Despatch equipment plays a pivotal and multi-faceted role in the healthcare industry. Our world-renowned
depyrogenation tunnels sterilize vials used for liquid pharmaceuticals. The products we touch in the healthcare
industry often have a tremendous impact on people’s lives. In addition to pharmaceutical vials, our equipment
cures and sterilizes contact lenses and many different life-saving medical and surgical devices. Healthcare
companies turn to Despatch when only the highest standards of quality equipment will do.
With a large installed base of units in the medical field, the
performance of Despatch equipment typically exceeds process
requirements for even the most exacting customer needs. Despatch
understands well the many possible customer applications and can
offer custom designs to accommodate many processes.
For medical instrument manufacturers that need to apply polymer
coatings to products such as defibrillators, pacemakers, catheters and
surgical staples, a Despatch Industries forced convection oven with
its tight temperature tolerances provides a superior coating drying
process. By using the forced convection oven together with forced
exhaust, manufacturers realize quicker cool-down times and shorter
process cycles. The result is greater productivity with lower cost.
Optical labs find Despatch ovens well suited for curing optical
coatings needed for scratch resistance and tinting. Ovens
are available with pass-through doors for a seamless process
flow through the work cell. For curing contact lenses a nitrogen
atmosphere oven is used to prevent yellowing of the lenses.
Optical manufacturers depend on uniform internal temperatures,
accurate ramp and soak time and precise temperature
controls. Forced convection ovens from Despatch Industries
provide high air flow and tight temperature uniformity (±1°C)
as well as rapid cooling. Together, these key attributes provide
consistent coating cures, reduced cycle times, and dramatically
improved process yields—by as much as 28%.
Ovens for the Optical Market
Despatch Industries thermal processing solutions are found in a wide variety of critical applications for the pharmaceutical industry.
Pharmaceutical compounders have used Despatch LCC cleanroom ovens to sterilize and depyrogenate implements, preparations and glassware. The recirculated air in this oven is 100% HEPA filtered for operation at ISO Class 5 (Class 100) or better within the oven chamber. The ovens can be stacked allowing independent batch processing in a small lab. These ovens can comply with USP Chapter <797> and cGMP standards. The exterior of the oven is 304 stainless steel, and the interior is type 304-2B stainless steel. All interior seams are continuously welded on the insulation side to protect the work chamber from contamination and the migration of insulation fibers.
The user-friendly Protocol 3 controller and Protocol Manager Software allow oven control, recipe download, and data logging and enable communication between a personal computer and up to 32 Despatch ovens.
From R&D to production, Despatch delivers consistent,
repeatable performance that adds up to shorter cycle times,
higher productivity and lower operating costs.