Advanced Sentry 2.0 Controller for Virtis® Brand Benchtop(TM) 'K' Freeze Dryer Features Synoptic LCD Display

SP Industries has announced their Benchtop "K" Series Freeze Dryers will now be supplied with the newest, most advanced Sentry 2.0 Controller. This latest technology microprocessor controller is designed to make operation intuitive and easy to monitor. A clear backlit synoptic LCD allows at-a-glance viewing of all functioning systems and their status. In addition, a graphic wave LED display enables quick and easy confirmation of temperature and vacuum status. Optional workstation software enables data collection and historical trending of the freeze drying process.

The Sentry 2.0 Controller provides full function control plus precise vacuum regulation. Additional features include single button auto start-up, automatic operation of the drying mode, precise vacuum pressure control and inert gas backfill and bleed system. Expanded alarm capabilities include power outage, condenser overload, and vacuum safety alarms. The Sentry 2.0 Controller also provides for the factory installed option of product and shelf monitoring and shelf temperature control up to 70ºC.

For more information, call 800-523-2327, visit our web site at, or write SP Industries, 935 Mearns Rd., Warminster, PA 18974.


SP Industries is a leading manufacturer of specialty glassware, environmental control chambers, glassware washers and dryers, and laboratory-to-production scale lyophilizers. The company, which sells its products under the following well-known brands: Wilmad-LabGlass®, Hotpack®, VirTis®, and Hull®, is structured along two distinct business lines and two product groups. The product groups are equipment and glass. The business lines are laboratory and industrial. This approach allows SP Industries to offer its customers a fully integrated package of products and services. SP Industries has made very significant investments in facilities, infrastructure, training, and people. The company has a clearly defined vision for the future that includes focusing on core competencies and developing exciting new products and services geared to meeting the demands of those markets.

The company's four glass operations are combined in one business unit located in New Jersey. The equipment line is operated from two facilities, one in Warminster, Pennsylvania and one in Gardiner, New York. Both of these facilities are ISO 9001:2000 registered. Corporate headquarters and some manufacturing operations are housed in a 75,000 square foot facility in Warminster. In addition, the company continues to invest heavily in validation and commissioning competencies. With the ongoing requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 and the emergence of GAMP 4, SP Industries is uniquely positioned as the leader in compliance and GAMP 4 commitment.

SP TechCare, the service arm of SP Industries, is structured to be highly responsive to customers. Staffed to provide after-the-sale support for all SP products, SP TechCare can respond quickly to equipment service needs. Experienced personnel offer technical assistance to help customers meet new guidelines, save time, increase productivity, simplify tasks, or reduce costs.

SP Industries,
935 Mearns Road,
Warminster, PA 18974
Tel: 800-523-2327
FAX: 215-674-9829

800-523-2327 EXT 1316

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