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Custom Lump Breaker for Pharmaceuticals

July 14, 2016
Ajax Equipment's custom powder sifter for pharmaceutical applications.
Ajax Equipment's custom powder sifter for pharmaceutical applications.

Ajax Equipment has developed a custom powder sifter for pharmaceutical applications. The rotary lump breaker unit is comprised of a screw feeder with sifting screens and collecting conveyor, providing a gentle lump breaking action on pharmaceutical powders.

Powder agglomerates, taken from a filter dryer for example, enter the highly polished sifter from a feeding screw, where a rotating paddle forces the powder through the sifter grille and into a collecting conveyor. The sealed unit provides an effective sifting action and controlled feed for powders.

Constructed from Hastelloy, and mounted on a portable frame, the powder sifter is made to hygienic processing standards. The drives for the lump breaker and screw feeder, and screw conveyor are mounted externally, and FDA-compliant seals are used throughout. All contact surfaces are mirror polished to provide a highly reflective surface. The powder sifter is designed for clean-in-place (CIP) with access nozzles situated throughout the unit.

“The rotary sifter provides an elegant solution to the problem of removing lumps from pharmaceutical powders ahead of further processing,” said Eddie McGee, technical director, Ajax Equipment.

Ajax Equipment, Bolton, UK +44(0)1204 386723 www.ajax.co.uk

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