Search News Archives
Follow us on
Conferences | Events

Media Partners

 

New Data Underlines the Value of the FT4 Powder Rheometer for Roller Compaction Process Optimisation

publication date: Dec 3, 2015
 | 
author/source: Freeman Technology

A joint study carried out by Freeman Technology and Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG, a leading provider of roller compactors, provides examples of how the FT4 Powder Rheometer® can be used for  fast and effective process optimisation and efficient manufacture.

FT4 Powder RheometerResults from a series of collaborative experiments show that dynamic powder properties measured with the FT4 Powder Rheometer® reliably detect and quantify the effect of changing compactor operating parameters. Such correlations make it quicker and easier to establish optimal conditions for producing granules that meet defined performance targets from any given feed. Faster optimisation and responsive process control help to drive up manufacturing efficiency, even in the event of variability in a feed material. 

Dry compaction is used to produce uniform, free-flowing granules from fine, often cohesive powder blends to enhance the efficiency of downstream manufacturing steps. It involves compacting a powder between rollers and then milling the resulting ribbon. Widely used within the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries, roller compaction is especially suitable for moisture sensitive materials. Compaction force and the gap width between the rollers are two of the main process parameters used to control granule properties.

Experiments were carried out to investigate correlations between compaction force and roller gap, and the properties of the milled granules. Shear, bulk and dynamic properties were measured using the FT4 Powder Rheometer®. The results show that dynamic properties and permeability correlate strongly with process settings, especially with respect to measuring the impact of changes in compaction force, the primary process parameter in this study.

To read more about the study and its findings visit our website.

Freeman Technology and Powder Rheometer are registered trademarks of Freeman Technology Ltd.


more about freeman technology


more news from freeman technology


 


If you have not logged into the website then please enter your details below.



 


Popular this Month

 

Win a PIPETBOY from the new Integra summer collection!

 

Great Savings off Selected GC Columns

 

CytoSMART raises 5.2 million Euros for further product innovation and growth

 

High Volume Sample Storage in Space Efficient 96-Well Format

 

Cherwell Publishes Guide on Sterility Testing

 

Effective Removal of DMSO from Stored Samples

 

ATL Webcast: A Practical Guide to Selecting the Right LIMS

 

Genetic study reveals how gut bacteria work to keep us healthy

 

Lonza Establishes Custom Cell Biology Services to Offer Unique Manufacturing and Testing Capabilities

 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens Food Safety Customer Solution Center in India

 

 


 

 


 

Can't find what you are looking for?

Search by company or by product


Company Name:

Product:


 

 

Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd