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LyoDry Maxi Freeze Dryers are fully automated with touch screen control and controllable shelf temperatures, ideal for pilot scale or lower volume production freeze drying. 


Freezing, primary and secondary drying, end point determination, backfill and stoppering sequences are all controlled by a central processor unit, allowing complex pressure/temperature profiles to be controlled accurately and reproducibly without operator intervention.

LyoDry Maxi freeze dryer is available with either 3, 4 or 5 product shelves.

Each individual shelf measures: 360mm W x 480mm D with an area of 0.172 m².


The shelves provide low controllable shelf temperatures, with an accuracy of better than ± 0.5°C. of either:

  • -40°C to + 60°C (Part No: LSM40) or

  • -60°C to + 60°C (Part No: LSM60)

Suitable for freeze drying material in bulk, or in vials, with an option for stoppering, the LyoDry Maxi is designed to fit easily through a standard lab doorway, and requires only mains electric supply.

Clients include blue chip pharmaceutical manufacturers and government research centres, both in the UK and overseas.

LyoDry Maxi freeze dryer  ±60°C

LyoDry Maxi is designed to fit easily through a standard lab doorway, and requires only mains electric supply.


3, 4 or 5 Product Shelves, Temperature Controlled ± 60°C | Fully Automated
UK Designed, Manufactured and Supported


Process variables and product temperatures, systems status and fault indicators can be viewed in real time via the user-friendly, touch screen operator interface, or logged continuously to memory.


LyoDry Maxi is factory fitted with an integral graphic chart recorder and  a comprehensive alarm management system. 



The compact design allows the equipment to move easily through standard sized laboratory doorways.


Commissioning is simple and straightforward requiring only mains electric supply (no pneumatic or water services needed).

LyoDry Freeze Dryers are fully assembled and factory acceptance tested before shipment. 


Installation, commissioning and site acceptance testing can be carried out in the client''s presence. IQ/OQ available if required.


Commonly available component parts ensure a long life and ease of maintenance.


  • Large shelf area of up to 0.85m² with 5 shelves 

  • Options of 3, 4 or 5 shelves

  • Shelf temperatures -40°C to + 60°C (p/n LSM40) or -60°C to + 60°C (p/n LSM60)

  • 18Kg, -55°C condenser (p/n LSM40) or -85°C condenser (p/n LSM60)

  • Touch screen control, reproducible process profiles

  • Data and event logging, analysis, audit trail

  • End point determination

  • Optional stoppering with moveable shelves

  • Automatic Hot Gas Defrost; CFC Free Refrigeration

  • Integral Vacuum Pump (rotary vane standard or optional dry pump)

  • Compact design - fits through standard laboratory doorway

  • Needs only a mains electric supply

  • 12 months standard warranty - extended warranties available (terms apply)

  • UK designed, manufactured and supported

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