MEC: Milling and Micronization Excellence Center

FPS MEC is the MILLING & MICRONIZATION EXCELLENCE CENTER: the new R&D and Test Center is based on FPS production facility in Fiorenzuola d'Arda (Italy). 

It is equipped with ISO8 grade test suites allow the execution of short to medium duration micronization technical tests, starting from laboratory to production quantities. The center is equipped with up-to-date machines and modern instruments in order to assure product and operator protection during activities to assess process validity / optimization.

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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