For a pilot project for the automation of processes, GAT developed a CIP/SIP-capable rotary union which transmits liquid and gaseous media. To prevent media residues, the unit is designed without dead space. The sealing between the housing and the rotating shaft is effected by elastomer seals, paired with special mechanical seals.
The rotary union withstands the cleaning and sterilization processes commonly used in pharmaceuticals and medical technology without any damage. In the orbital welding process, separate clamp fittings are attached as connections between the rotary union and the external media channels.
To ensure long-term safety, the manufacturing processes and all materials that come into contact with the media are certified according to FDA and UPS Cl.6 for this application.