As requirements in the pharmaceutical industry continue to ask for tighter particle distributions, additional steps such as on-line classification may be required. The Mikro® Acucut Air Classifier utilizes dual stage operating controls to ensure sharp cuts and narrow band particle size distributions typically below the 10 micron range. This permits control of maximum and minimum particle size diameters with unparalleled accuracy. With precise control of the air flow and rotor speeds this unit will produce the same sharp cuts each time, every time. The high energy dispersion also ensures that the maximum percentage of fines is reclaimed. Easily operated, cleaned and maintained, the Mikro® Acucut Air Classifierr keeps downtime to a minimum.
Options are available for effective control of product contamination, protection against corrosion, handling abrasive materials and classifying adhesive powders. The Mikro® Acucut Air Classifier is ideal for chromatography materials, alumina, silica, toner and metal powders. Extremely high dispersive energy applied to the process material ensures unparalleled yields even with sticky and difficult to disperse products.
The Mikro® Acucut Air Classifier is a forced vortex unit designed to disperse, then classify fine particles into coarse and fine fractions. High energy dispersing air enters the rotor radially around the entire outer edge. Feed material enters this dispersion air zone through an inlet in the rotor ring. Particles are acted upon by centrifugal and drag forces. Air carries the dispersed fines inward to the central fractions outlet, coarse move outward to the rotor periphery. Cut points are adjusted by airflow, rotor speed or both.