Air Innovations Creates Environmental Control Units That Meet Diverse
Pharmaceutical companies, research labs and medical device manufacturers are most recent
customers specifying Air Innovations' custom-designed equipment
Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) April 5, 2010 -- Air Innovations, Inc. (AI) announces the completion of several projects
requiring the company's expertise designing and building custom environmental control units (ECUs). Two
ECUs were shipped to two different pharmaceutical packaging firms that had demanding air conditioning
specifications, said AI President and CEO Michael Wetzel, P.E. One was a returning customer that needed
precisely controlled conditions to provide an exact level of uniform drying, for fluid bed dryers used by the
manufacturer to coat capsules, pills and caplets. The ECU supplying air to the process tools was required to have
the ability to either add or remove humidity to maintain a 50 degrees F dew point level, Wetzel explained.
The second pharmaceutical company required a single packaged system containing both humidification and a
cooling system, plus a desiccant dryer, for blister pack packaging machine. The company requested broad
flexibility in environmental control in anticipation of future requirements in the industry. The multiple device
system AI designed can provide either a very dry or a very humid environment on demand.
University research labs continue to specify AI's ECUs, Wetzel noted. To expand its research infrastructure in the
field of nanophotonics, one institution specified a three-cubed, water-cooled system (each cube 26" x 30") with a
dry-steam humidification, for an electron beam lithography tool. The tool will be used to support the research
program led by one of the university's top scientists. The other university ordered an ECU for a 425 sq.ft.
cleanroom laboratory that will be adjacent to the school's existing scanning electronic microscope and
photolithography rooms. The project includes the construction of a cleanr