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Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer for Pilot Test & Small-Scale production

The right choices of technologies & services for filtration, drying and agitation are crucial for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Our in-house fabrication capabilities include a comprehensive selection of equipment, systems and services that enable us to provide higher levels of performance and efficient operations process solutions.

One of latest business projects has involved the suppling the Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer in the US market.

Thanks to the experience and knowledge of our experts, and the quality of  MAVALAB products, we have been able to provide the supply of pilot plant reactor systems to be used for testing for new commercial plants.

MAVALAB products are innovatively designed and engineered to improve plant operational processes, thanks to main features, such as the pre-engineered mobile turnkey pilot / small batch filter dryer.  This solution enables the user to gain valuable experience and gather reliable process data at the same time.

All operations of an ANF and ANFDs are performed in an enclosed system, ensuring product quality, product consistency and operational safety.  Our ANF and ANFDs are also available in GMP/Sterile designs, which adhere to CIP/SIP requirements.  The equipment is available in different corrosion-resistant materials: stainless steel, Hastelloy® and special alloys.

Product highlights

The filter dryers are easy to operate and user-friendly.  They are available in trial / small batch mobile units, that provide a pre-engineered, cost-effective and manual operation, while possessing the same process functionality as the traditional units.

Key Features

  • Hydraulic-free, compact design
  • Shaft sealing with Interseal dry9000® or purged, double mechanical seal
  • Agitator drive with mechanical speed variator or VFD with pneumatic spindle design for agitator stoke
  • Manually operated, side discharge valve
  • Control panel according to ATEX or NEMA


  • Dust filter
  • WIP / CIP devices
  • Integration in isolator/glove box

For extremely corrosive applications, Pfaudler can offer ANF and ANFDs in glass-lined construction.  Our engineers work closely with you to assist in selecting the right ANF or ANFD and then optimizing it for your process conditions.

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