Control Upgrades Extend & Enhance Operation Of Older Freeze Dryers…

Wizard 2.0 Controller

Ipswitch, UK & Stone Ridge NY, USA — VirTis, an SP Industries Inc. company, has announced the availability of the modern control upgrades for a wide variety of older freeze dryers.

The mechanical components of most freeze dryers are typically very rugged and stable and can last in excess of 30 years with good preventative maintenance and care. However, controller platforms are typically updated on a regular basis offering ever increasing functionality to the freeze dryer.

If your freeze dryer controls are old and obsolete but the mechanical components are still operating well, a Virtis controller upgrade will give your system a cost effective new lease of life.

VirTis provides upgrades and refurbishments for all of its controllers including Sentry, Wizard, Encore and Maestro thereby allowing customers or operators of recently purchased used equipment to have the most current technology at a minimum cost.

In facilities where multiple freeze dryers are in operation and a single control platform is advantageous a VirTis controller upgrade program can be implemented on both the VirTis dryers as well as other brands of freeze dryers.

Control upgrades range from simple operator control to full 21CFR compliant PLC’s and fully customized software. As part of the controller upgrade systems are typically fully rewired, inspected and tested to be “like new” by the end of the upgrade process.

For further information on what Virtis Freeze Dryer Control upgrades can do for you visit

About SP Industries

SP Industries is a leading manufacturer of laboratory to production scale freeze dryers / lyophilizers, centrifugal evaporators and concentrators, environmental control chambers, thermal control system, glassware washers and dryers. The company sells its products under well-known brands including Hotpack??, VirTis??, FTS??? and Genevac??. SP Industries has ISO 9001:2000 registered production facilities in the USA and Europe. The company continues to invest heavily in validation and commissioning competencies. With the ongoing requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 and the emergence of GAMP 4, SP Industries is uniquely positioned as a leader in compliance and GAMP 4 commitment.

Worldwide Headquarters

SP Industries, Inc.
3538 Main Street
P.O Box 158
Stone Ridge NY 12484 USA

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