MEC Test Center

R&D and Test Center

An exciting addition to FPS capabilities

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 equipped with state-of-the-art with up-to-date jet milling and milling equipment as well as the analytical instruments. Two hard-wall isolators are 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.

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) Cone Mill
LABOMILL-1 PM-2&nbsp (AISI316L e ceramica) PM-12  (AISI316L and PTFE) PINMILL
QMILL-2 PM-3 HammerMill 100
PM-4 HammerMill 200
PM-5  
PM-6  

Additional services concerning the particle size reduction include:

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

Two isolators are 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.

FPS offers the possibility to perform preliminary product characteristic tests:

  • Micronisation profile definition
  • PSD by laser diffraction analyser
  • Microscope + camera for digital image analysis
  • Angle of repose evaluation 
  • thermal analysis by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

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


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