EQUIPMENT USED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTION
A manufacturing section usually contains certain types of equipment. There are
numerous brands and variations of these items available. The specific pieces of
equipment presented and discussed in this area of the subcourse are representative
samples of what you could see in a pharmacy manufacturing area.
a. Alsop Mixer/Filter Tank. The Alsop Mixer/Filter Tank (figure 2-4) is probably
the most frequently used piece of manufacturing equipment. As the name implies, it is
both a mixer tank and a filter tank. The mixer tank can be used to prepare a variety of
pharmaceutical products (for example, solutions). The filter tank can be used to filter
Figure 2-4. Alsop mixer/filter tank.