MEC: Milling and Micronization Excellence Center

MEC Test Center is an exciting addition to FPS capabilities; it is located at FPS production facility in Fiorenzuola d'Arda (Italy).Our R&D and Test Center is equipped with ISO8 test suites that allow the execution of micronization technical tests from laboratory, to pilot, to production quantities. 

The center is is equipped with state-of-the-art with up-to-date jet milling and milling equipment as well as the latest analytical instruments. A hard-wall isolator is also available to protect the products and the technicians. The MEC can be used for process optimization of a known product or for defining the best process of a new product.

Special configuration of micronization equipment can be arranged for dedicated testing on a large range of size reduction machines.

Available equipment

Laboratory
micronisation
equipment
Pilot-scale
micronisation
equipment
Production
micronisation
equipment
Mechanical
milling
equipment
LABOMILL-ZERO
 
QMILL-6
PM-8 
(AISI316L and PTFE)
 
OSCILLATING MILL
LABOMILL-1
PM-2
PM-12 
(AISI316L and PTFE)
 
PINMILL
QMILL-2
PM-3
 
HAMMERMILL
 
PM-5 
(AISI316L and PTFE)
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional services concerning the particle size reduction include:

  • De-lumping
  • Co-micronization
  • Sieving
  • Blending
  • Cryogenic Operations
  • PSD Analysis

An isolator is available for technical test on HPAPI with R&D and Lab Jet Mills, up to PilotMill-6 and Pin Mill-100 units. The isolator will be complete with gravimetric feeder and PLC controls.

Tests under controlled temperature conditions are possible for heat sensitive products or when brittleness increase is desired (cryogenic milling down to -100°C available). The equipment’s control system may be managed manually or automatically, with a PLC. Continuous data monitoring for RH, temperature, Oxygen concentration of the room and main micronisation process parameters (Feed Rate, Pressures, temperature and humidity)

FPS offers the possibility to perform preliminary product characteristic test :

  • Micronisation profile definition
  • PSD by laser diffraction
  • analyser
  • Blaine analyser
  • Microscope
  • Angle of repose evaluation
  • Tapped/untapped density

Rental units are also available to execute test at our Customers premises, this is desirable when particular process conditions need to be met. The necessary technical support is assured by FPS experienced technicians. 

Preliminary required information

In order to perform the trial some preliminary information are necessary:

  1. Number of products to be micronised
  2. Available quantity for each product
  3. Required PSD
  4. Required productivity
  5. MSDS of the product

Contact us to reserve your trial: 

 

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