Coperion K-Tron’s newest line of pharmaceutical feeders also includes optimized design features for batch weighing and dispensing. In a recent application involving batching a sticky powder we added a special electromagnetic impactor at the feeder outlet to improve accurate delivery of the powder to the process below. The feeder’s control system includes a special batching software which not only includes the full feed and dribble feed modes listed in the batching definitions above, but which also actuates the electromagnetic impact device at the outlet during the high speed feeding of the first 90% of the batch, depending on the product and programming, to ensure the release of any material in the discharge tube. Once the feeder goes into the dribble mode the impactor is no longer actuated to ensure undisturbed and accurate feeding of the last 10% of the batch. This unique control system ensures the highest batch accuracy with even the most difficult flowing API’s and excipients.
K3 Pharmaceutical Feeder with Impactor
Electromagnetic impactor at the feeder outlet to improve accurate delivery of the powder to the process below.