PSL’s GFD® ANFDs are highly regarded for their efficiency, reliability and performance. They are used for solid-liquid separation activities primarily in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries under the name GFD®Lab. There have always been different sizes and configurations within the GFD® range – the 010, 050 and 500 series. The smaller sizes were specifically adapted for Lab use with features including benchtop design, compact, ergonomic.
The 500 series offers operational volumes/capacities that are often classed as as Pilot experiments from a business strategy point of view. It was natural to reposition the 500 series under the name GFD®Pilot to help highlight the key features and benefits that differentiate it from being a benchtop ANFD and address requirements that only start to matter at these larger scales.
As with the GFD®Lab, the GFD®Pilot comprises an agitated vessel engineered to operate under vacuum and under pressure. The vessel is manufactured from Borosilicate 3.3 glass, 316L Stainless Steel or Alloy 22 and has a heated jacket for efficient drying. Solid-liquid separation is carried out within the filtration basket which is removable to maximise product recovery.