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.

Hosokawa has an established reputation as a designer and manufacturer of top-quality installations for the handling and processing of powders and granules.

The supply range includes a variety of equipment and installations for batch or continuous mixing, drying, milling and agglomeration of all kinds of raw materials.

These systems, produced in-house, are the heart of the process lines Hosokawa develops for its customers. Each project is realized in close cooperation with all parties concerned.

Project planning

A project starts with an inventory of the customer’s needs and requirements with regard to their product and process. In addition, all kinds of specific preconditions are discussed, for example with regard to the available space.

Hosokawa provides her experience and recommendations, in joint consultation with the customer, leading to a project planning and a concept Process Flow Diagram.

Next, a project team is put together within Hosokawa in which all necessary disciplines – such as sales, engineering and service – work together to develop the optimum process.

Process development

Hosokawa has its own testing and development centers in the USA and The Netherlands, where various systems can be tested on a laboratory as well as production scale.

It is not just about product- and process-technical issues, but also about aspects such as clean-ability, safety and power consumption. Of course, the results are shared and evaluated with the customer.

In this phase, process automation is also on the agenda; smart control of the installations, batch identification, tracking & tracing and integration into (existing) customer-specific systems. Hosokawa can develop the required software in-house.