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The Z-1000 Modular Sterilization System

Z-1000 Features

  • High irradiance: 1.27 J/cm2 per pulse
  • High peak power: >1.5 kW/cm2
  • Continuous spectrum UV-VIS-IR
  • Achieve 3 to 6 Log Reduction
  • No warm up time
  • No harsh chemicals or mercury
  • Air cooled lamp enclosure
  • Dual lamp and Light Intensity Monitor available as options
  • Low maintenance
  • CE Marked
  • Disinfect through clear packaging

Proven Applications

  • Extend shelf life of bakery goods
  • Aseptic food packaging
  • Rapid deactivation of pathogens
  • Bottle cap and food cup sanitization

Industry Sectors

  • Bottle and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Food Processing
  • Dairy

XENON’s Z-1000 offers high speed sterilization solutions for surface microbial decontamination. Offering a range of user-defined, application-specific configurations, the Z-1000 yields pathogen reductions from 3-to-6 log10. Based on XENON’s SteriPulse™ technology, instantaneous ON/OFF pulsed light delivers high intensity (1.27 J/cm2), short (360 µs), broadband pulses with high germicidal power. To match user application requirements, system configurations are available with a stainless steel sterilization chamber, dual-lamp operation and a light intensity monitor. The linear flashlamp is supplied in a fully enclosed, robust, air cooled lamp housing.

Research/Lab
Z-1000 for research studies is supported with a benchtop system configuration consisting of controller and separate sterilization chamber. The sterilization chamber, with removable lamp housing and sample tray, is detached from the benchtop controller. Ozone is evacuated to ensure EPA ozone level compliance in the workplace. The chamber does not evacuate airborne pathogens nor introduce airborne pathogens into the chamber while the system is in the ON cycle. Ozone-resistant microbe filters are used at both the inlet and outlets of the ventilation path to ensure containment of airborne pathogens. The chamber has an interlocking door connected with the safety interlock switches in the controller. The chamber and insert are made of stainless steel construction for ease of sterilization and disinfection. A total of 11 positions are available in the sterilization chamber to quickly allow the operator to position the stainless steel sample tray below the flashlamp window. This feature facilitates studies with different pulse intensities on the sample. An optional light intensity monitor, LightMark-XL™, is mounted on the side of the sterilization chamber. The controller provides all power to the lamp as well as complete operator control of the sterilization process using front-panel or user PLC controls. Safety interlocks are provided to protect the user from exposure from the pulse flash when the chamber door is open. An optional light intensity monitor, LiteMark-XL™, is mounted on the sterilization chamber.

Pilot or Small Production
Z-1000 for pilot or small production process is achieved with a system configuration that includes a benchtop controller and an air cooled standalone enclosed lamp housing with flashlamp. Lamp housing may be located up to 10 meters from the controller. The controller provides all power to the lamp as well as complete operator control of the sterilization process using front-panel controls or a remote PLC. Lamp housing is easily integrated into user line. Dual lamp operation is available as an option, using InterWeave™ technology. An optional light intensity monitor, model LiteMark-XL™, is mounted on the lamp housing.

OEM
Z-1000 for OEM applications requiring integration into a large scale process can be easily configured with modular units that include a modular controller, high voltage power supply, and a standalone air cooled lamp housing with flashlamp. System control is via a remote user PLC. Lamp housing is integrated onto a user process line. Dual lamp operation is available as an option, using InterWeave™ technology. An optional light intensity monitor, LiteMark-XL™, is mounted on the lamp housing.

• Sterilization Application Sheet


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