FD500 full scale freeze dryer

The FD500 represents the next generation of freeze dryer solutions for the process industry – a modularizing freeze dryer. It offers high capacity, optimized energy-efficiency and is virtually maintenance-free. The entire design has been performed with special attention to up-scaling parameters such as flow, pressure and temperature to enable an easy up-scaling from the FD10 pilot to the FD500 full scale. The FD500 offers the highest hygienic standard in the industry and its flexibility enables it to be used in many setups and applications.

FD500 is a hygienic bulk freeze dryer with an external condenser which can be isolated from the drying chamber. Heating for sublimation is supplied by stainless steel PTFE-coated electrical heating elements. The heating elements secure a uniform temperature gradient and pressure across the entire tray surface area. They offer the highest level of hygienic design and eliminate the risk of silicone oil and heating water leakages within the chamber as well as reduced maintenance costs. The design is optimized for up-scaling and easy maintenance. The FD500 dryer features CIP spray nozzles which are installed for full coverage of the CIP-liquid. It is manufactured from stainless steel (AISI 316), and all surfaces wetted by CIP-liquid are documented with either 3.1, FDA and/or FCM certificate

Each module is designed for a complete assembly and function test in the SD Freeze Drying factory and will be shipped in a 20’ container ready for installation – plug-and-play.


The FD500 freeze dryer is designed for drying nutraceuticals and dietary supplements e.g. probiotic bacteria, colostrum, enzymes and allergen extracts.

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