The manufacturing of sterile products ought to be carried out in clean areas, were entry should be through airlocks for personnel and/or for equipment and materials. Clean areas should be maintained to an appropriate cleanliness standard and supplied with air which has passed through filters of an appropriate efficiency.
When manufacturing sterile medicinal products normally 4 grades can be distinguished with a variation of classification when manufacturing the airborne particulate. The VacuCobra shown is a version in stainless steel configuration with suction cup in silicone rubber. This is often requested when lifting in high demand areas with the vacuum pump placed at another location. An air-cooled, oil free working rotary vane vacuum pump with 1.5kW effect is used in the basic version. The vacuum pump is delivered with a built-in filter for clean environment. Extra filters are also available for dusty environments.