DOCKSAFE Multi-Connection System

The flexible multi- purpose plug + play connection system.

Providing future flexibility of your Containment Isolators.

Image of the Docksafe system in use

Patented DOCKSAFE system

To design for today and tomorrow, Howorth have developed the revolutionary and patented DockSafe multi-connection system. This enables flexibility and interchangeability for stand alone isolators to change their input/exit transfer methods and to 'dock' onto other systems including, but not limited to, other isolators, kilo-labs, hoods and fume cupboards.

The DockSafe system allows an isolator to be multi-functional and future proof providing significant benefits to the manufacturing of APIs and HPAPIs particularly where a quick response to market is required.

The DockSafe plug-in end caps allow the isolator interface to have multifunctional ends such as RTP and Pass-Through Hatches and allows different isolators to be connected together. If in the future the isolator needs a different set-up to accommodate a different process or separate piece of equipment, then a bespoke end piece can be designed and manufactured.

Patented DOCKSAFE<sup>™</sup> system

DOCKSAFE Seamless Seal

When a DockSafe end cap is docked, the inflatable seal provides a seamless smooth transfer. The easily cleaned inflatable seal is the primary seal for the system, and there is also a back-up mechanical o-ring seal.

Howorth Air Technology DockSafe Seamless Seal Closeup



The set-up of DockSafe is configured by the isolator PLC System and is accessed by the HMI on the isolator with administration or engineering rights. Once in the set-up section the operator or technician can select the predetermined end cap options that can be configured to the DockSafe System.



End Cap Options

Standard Options

  • Blank End Cap
  • 190 or 270 RTP End Cap
  • Bag-Out Port End Cap
  • Pass-Through Airlock End Cap
  • Interconnecting Isolator Pass-Through Airlock End Cap
  • Isolator to Isolator Interconnecting Sleeve
  • Isolator to Kilo or Fume Hood/Cupboard connection
  • Mechanical handling device including lifting head options for end caps

Custom Options

  • Flexible Isolator Connection
  • Isolator to Isolator Interconnection Sleeve with Bag-Out System
  • Other options available on request

DOCKSAFE Blank End Cap

DOCKSAFE 190 or 270 RTP End Cap

DOCKSAFE Bag-Out Port End Cap

DOCKSAFE Pass-Through Airlock End Cap

DOCKSAFE Interconnection Isolator Pass-Through Airlock End Cap

DOCKSAFE Isolator to Isolator Interconnection Sleeve

Download a copy of our DOCKSAFE brochure

Download a copy of our DOCKSAFE<sup>™</sup> brochure

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