Introducing A New, Unique Turnkey Isolated Milling System At PTXi
PTXi Booth 1737 - The results of a unique collaboration between three market leading companies serving the powder processing industries will be displayed at PTXi International (May 8-10, 2012, Rosemont, IL) in Sturtevant's Booth 1737. This new innovative ARTMiS, Automated RealTime Milling System, provides a secure, advanced processing solution for those dealing with highly potent and/or high value materials.
Introduced last year, ARTMiS brings Sturtevant's Micronizer Jet Mill together with a Malvern Insitec particle size analyzer and the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed Feeder to deliver a fully automated system for jet milling that offers exemplary process control for optimal manufacturing efficiency. Built on the expertise of all three companies it simplifies and optimizes the jet milling process, reducing operational requirements to the input of a particle size distribution set point and introduction of the feed. ARTMiS then delivers a closely controlled, consistent product with minimal manual intervention, simultaneously maximizing process throughput and reducing the need for manual analysis.
The Micronizer Jet Mill at the heart of ARTMiS is a low-maintenance unit that delivers a narrow particle size distribution. With a sanitary design it is suitable for processing the broadest range of material types, including those that are heat sensitive. The Insitec continuously monitors, in real-time, the particle size of the material exiting the mill, measuring complete particle size distributions in less than one second. These data are used to precisely moderate the feed rate via a simple PID control loop that acts on the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed Feeder, a pharmaceutical industry designed unit which controls feed rates at very precise accuracies.
About Malvern Instruments
Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical identification. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.
Malvern's measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.
Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world. For more information, visit www.malvern.com
About Sturtevant Inc
Headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, Sturtevant Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer of material processing equipment including crushers, fine grinders and air classifiers. Since 1883, the company has provided processing solutions to the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and mineral powder processing industries worldwide.
Sturtevant offers a full line of size reduction equipment. From large coarse particle crushers to the patented sub-micron Micronizer, Sturtevant custom engineers units suited to the widest range of applications. If an operation requires particle separation through air classification, Sturtevant produces three different kinds of air classifier systems.
The Sturtevant Sanitary Design Micronizer (USDA-Accepted Jet Mill) utilizes a unique fluid energy grinding system to generate particle-on-particle impact. Designed for high performance below 325 mesh (44 microns) — the economical fineness limit of many mechanical grinders — the Micronizer can consistently produce fines as small as 0.5 microns. It uses quick-release clamps throughout the system and requires no tools for disassembly. With feasibility established in the Qualification Micronizer, scale-up is simplified in Sturtevant's Lab and Production Micronizers. For more information, visit www.sturtevantinc.com
About Schenck AccuRate
Schenck AccuRate specializes in the manufacture of volumetric and gravimetric feeding systems, multi-ingredient batching systems, weighfeeders, mass flow meters, bulk bag discharging systems, and vibratory feeders to a wide variety of markets throughout the world. Since 1994, the company has been a wholly owned affiliate of Schenck Process, located in Darmstadt, Germany. Today, as an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, Schenck AccuRate is prepared to provide solutions for employing its state-of-the-art equipment, applications engineering, and unmatched customer support. For more information, visit www.accuratefeeders.com
SOURCE: Malvern Instruments