SkyCell updates its container lineup with the 1500X Hybrid container with 270 hours independent runtime for temperature-sensitive pharma product transportation
New container raises the bar for protecting pharma shipments at +2°C to +8°C or +15°C to +25°C and comes fully equipped with SkyCell’s proprietary SECURE SaaS platform to ensure protection for an unbroken cold chain.
SkyCell, the innovator and leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled hybrid containers for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched the new 1500X container, the next generation in its hybrid container portfolio for high value pharmaceutical product transportation.
The 1500X enables pharma shipments for products that need to be kept at +2°C to +8°C or +15°C to +25°C and has a tested market-leading independent runtime of 270 hours at 20°C. The extended runtime ensures that the transportation of temperature-sensitive goods remains unaffected even in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, re-routing, and delays at customs.
All round optimization
The 1500X builds on years of design and manufacturing innovation that has led SkyCell’s containers to have a verified temperature excursion rate of less than 0.1 percent and a product loss rate of 0.0 percent. Manufactured with a die-cast frame using the same technique in the construction of airplane parts, the 1500X is 120kg lighter than its predecessor but still maintains a payload capacity of up to 1,000kg. The new internal height of 1.3 meters – creating 7.8 per cent more internal volume – allows customers to transport more in each individual container and reduces costs and CO2 emissions even further. The 1500X continues to feature SkyCell’s patented double-door system to prevent humidity changes and provide added security during transit.
In further enhancements to the safety and protection of goods within the 1500X, the container’s feet have been redesigned to improve shock and vibration protection. The die-cast aluminum feet absorb impact and dampen the vibrations from aircraft and trucks that are – along with excursions outside optimal temperature range – a leading cause of in-transit product spoilage.
The 1500X is also the most space-efficient container in SkyCell’s product portfolio. Four 1500X containers can be loaded onto one standard PMC pallet, while only a pallet jack is required to load the 1500X into a standard truck that can hold up to 18 containers.
Loading the container itself is an almost effortless process: open, load goods, close, and ship.