Transfer System Components
The CRL Transfer System consists of two main components, the Alpha assembly and the Beta assembly, each with a door, seal, and interlock function. The Alpha assembly is typically mounted in an isolator or glovebox wall, and the Beta assembly is mobile and used to transfer the materials. When the two assemblies are mated, materials can be rapidly transferred into and out of an environment without breaking containment.
The interlock system on the Alpha Port ensure a safe, reliable Alpha-Beta connection. A Beta assembly must be attached and properly connection to open the Alpha door. Likewise, the Beta can’t be disconnected until the Alpha door is properly closed.