Archive - September 2017

Future-proof filling plant custom-made

New construction or retrofit?

In mechanical and plant engineering, the term retrofit refers to the modernisation or conversion of existing plants. Users wishing to preserve the......

Tablet press containment

Certificate of retention performance

As a complete solution for the safe and efficient production of tablets under containment conditions, Fette Compacting has introduced the Containment Guard: a......

Measuring optical density by means of NIR technology

Monitoring cell growth

In the pharmaceutical and food industries cell growth is mostly measured optically. As part of the PAT initiative, the FDA is calling for online measurements......

Fibre-optic temperature measurement in a tight space

Timely detection of hotspots

A fibre-optic temperature measuring system developed by Siemens enables temperature profiles to be determined in tight spaces, for example in tube or tube......

Defies even strong acids

Plate heat exchanger made from silicon carbide

Plate heat exchangers constitute a highly efficient solution for heat transfer. Especially for use in corrosive applications, they combine design advantages......

Lanxess invests in water treatment technology

Ion exchange resins and membranes in demand

Water treatment plants continue to be in demand. In line with this trend, Lanxess has in recent years invested in plants that produce ion exchange resins and......

Mobile worker concept: Industry 4.0 for hazardous areas

Redefining maintenance

Thanks to smartphones, tablets, sensors and smart HMI systems, maintenance activities are no longer a reaction to a problem but provide an opportunity to......

Advantages of special centrifugal pumps consistently exploited

Pump selection without the burden of choice

The selection of a pump involves significant risks, particularly for applications with media which are difficult to pump, which can be quite a challenge for......

Chemical-dosing systems at two U.S. based locations

Preparing the ground

Cooling and boiler water of power plants on the premises of chemical factories must be conditioned in a similar way to the water of large-scale power plants......

Additive manufacturing with fully fluorinated polymers

PTFE parts from the 3D printer

At its Burgkirchen site Dyneon is evaluating the use of PTFE formulations on a 3D laboratory printer and the properties of the moulded parts manufactured with......

Dosing and shut-off valve with pneumatic sealing element

Ideal for use in Atex areas

The DKZ 103 APS and DKZ 110 APS rotary valves are based on the continuously optimised butterfly valves in the centric APS series from Warex. The shut-off......

Tough performers for hazardous areas

Filling systems

The semi-automatic FSL-PRO S filling system from Bizerba manufactures flammable, corrosive, foaming or highly viscous liquids without any problems. This......

Emission-free powder transport and complete drum emptying

Stainless steel components from one source

Especially with highly active substances and chemicals, safe transport within an operation is of great importance. Moreover, cross contamination and product......

Bead mill produces nanoparticles

The future is nano

Known substances that are milled into nanoparticles take on new properties. Active ingredients increase their potency, thus allowing better drug formulation......

Dachzeile SEO

Clean, dust-free and no agglomerates

You could be forgiven for thinking that mixing powders into liquids is easy: switch on the stirrer, wait for a vortex to form and add powder. It isn’t......

Process Engineering

XL cutting mill

Retsch have added a new model to their cutting mill family: the SM 400 XL is suitable for primary size reduction of very large sample pieces measuring up to......

Plant Processing

Efficient screw blowers

Like its big brothers, the EBS and FBS, the Kaeser DBS screw blower delivers unparalleled efficiency. The DBS screw blowers are significantly more efficient......

Fire prevention concept protects milling processes at cellulose specialist Jelu

Forewarned is forearmed!

Wherever inflammable materials are processed in finely distributed form, fire and explosion incidents with serious consequences may result for various reasons......

Wear protection meets fineness

Classifying wheel with exchangeable vanes

The use of the ATP-PRO classifying wheel in the production of fine and abrasive powders considerably improves not only the product quality but also the overall......

Safety systems and methods at a glance

Everything you need to know about explosion safety

Whenever a production process generates dust, the plant concerned is potentially at risk of dust explosion regardless of whether it involves screening, drying......


Two awards for Eli Lilly

Coperion K-Tron, Sewell, NJ, USA, is proud to be a part of the supply team for Eli Lilly and Company who won this year’s prestigious ISPE FOYA (Facility of......


New leading manager

The Schmersal Group has appointed Uwe Seeger as Director for Asia Pacific Middle East (APME). Seeger will be responsible for the further development of markets......


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