Accurately determining the particle size distribution of incoming materials and confirming the specifications of final product is imperative in any powder processing application. Pneumatic sieving offers an efficient and economical technique for analyzing materials with a high level of accuracy and reliability.
Changes in working practices, increasing need for processisolation and improved personnel protection are driving a demand for theinstallation of Vitalair Downflow Booths within cleanroom environments.
Bran is the hard outer layer of various grains. Along with the germ, it is an integral part of whole grains. It is produced separately as a byproduct of milling in the production of refined grains. When the bran is removed from grains, the grain loses a portion of its nutritional value. Bran is present in all cereal grains, including rice, corn, wheat and oats. Bran is particularly rich in dietary fiber and essential fatty acids. Bran also contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins and dietary minerals.
Hosokawa's "Basics of Material Agglomeration" Webinar attracted more then 400 guests to participate in the live broadcast on September 30th. Agglomeration is a specific particle size enlargement process in which particles are “glued” together to increase its’ particle size. Reasons to increase particle size can be to improve flowability, dispersibility/wettability, density, reducing dust or product appearance and to prevent segregation.
When selecting the optimum particle size enlargement technology for a specific application, both the specifications of the feed material as well as the requirements for the final product need to be considered.
The Nauta® Conical Screw Mixer is a batch mixer specially designed for segregative, free-flowing powders and pastes. The Nauta® Conical Screw Mixers is famous for its low-intensity mixing and is a pioneer in mixing technology. It especially suited to delicate products and processes where very accurate results are required and is synonymous with gentle mixing of large volumes of up to 100,000 liters. This short demonstration shows how this pilot size mixer operates when blending sugar with a pigment.
When selecting mixing equipment, there are many aspects to consider, such as batch volume, feed material properties, final product requirements, the production environment and energy consumption.
On Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host an educational online webinar focusing on various types of low-shear batch mixing technologies available for powder homogenization. This webinar will explore the fundamental benefits and limitations of tumble mixers, ribbon blenders and conical screw mixers.
When a UK based,pharmaceutical manufacturer wanted to increase capacity at their tablet manufacturing andpackaging centre they asked Hosokawa to develop a GMP design, multifunctional, dispensary booth.
To support R&D work for the blending of DPI (dry-powder inhaler) formulations, Hosokawa Micron has developed the Mini Cyclomix lab mixer. Based on the proven Cyclomix high shear blending technology the Mini Cyclomix incorporates may key features that add real benefits for use in the development of pharmaceutical powders.
Hosokawa is now offering customers the opportunity, atdesign stage, to accurately check, how the placement of objects, equipment andoperatives in their downflow booth may affect airflow patterns and containmentall important to the achievement of critical OELs. Using the latest computerizedairflow dynamics simulation software, that displays 3D flow animations,Hosokawa engineers are able to develop individual downflow booth designs thatensure workplace protection from potentially harmful dusts and vapors is thebest it can be. This leading edge airflow dynamics modelling packagecomplements Hosokawa existing ergonomic modelling to combine to deliver themost appropriate downflow booth solution to meet the customer’s needs andworking practices.