Abstract: A washing appliance for application in pharmaceutical production and/or preclinical pharmaceutical research centres, and for the execution of washing/rinsing steps on parts and components for pharmaceutical production, comprising a hydraulic circuit for the circulation of washing/rinsing liquid and a recirculation pump in the hydraulic circuit, comprising: a wash chamber adapted to contain said parts and components for pharmaceutical production to be washed, said chamber comprising one or two hermetically closed access doors; one or more washing systems, internal to the wash chamber and connected to said hydraulic circuit, and adapted to supply wash liquid into the chamber; an accumulation basin at the bottom of the wash chamber, for accumulating the washing/rinsing liquid, connected to said recirculation pump; a heat exchanger for heating or maintaining the temperature of the washing/rinsing liquid received through said recirculation pump and supplied to said one or more washing systems; a generator of ga
Abstract: A containment basket adapted for bottles or similar containers includes: sidewalls, a base including grids or slots, an open side opposite to the base, and a fastening system on opposite first sidewalls of the basket; for securing fixed grids parallel to the base of the basket. The fixed grids include apertures for housing the bottles. Lateral guides on opposite second sidewalls of the basket are adapted for housing a lever system for positioning a sliding grid parallel to the fixed grids in a height-adjustable position. The sliding grid includes apertures suitable for housing the bottles. First windows on the second sidewalls are adapted to cooperate with the lever system to allow the height-adjustable positioning of the sliding grid and to allow the sliding grid to slide between a first bottle retaining position and a second bottle releasing position.
Abstract: A washing machine (1) for washing animal cages and/or other equipment or accessories used in animal facilities and/or in research laboratories, comprising a washing chamber (2); a plurality of rods (3) arranged inside the washing chamber (2) and designed for spraying a fluid on a load to be washed, each rod (3) comprising a plurality of nozzles (4) for the inlet of said fluid in said washing chamber (2); pumping means associated with the rods (3) to feed the fluid to the nozzles (4); the machine 1 comprises a maximum of six of such rods (3).
Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for abatement of vapors for washing machines as well as to a washing machine comprising the apparatus. The apparatus for abatement of vapors according to the present invention simultaneously allows vapors generated inside the washing chamber to be effectively abated and the energy consumption of the machine to be optimized by pre-heating the working fluid.
Abstract: A method for washing one or more tanks for containing aquatic animals includes inserting one or more tanks for aquatic animals to be washed into a washing chamber of a washing apparatus. A washing solution is supplied to the washing chamber and comprises an alkaline detergent in combination with hydrogen peroxide. The alkaline detergent is free from surfactants, phosphates and chlorine. A neutralizing agent is supplied to the washing chamber and also is free from surfactants, phosphates and chlorine, to re-establish a desired pH of the residual washing solution in the washing chamber.
Abstract: The present invention concerns a system for the disassembly, handling and reassembly of animal containment cages for use in a lab animal room, comprising automated means for handling and moving the cages (2, 3), at least one disassembly station (60) where said cages are placed during their disassembly, and a control unit that governs said automated means (2, 3) as a function of the parameters identified by suitable detection sensors (62, 63, 64) located at said disassembly station. The present invention also concerns the method implemented by said system.
Abstract: The present invention concerns an automated system for handling trays for containing animals in a lab animal room, and particularly for inverting the trays when they emerge from the tunnel washer. One object of the present invention is thus a completely automated system comprising an inverter device associated with a system for moving the trays on rotating rollers and complete with stopper means capable of blocking the trays in their forward feed movement synchronized, by means of a central control unit, with the movements of an inverter device capable of managing trays of different shapes and sizes.
Abstract: This invention concerns a washing machine, particularly for washing out the cages and tanks used in animal laboratories, comprising a wash chamber into which a load of the items to be washed can be inserted and equipped with multiple nozzles and a water collection reservoir situated in the floor of the wash chamber. It is characterised by the fact that it comprises a single hydraulic circuit suitable for carrying out, using the system of supplying water to the load, the entire wash and rinse cycles, without the need for two separate wash and rinse circuits. The object of this invention is also the washing method carried out by this machine.
March 18, 2011
September 22, 2011
Luciano SAVOIA, Michele VITALI, Christian IAMETTI