Active Containers: Precision in Motion
Active containers, equipped with mechanical refrigeration systems, are the workhorses of pharmaceutical transportation. These containers excel in situations where precise temperature control is critical.
You can choose this type of cold container for medicine transportation if you require the most accurate protection but don’t need it to run independently for too long. It is so, as active containers need to be plugged into a source of energy to recharge.
Passive Containers: Simplicity in Stability
In scenarios where power sources may be limited or where the shipping route involves multiple transshipments, passive containers emerge as the most reliable solution. They provide a stable environment for pharmaceuticals without relying on active cooling systems, thus with no need for access to electric energy.
Passive containers are also perfect for routes where you cannot guarantee power stability. Additionally, we need to mention that they can be both reusable and single-use – you can easily dispose of them if it’s a one-time shipment.
Hybrid Containers: The Best of Both Worlds
Hybrid containers are a Swiss-engineered marvel that combines the strengths of both active and passive containers. They are versatile and excel in situations when the precision of active cooling and the resilience of passive insulation are in demand.
Hybrid containers are equipped with self-charging systems, eliminating the need for external power during certain segments of the journey. This adaptability makes them well-suited for complex routes that may include periods without access to power sources. All you have to do is place them in a cooling chamber, and they will recharge. The combination of PCM and active systems also means one more thing – they have a much longer independent runtime than any of the previous two types of vessels.
To sum it up, you can decide which cold containers will be best for transporting medicine in your case based on the route that the transportation will need to cover. Active containers shine in scenarios demanding precise temperature control over extended periods, while passive containers offer simplicity and reliability in situations with limited power availability. The hybrid containers offer the best of both worlds, though they might be a bit more expensive or require more maintenance.