Pharmaceutical Vacuum suits cleanroom environments.

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Stainless Steel CWR 75SS handles cleaning, spillage removal, and wet/dry pick-up in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Approved for cleanrooms down to ISO 4, filtration system consists of up to three HEPA/ULPA filters, which prevent particles from contaminating motor and from being exhausted into cleanroom environment. Up to 99.999% of particles down to 0.12 microns are retained within vacuum. Main filter is comprised of porous polyethylene tubes.

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All-Purpose Pharmaceutical Vacuum Cleaner From Nilfisk-Advance America Cleans Up at INTERPHEX 2003

The Nilfisk CWR 75SS efficiently handles general maintenance cleaning, spillage removal, and wet/dry pick-up in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and cleanrooms

NEW YORK, March 31, 2003 - Industrial vacuum cleaner manufacturer Nilfisk-Advance America's CWR 75SS pharmaceutical vacuum is on display today at INTERPHEX 2003 (March 31-April 2, 2003, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, Booth 838). The all-purpose Nilfisk CWR 75SS vacuum enables contamination-control specialists to perform a variety of cleaning tasks in pharmaceutical facilities and cleanrooms - including general maintenance, spillage removal, and wet/dry collection - with a single, high-efficiency machine. It is approved for cleanrooms down to ISO 4 (Class 10).

"Our customers love the fact that the CWR 75SS is so versatile," said Mike D'Agostino, product manager for Nilfisk-Advance America. "It safely collects powders, liquids, chemicals, allergens, and more. It can be used in cleanrooms, manufacturing areas, or anywhere else in the plant without the risk of contamination. Plus, it can be easily sanitized and autoclaved."

The vacuum's filtration system is largely responsible for its unusual capabilities. The system may consist of up to three HEPA/ULPA filters, which prevent particles from contaminating the motor and from being exhausted into the cleanroom environment. The redundant HEPA and/or ULPA filters ensure that up to 99.999% of particles, down to and including 0.12 microns, are retained within the vacuum.

The system's main filter is comprised of porous polyethylene tubes, which are water-, rot-, mildew-, and corrosion-resistant for maximum filter life. These tubes also help workers save time by enabling wet/dry collection without a filter change-out.

Additionally, the stainless steel CWR 75SS features an autoclaveable collection container, floor tool, and trolley for fast sanitation and validation; an optional drain valve for easy disposal of liquid debris; and multiple collection/disposal options.

For more information on the CWR 75SS, please call 877-215-8322 or visit

Additional Nilfisk-Advance America Vacuums on Display at INTERPHEX 2003

o CFM 3156AXX - The CFM 3156 is designed for continuous operation in fixed installations. The vacuum's small footprint, highly efficient filtration system, and stainless steel construction make it ideal for cleanrooms down to ISO 5 (Class 100).

o CFM 3151AXX - This vacuum continuously extracts excess powder straight from the source when integrated into drug-processing equipment including milling, filling, de-dusting, polishing, and packaging machines. The vacuum's constant, powerful suction ensures that all powder is collected, while its exceptional filtration system guarantees that the collected powder is safely retained in the vacuum for recovery and/or reuse.

o Nilfisk GM 80CR - Specifically designed and packaged for use in cleanrooms, the portable GM 80CR contains ESD-capable accessories, an interference-suppressed motor, and a four-stage filtration system, including an ULPA exhaust filter. The GM 80CR meets cleanroom standards up to and including ISO 4 (Class 10).

o CFM 3507WAXXX - The versatile CFM 3507W is capable of both wet and dry collection, overhead and general cleaning, and provides exceptional performance in process-integrated or portable applications, as well as central vacuum systems. Built for durability, the CFM 3507W is available in stainless steel.

o Nilfisk Explosion Proof - Available in both pneumatic and electric models, the explosion-proof vacuum system is ideal for applications requiring the removal of hazardous debris, petrochemicals, or fine powders. Its non-sparking, conductive accessories and stainless steel tank ensure the safe collection of wet and dry particulates in Class I/Group D and Class II/Groups F and G hazardous locations.

About Nilfisk-Advance America

Nilfisk-Advance America helps its industrial customers meet their individual cleaning requirements and challenges with an extensive range of high-performance vacuum cleaners. From its Malvern, Pa. headquarters, Nilfisk-Advance America provides industrial vacuums for heavy-duty applications that require maximum suction power; and specialty vacuums for clean applications that demand "absolute" air purity and facility cleanliness. The company's Nilfisk and CFM brand vacuums are equipped with industry-specific features and exceptionally efficient filtration systems, ensuring dust- and debris-free facilities in the food, chemical/pharmaceutical, electronics, metalworking/powder coating, and a variety of manufacturing industries. For more information, please visit

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