In the area of size and volume reduction, our team of innovative engineers, project managers, and fabricators have a variety of unique success stories from their experience in working with the dry powder process – most recently was the particle size reduction of caffeine powder.
Our customer was processing caffeine powder to be used as an ingredient. Early on, the client discovered that the powder over 32 microns in size was gritty and left a distinct taste. Our task was to efficiently reduce the caffeine powder’s particle size to guarantee that its taste and texture remain hidden in the overall finished product.
Our team here at Spec Engineering tested several types of particle reduction mills before finding the best option. The powder, which contained varying amounts of moisture, would cake or clog most mills, especially at the targeted particle size. Ultimately, we developed a process to efficiently mill the powder down to the client’s specifications, however, we discovered another issue: dust. By incorporating the Dust Rescuer, one of Spec Engineering’s proprietary SMART Products, we completed the process to mill caffeine powder below 32 micron while containing the dust exposure, thus ensuring our customer has a safe work environment.
A True Solution Provider
We at Spec Engineering work side-by-side with our customers to meet demands in bulk processing and material handling by providing practical design solutions that cater to their unique needs. Our personalized solutions in equipment and technology give customers a competitive edge in the ever-changing global marketplace. For a process to work efficiently, there needs to be a vision of how it will evolve. We design the utility of our products and services to dynamically address the challenges of not only today but tomorrow as well. A “no-gaps” model means leveraging the transformative value that future-cognizant, innovative design can bring to your plant. Let us bring your next project to life – no matter how complex, we are uniquely positioned to help you innovate, adapt, and grow.
Since 1979, Spec Engineering, a Gray company, has been a single source for system design and process equipment integration. We specialize in processing systems from raw materials through packaging. With over 40 years of expertise in storing, feeding, conveying, mixing, blending, batching, controls, and automation for food & beverage, bakery & ...