the complex processes.
The ceramic measuring cell is oil-free and measures the pressure reliably up to 60 bar, even if the medium is rough and abrasive. Its extreme robustness and overload resistance make it the optimal solution in many applications.
Metallic measuring cell
The metallic measuring cell is fully welded and elastomer-free, it’s also suitable for pressures up to 1,000 bar. It meets all the material requirements according to FDA, EC 1935/2004, GB Standard, with a hygienic design that optimises cleaning, according to 3-A and EHEDG.
Standardised hygienic adapter for level, pressure and point level sensors
Any common adapter system that complies with EC 1935/2004, FDA, EHEDG, 3-A can be used for level sensors as well as for pressure and point level sensors. Whether all metallic or with elastomer O-ring sealing: The sensors fit all standard, commercially available hygienic connections.
Flexible and simple integration
Reduced production downtime
Fewer instrument versions in stock
Precise measurement technology also for complex applications
Whether for square or cylindrical tanks, for free-standing setups or integration into a system, for large or small vessels or vessels with agitators and heating elements: VEGA offers a complete range of measuring instruments for precise and safe drug production.
Agitator and spray ball
Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement
Thanks to strong focusing of the radar beam, it measures right past agitators or other tank internals, even during cleaning
Single use bioprocessing vessel
Radar sensor VEGAPULS 64 for continuous level measurement
Its high dynamic range allows level measurement from above, through the plastic container without actually any contact with the sensor.
Electronic differential pressure measurement with VEGABAR 83 for filter monitoring
High product quality thanks to reliable monitoring of the filter
Guided radar sensor VEGAFLEX 81 for continuous level measurement
Reliable measurement, unaffected by high levels of condensation and steam
Pressure transmitter VEGABAR 83 for pressure measurement
The metallic METEC® measuring cell is perfectly compatible with the sterilization processes
Pressure and level switches for efficient automation
The compact VEGABAR pressure switches and the VEGAPOINT capacitive Point level switches with IO-Link and illuminated, coloured light ring ensure better readability from all directions and from a distance.
Saturated steam pipeline
Pressure sensor VEGABAR 29 with IO-Link connection
Precise pressure measurement thanks to fast response time
Heating medium supply line
Pressure sensor VEGABAR 38 with IO-Link connection
Simple operation thanks to VDMA menu structure and integrated display
Capacitive point level switch VEGAPOINT 21 for point level detection
Unaffected by buildup thanks to its reliable switch point
Capacitive point level switch VEGAPOINT 31 for point level detection
Full-colour, 360° status display for easy recognition of switching status
To ensure that production facilities are competitive today and stay competitive tomorrow, process cycles have to be optimized and costs reduced – without compromising quality. With intelligent networking and unique services, VEGA makes processes noticeably more efficient and reliable throughout the entire value-added chain.
With Bluetooth, VEGA is looking far into the future. But already today, radio technology is making processes more and more flexible. Wireless communication provides better accessibility: in clean rooms, in harsh industrial environments and in hazardous areas. It allows parameterisation, display and diagnostics from a distance of up to 25 metres, thus saving time and avoiding dangers. Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.
VEGA uses IO-Link to make optimal use of all possibilities. With this manufacturer-independent, standard communication tool, sensors can be installed, parameterised and, if necessary, put back into operation faster and more cost-effectively. IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically if an instrument is replaced.
With myVEGA as your personal information platform you have access to numerous online functions relating to the VEGA products.
2D/3D drawings of configured instruments
Access to product documentation and order data
Access codes for VEGA sensors
VEGA Inventory System
Lower inventory levels mean lower costs. VEGA Inventory System makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp. Measuring instruments installed on containers, tanks or silos automatically inform the user when replenishments are required. In your plant, the user-friendly service software accesses not only current measurement data, but also consumption data from previous operating periods.
Our service for you
Every application is different and has its own special challenges. You’d like to talk with an expert and work out together with him which sensor best fulfils your requirements? Just give us a call. We’re happy to give advice and help you select the right instrument.