New optimized pharmaceutical feeders based on modular concepts
At this year’s Achema Coperion K-Tron introduces the next generation of its highly accurate pharmaceutical loss-in-weight feeders. The K3-PH line of feeders is characterized by a new feeder design based on a modular concept complete with a drastically reduced overall footprint. This is made possible by a new, smaller D4 platform scale incorporating the patented and highly accurate Smart Force Transducer (SFT) weighing technology. The modular quick change design allows for fast and easy switchover of feeder types and sizes, requiring only the feeding unit and hopper to be exchanged in order to adapt the feeder to new processes and formulations. The modular concept not only saves time but also improves and facilitates cleaning and maintenance. In addition, the new design is ideal for multi feeder clustering.
Reliable and highly accurate feeding solutions for a wide variety of applications
The new Coperion K-Tron liquid feeder K-ML-D5-P also benefits from the new modular design and now easily combines a multitude of different pumps and tanks to constitute the ideal configuration providing reliable feeding of liquids for the particular application. The new modularity makes it easy to individually tailor each liquid feeder to the desired feed rate, the process requirements and the characteristics of the liquid fed. The standardized mechanical design as well as identical operation and maintenance for units with different performance rates are added benefits.
Furthermore, Coperion K-Tron presents more feeding solutions for the most diverse applications and ranges of use. The Coperion K-Tron single and twin screw microfeeders are specially designed to provide maximum accuracy at minimal feed rates (starting from 32 g/h) and with minimal residual material left in the feeder. These feeders are ideally suited for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The modular design means more flexibility for the process and easy access to all parts for cleaning, maintenance and recipe changes. The K-CL-SFS-MT12 micro feeder is on display at this year’s Achema.
The T35 twin screw loss-in-weight feeder, which is also on display, is ideal for accurately feeding free flowing to flooding powders as well as other difficult, poor flowing bulk materials, e.g. lumpy, moist or bridge building materials. Coperion K-Tron feeders are available as volumetric and gravimetric units and are offered in a wide range of different sizes. Gravimetric feeders are based on the patented SFT weighing technology which provides for unrivalled high accuracy and vibration-immune weighing. In addition, there are various options available enabling the feeders to suit almost any application, examples being ActiFlow™ or the electronic pressure compensation EPC. ActiFlow™ actively and reliably prevents bridging or ratholing of poor flowing bulk material in the feeder hopper and can be retrofitted on existing gravimetric feeders.