Managersknow that inaccurate particle size analysis can create dangerous workingconditions for operators and lead to out-of-spec production, affecting safety,reliability and profitability.
Hosokawa Mikro Air Jet Sieve model MAJSx is one of the world’s leading powder analysis instruments, offering a simple, accurate, repeatable analysis. The MAJSx is easy to operate with on-screen instructions to assist users with frequent, fast testing. This “Hands-On” course is highly recommended to individuals who desire to achieve maximum performance of their Air Jet Sieve.
A new method of lyophilization or freeze drying that uses a single, closed vessel to deliver lump free, fine powder product has the capability to revolutionize the production of bulk pharmaceutical powders. With the benefits of improved operator safety, reduced equipment requirements and high quality, contaminant free end product results, the proven, Active Freeze Drying technology, from Hosokawa Micron B.V., is making pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide reconsider their existing tray type freeze drying methods.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times –and plastic in a landfill can take up to a thousand years to degrade. According to the Recycling Coalition of Utah, only about 25 percent of the plastic produced in the U.S. is recycled even though the process requires 88 percentless energy than using raw material to make new plastic. Granulators are usedin recycling plastics because the machines rapidly reduce the plastic and other materials.
The Vrieco-NautaConical Screw Mixer has a long-standing reputation in the solids industry. Since1946, the concept has been recognized as an extremely reliable and highlyeffective mixer for a wide range of powders. Its inventor and manufacturerHosokawa Micron has sold more than 10,000 units over the years and stillregularly maintains numerous mixers that have been mixing powders satisfactorilyfor several decades. Although the mixing principle remains unchanged, today’sNauta mixers are a world away from the older types according to Daan Goris,Team Manager Food at Hosokawa Micron.
Although Hosokawa Micron B.V.is particularly well known for its mixing and drying systems, it actually offers much more technology for making custom-made powders. The company develops complete processes which enable customers to give their end products the desired properties directly.
Video demonstration of the Mini Cyclomix lab mixer, a high shear laboratory batch mixer, especially suitable for blending Dry Powder Inhaler formulations.
The Mini Cyclomix is very efficient compared to other high shear blenders, providing a homogeneous blend with a minimum input of mechanical energy due to the large surface area in relation to the product volume. By adjusting the mixing speed and time the Cyclomix can also perform other processes like coating, bonding, rounding or densification, making it a very versatile device. The Mini Cyclomix lab mixer features exchangeable product bowls of 0.1, 1 or 2 liters, suitable for offline, contained filling and cleaning.
Hosokawa's Toll Processing Center offers a wide range of powder processing equipment for contract manufacturing. Some popular systems include Alpine Jet Mills, Mikro Pulverizer Hammer Mills, Mikro ACM Air Classifying Mills, Mikro UMP Universal Mill, Vrieco-Nauta Conical Mixers and full laboratory analysis services. Recently Hosokawa added attrition milling systems for grinding plastics, waxes and other heat sensitive materials without the added expense of liquid nitrogen for cooling. This short demonstration shows how Hosokawa's attrition mill can grind 5 mm plastic chips to 100 mesh powder with only ambient air.
Hosokawa is a specialist in mixing, drying and agglomeration of powders. With over 80 years experience in the design and construction of processing systems for the food, feed, pharma and chemical industries, the company is perfectly able to realize - besides single units - entire process lines on a turn-key basis.
With ‘Active Freeze Drying’, disadvantages of the conventional tray-type lyophilizer such as lump forming, relatively low heat transfer, labor intensive handling, risk of exposure to operators and contamination of the product can be avoided by freeze drying in a closed vessel. Active Freeze Drying technology can be regarded as an important step in the world of freeze drying and powder technology.