In this article, we'll detail the similarities, differences, and applications for a broad spectrum of Terra pass-through systems. Perhaps you need a simple and economical option for general tasks in labs, healthcare, or pharmacy environments. Meanwhile, Terra's cleanroom and specialty pass-throughs are designed and customizable for virtually any pharmaceutical, semiconductor, medical device, surgical, or ICU environment. Below, we'll identify several models that cater to general and technical users, including economical ValuLine models, BioSafe
Terra Universal is a manufacturer and supplier of various cleanroom pass-through chambers and pass-through transfer windows that readily support healthcare, hospitals, and surgical environments.
Terra's latest passthrough chamber designs feature a closed-loop HEPA filtration module and dozens of readily integrated smart features. In meticulously regulated industries, passthrough chambers with integrated HEPA filtration are essential for flushing stagnant air and maintaining low particulate within a transfer box enclosure.
Pass through cabinets play a vital role in any cleanroom or controlled environment. They reduce foot traffic, improve cleanliness, safety, productivity, and much more. Terra manufactures and stocks cleanroom pass through designs for every application. Each design includes application specific features to help maximize cleanliness and safety plus lower operating costs. Below is a summary of countless benefits Terra’s cleanroom pass thrus provide. Call us or chat with a product specialist today to find the perfect solution for your unique requirements.
The last thing you need is your lab equipment rusting out on you. When considering your specific application needs for new stainless steel equipment, a recurring question in the market remains—what’s the difference between 304 and 316? When should you consider 316? In scenarios demanding the utmost vigilance, you may discover you require 316L stainless steel.
304 Stainless steel is composed of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. 316 Stainless steel is made up of chromium and nickel at 16% and 10% respectively, but also includes molybdenum—a silvery-white metal that’s highly resistant to corrosion.
316L Stainless steel contains the same corrosion-resistant materials as 316, but includes the added benefit of a lower carbon content—eliminating the opportunity for excessive metallic contamination and making cracking less likely. Both 316 and 316L are able to withstand chlorides and chlorinated solutions, such as Spor-Klenz® and Isopropyl Acetate.
Passthrough chambers are used in cleanrooms and controlled environments across countless industries and applications. Passthrough cabinets have many benefits. Aside from reducing foot traffic in controlled areas, they also help meet special cleanliness, safety, and security requirements in different industries. For instance, pharmaceutical cleanrooms require compliance with USP <797> and USP <800> guidelines for compounding sterile medications and hazardous drugs. Other cleanrooms and labs handling biohazards require similar strict sterilization protocols, plus autoclave-safe designs. Facilities manufacturing sensitive electronics may not require frequent sterilization, but may have other special requirements for ESD-safety and controlled air spaces to minimize particle counts inside the cleanroom.
Flush-mount pass-throughs, including CleanMount CleanSeam and CleanMount BioSafe, can be installed and ready for operation in a few minutes once the wall cut-out is prepared. The unique integral bracket mounts the chamber flush against the cleanroom wall without the use of any external fasteners or the need for caulking. With no horizontal surfaces to collect dust, the chamber exterior helps maintain the most critical cleanroom requirements.
Refer to the Operating Manual for full installation details.
The process is straightforward, only requiring the parts you receive from Terra, two people and the following additional supplies:
Fire-Rated and Ruggedized wall-mount pass-throughs can be installed and ready for operation in a few minutes once the wall cut-out is prepared. The process for contractors is straightforward, requiring the parts received from Terra, two people and the following additional supplies:
Standard wall-mount pass-throughs such as CleanSeam™, BioSafe® and Terra’s plastic and intermittent-seam welded steel chambers can be installed and ready for operation in a few minutes once the wall cut-out is prepared. Refer to the Operating Manual for full installation details.
The process is straightforward, requiring the parts you receive from Terra, two people and the following additional supplies:
Pass-through chambers streamline workflow by giving personnel a fast, efficient way to transfer objects into, and out of, spaces with different ISO ratings. Facilities save man-hours and expense by avoiding time-consuming gowning. How else can pass-through chambers help the lab’s bottom line?
High-speed roll-up cleanroom doors for fast, clean transfer of personnel and large equipment (using pallet jacks, hand trucks or casters for mobility) are already available from Terra Universal. New from the leader in modular cleanrooms, however, is the same space-saving door configured as a pass-through chamber. A touch-screen control panel allows automatic push-button opening and closing of roll-up doors on either side. Transfer of large or unwieldy equipment or supplies in and out of the cleanroom becomes faster and easier.