ACHEMA 2012: Cool Pulverisation In-Line Hot-Melt Extrusion Process Solutions

Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

The strategic joint co-operation agreement signed last year between BBA Innova and Frewitt specializing in pharmaceutical milling has beared fruit. BBA will be presenting their new Pharma laboratory cooler for the first time at ACHEMA. This innovation works in direct combination with the milling technology developed by Frewitt.

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(Picture: GEA Pharma Systems/Fotolia)

Customers from the pharmaceutical industry will be the first to profit from this new laboratory cooler. In-line solutions, which combine the strategic processing stages, are as well conceivable for the chemical, toner, powder coating or food sectors, being swiftly implemented at any time.

The unit, seen to be on display on the stand is a high-tech solution especially developed with regard to laboratory conditions found in the pharmaceutical industry for the cooling and subsequent milling and sizing of viscous masses. Even though BBA previously developed a large unit for production plants in the pharmaceutical industry, the Pharma laboratory cooler with the integrated Frewitt milling technology is ideally suited for front line use as a laboratory unit or a unit that handles small quantities. It also enables product mixtures to be tested batch wise on a laboratory scale. The combined cooling/milling system is also ideally suited for small quantity production in continuous hot-melt processes.

Strict Separation of processing and Drive Technology

The diameter of the cooling roller is 200 mm and the width of the roller is 120 mm. The new cooling/milling system can be integrated in pharmaceutical laboratories or small quantity production runs without any problems due to the fact that it is also able to satisfy the high requirements demanded by the pharmaceutical industry. Special features implemented with regard to the requirements are the strict separation of the processing and drive technologies as well as the tight-closing panels and covers.