The Nauta® Conical Screw Mixer has a long-standing reputation in the solids industry. Since 1946, the concept has been recognized as an extremely reliable and highly effective mixer for a wide range of powders. Its inventor and manufacturer Hosokawa Micron has sold more than 10,000 units over the years and still regularly maintains numerous mixers that have been mixing powders satisfactorily for several decades. Although the mixing principle remains unchanged, today’s Nauta 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, 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.
Hosokawa recently manufactured this 250 horse-power Mikro Pulverizer® Hammer & Screen Mill for a grain processor in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This mill will be installed at a flour production facility that grinds various types of dry grains including wheat, rye, oats and barley in a 24 hour operation. The Mikro Pulverizer is particularly popular in grain milling applications because of its high capacity, low energy consumption and fine grinding capability. In many flour applications these mills can grind grains in the range of 80 to 100 mesh (180 µm to 150 µm) with some percentage below 200 mesh (75 µm). Hosokawa’s hammer mills are well suited for a wide range of food milling applications including sugar, corn, rice, soya beans as well as for chemical and mineral materials. These mills are extremely durable and require little maintenance and downtime.
Trade in your old, outdated or broken particle size analyzer and received a $500 to $2,500 credit towards the purchase of a new Mikro Air Jet Sieve®! Hosokawa is offering a credit of $500 to $2,500 when you trade in any air jet sieve or particle size analyzer to customers in the USA, Canada & Mexico. Any manufacturer, any condition, any analyzer - air jet sieves, sieve shakers, tapped sieve stacks and other particle size analyzer – all types considered.
Producing agrochemicals used in crop protection agents is a complex application with numerous production hazards - materials can be dangerous if inhaled and can be explosive if improperly handled.
Hosokawa’s process engineers recently developed an online program that allows customers to quickly solve complex operational calculations. The program currently provides solutions for 8 functions for converting and sizing various system components.