Processing Magazine

Vibratory Loss-in-Weight Pharmaceutical Feeder for Gravimetric Feeding

January 11, 2011

Pharmaceutical feeder line has been expanded to include the K-PH-ML-D5-KV2, a vibratory loss-in-weight feeder designed for the low rate addition of difficult-flowing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Typical applications include vibratory feeding of cohesive APIs that normally would build up when fed via standard twin-screw configurations. The K-PH-ML-D5-KV2 offers an easy-to-clean design, suitable where quick and easy cleaning is essential. The removable tray and end covers allow accessibility and ease in cleaning, and the 3-liter inlet funnel transition hopper is designed at a 65-degree slope for optimal flowability into the vibratory tray. Unit offers a 20-liter extension hopper with optional lid, along with inlet tri-clamp and sanitary flexible bellows for complete isolation of the feeder. A lid option is also available with a sanitary vent filter which is affixed by a tri-clamp. All tri-clamps are FDA plastic bio-clamp construction to minimize the overall weight of the feeder and maximize feeder accuracy.