ROCHFORD – In many pharmaceutical processes, what works in the lab doesn’t always scale-up seamlessly into production; this is true in conical milling. Larger batches, different process conditions, and varying material characteristics can all create unforeseen problems that ultimately impact performance.Read more
Size & Volume Reduction
Size reduction equipment innovations for dry material handling operations
There are numerous industries that depend on size reduction or comminution of bulk solids to improve performance or to meet specifications. There are many types of size-reduction equipment, which are often developed empirically to handle specific bulk materials and then are applied in other settings. Knowing the properties of the material to be processed is essential. Despite the availability of other particle production processes, size reduction remains today one of the workhorses for production of bulk solids with tailored particle properties.
Particle forming / size enlargement equipment innovations for dry material handling operations
Agglomeration or size enlargement processes transform small bulk solids or past materials to materials of larger sizes, with either random or controlled shapes - granules, briquettes, tablets, pellets, bricks, extrudates or compacts. Size enlargement is a process that has been used for centuries and in many ways, it still remains an art rather than an exact science. Perhaps this is due to the unpredictable behavior of bulk solids. Also in this process, determination of the required product properties is of utmost importance. This Technology Zone offers an insight into the latest innovations in size reduction and size enlargement techniques and equipment to assist you when handling dry bulk materials.
Fully Scalable, Lab-Sized Pharma Milling Equipment – Now Easier To Operate and More Versatile Than Ever
WATERLOO, ON – Formulation, R&D and Oral Solid Dosage pharmaceutical laboratories worldwide are being challenged with investing in equipment that affords more versatility while concurrently balancing diminishing budgets and compressed timelines to – safely and reliably – scale up from small lab and pilot runs to full production.Read more
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AURORA, IN – The F-Series™, or Flared Series, Cage Mill features a unique flared discharge opening, efficiently reducing the wettest and stickiest of materials, either abrasive or nonabrasive, without clogging. Increases of up to of 50% in production up-time and at lower maintenance costs have been reported.Read more
TEWKESBURY – Freeman Technology is pleased to announce the release of ‘The Influence of Roller Compactor Process Parameters on Granule Properties’.Read more
LIVINGSTON, NJ – The new VULCANATOR® KM10 is a unique, heavy duty granulator with the ability to reduce synthetic or natural rubber components, parts belts, parts of raw bales and more into small bits without significant heat rise. This processor can drastically reduce processing time resulting in significant savings.Read more
UTICA, NY – A new stainless steel Rotary Knife Cutter Model #4-SS from Munson Machinery cuts corn, spices, roots, grains and other foods into controlled sizes gently, sharply and accurately, with little or no fines or dust.Read more
SAXONBURG, PA – Pulva Corp., a manufacturer of pulverizers and cryogenic feeders for applications in food and spice processing, and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and chemical production, has begun to fabricate stainless steel rotors featuring weldless construction.Read more