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Sensors for the pharmaceutical industry

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.


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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.

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FDA
EG 1935/2004
EHEDG
3-A

Measurement technology for hygienic and sterile processes

Optimal measurement technology – uncompromising quality

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.

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.

No incompatibilities

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: The basis for this is our quality management in compliance with ISO 9001 and our environmental management program based on ISO 14001.

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.

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.

Sensors for the pharmaceutical industry



Level sensors


Level sensors for liquids

For liquids

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Level sensors for bulk solids

For bulk solids

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Radar sensor Level measurement liquids VEGAPULS 64

VEGAPULS 64

TDR sensor for continuous level and interface measurement of liquids VEGAFLEX83

VEGAFLEX 83

 Radar sensor for continuous level measurement of bulk solids VEGAPULS 69

VEGAPULS 69


Point level switches


Capacitive level switches for the detection of water-based liquids and light bulk solids

VEGAPOINT

Capacitive level switches for the detection of water-based liquids and light bulk solids

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Vibrating level switches for liquids and bulk solids

Vibrating level switches

Vibrating level switches for liquids and bulk solids
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VEGAPOINT 11 Ultra-compact capacitive limit switch for the detection of water-based liquids

VEGAPOINT 11

water-based liquids from DK > 2
transistor output

$ 155.00
Basic price
VEGAPOINT 21 Compact capacitive limit switch for the detection of water-based liquids

VEGAPOINT 21

water-based liquids from DK > 1.5
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
Ex and hygiene approvals 
$ 193.00
Basic price

VEGAPOINT 23

water-based liquids from DK > 1,5
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
Ex and hygiene approvals
tube version, up to 1 m
$ 317.00
Basic price

VEGAPOINT 31

light bulk solids
transistor output, IO-Link, 
wireless operation, 
hygiene approvals 
$ 193.00
Basic price
VEGASWING 51 Vibrating level switch for liquids

VEGASWING 51

For liquids
$ 207.00
Basic price
VEGASWING 61 Vibrating level switch for liquids

VEGASWING 61

For liquids
 

plics® instrument platform

VEGAVIB 61 Vibrating level switch for granular bulk solids

VEGAVIB 61

For granulated bulk solids
from density 20 g/l

plics® instrument platform

VEGAWAVE 61 Vibrating level switch for powders

VEGAWAVE 61

For powdery and fine-grained bulk solids from density 8 g/l

plics® instrument platform


Pressure sensors


Pressure sensors with ceramic measuring cell

Ceramic measuring cell

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.
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Pressure sensors with metallic measuring cell

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.
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Pressure sensor

VEGABAR 18

4 … 20 mA
From ½" thread
M12x1
 
 
 
$ 245.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 28

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display

$ 326.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 38

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
On-site display and 3-key operation
$ 432.00
Basic price
VEGABAR 82 Pressure transmitter

VEGABAR 82

plics® instrument platform 

Custom-made sensors for any measuring task
Diverse connection options

 
Pressure sensor

VEGABAR 19

4 … 20 mA
From ½" thread
M12x1
$ 242.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 29

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
$ 314.00
Basic price
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 39

4 ... 20 mA, 3-wire output, IO-Link
From ½" thread, hygienic fittings
M12x1, ISO 4400, cable outlet
Hygienic, Ex, ship approval
All-round switching status display
On-site display and 3-key operation
$ 395.00
Basic price
VEGABAR 39 Pressure transmitter

VEGABAR 83

plics® instrument platform

Custom-made sensors for any measuring task
Diverse connection options

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
  • Fast exchange
  • 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.

Filtration system

  • Electronic differential pressure measurement with VEGABAR 83 for filter monitoring
  • High product quality thanks to reliable monitoring of the filter

Autoclave

  • 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

Supply tank

  • Capacitive point level switch VEGAPOINT 21 for point level detection
  • Unaffected by buildup thanks to its reliable switch point

Capsule filling

  • Capacitive point level switch VEGAPOINT 31 for point level detection
  • Full-colour, 360° status display for easy recognition of switching status


Interconnected solutions

Online-Tools

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.


Wireless communication provides better accessibility: Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.

Wireless adjustment

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.

  

IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically.

IO-Link

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.

myVEGA

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 makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp.

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.

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