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Sweco Opens New Air Classifier Test Facility

January 14, 2009
Sweco, A Business Unit of M-I LLC, has announced the opening of a new North American test facility for its Ecutec business unit. Located in Florence, Kentucky, the 1000-sq-ft laboratory will be used to conduct milling, classification, and coating trials on fine and ultrafine particles.

This new lab is capable of milling and classifying products as fine as 1 micron. With a capacity of up to 2 tn/hr, the lab will be available for both small-scale batch tests and pilot-scale toll processing. It includes an 8000 RPM Ecutec NEA50 air classifier and a 30 HP KGM ball mill. In-line instrumentation continuously monitors and logs measurements of speed, temperature, pressure, flow, and particle-size parameters. Additionally, a custom-designed control panel with a Web interface allows for remote monitoring and control.

There are now four Ecutec pilot scale test facilities around the world. Other locations include Barcelona, Spain, Enns, Austria, and Kolkata, India. The new lab is part of a project to build 3000-sq-ft of new laboratory and analytical space to support Sweco’s North American industrial business.
 
Sweco serves the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, minerals, paper, and many other industries with a complete line of separation, sizing, and milling equipment.
     
For more information, visit www.sweco.com or e-mail info@sweco.com.