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Trade in your old, outdated or broken particle size analyzer and received a $500 to $2,500 credit towards the purchase of a new Mikro Air Jet Sieve®!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.
A growing number of plastics processors are realizing major manufacturing efficiencies and significant costs savings with the use of customized dedusting systems that eliminate dust, fines, and contamination to maximize the use of plastic regrind. Plastic parts manufacturers – such as blow molders, extruders, and injection molders - place a high value on regrind because it lowers material cost and increases profit margins. However, a big stumbling block in the plastic scrap reclaim process is dust which adversely affects processing, lowers material quality, increases equipment maintenance, causes rejected parts, and raises cost.
While customers interested in Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems may know which milling system works best for their specific application (typically in Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and Mineral industries), many are unaware of important criteria they should consider before making their ultimate selection.
Nearly 450 guests visited Hosokawa’s booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in Rosemont, Illinois in early May. Guests could discuss the wide range of equipment Hosokawa offers for size reduction, classification, dry granulation, mixing, drying and particle analysis for the chemical, mineral, food and pharmaceutical industries. Hosokawa will return to the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference in April 2018!
Since many active pharmaceutical ingredients cost thousands of dollars per gram to produce, Hosokawa felt it was important to continue development of laboratory scale equipment to process these valuable powders. In May 2016, Hosokawa introduced the Alpine Pharmapaktor APC C80/20, the companies smallest compaction and dry granulation system. It was developed to process small batches of 10 gram or less, or could be used in a continuous operation compacting up to 30 kg/hour. The Pharmapaktor C80/20 was designed for processing active pharmaceutical ingredients into dust free granules using compaction forces up to 6 kN/cm. The C80/20 compaction rollers are 80 mm in diameter and 20 mm wide and have an adjust able gap that is electromechanically controlled. The entire process area, including the flake crusher can be built inside a containment glove box designed to protect operators and reduce product contamination.
Hosokawa’s Pharmaceutical Team met with nearly 100 customers and prospective buyers at Interphex (the International Pharmaceutical Expo) in New York City in late April. The event was an opportunity for customers to discuss their specific application requirements with Hosokawa’s engineers and learn more about the company’s extensive experience in size reduction systems and powder processing solutions for pharmaceutical materials. If you would like to speak with a Hosokawa’s representative about your powder processing needs, please call us at (908) 273-6360 or contact us online.
Considering most material research and development is completed on a small scale, laboratory size milling equipment offers a unique advantage in testing new processes and materials with minimal financial investment. Development work can require many trials to find the proper mill configuration and operating parameters, so the technology selected needs to be suitable to provide;