Hosokawa beat stiff competition to win the order for a fine milling system for contract chemical processing company, Exwold Technology Ltd.
‘The customer specialises in formulation and processing for the Crop Protection and Speciality Chemicals markets, providing toll processing services on a worldwide basis.
They wanted a pesticide formulation milling system capable of 900kg/hr and a particle top size of 15 microns. Extensive product trials were carried out at the Hosokawa Alpine test centre to ensure correct mill selection and operating parameters to meet the customer’s needs – securing the contract on our technical expertise, project management capability and most appropriate equipment supply to meet the target requirements,’ explained John Buck, Area Sales Manager, Hosokawa Micron Ltd.
We supplied a 630 AFG Fluidised Bed Jet Mill with integral 315 ATP Classifier which is capable of producing the top size requirement with extremely tight particle size distribution.
As standard within an agrochemical plant the stainless steel construction milling system is fully ATEX compliant and built to 10 Bar pressure resistant design. The crevice free design of the mill and integral classifier helps ensure full product evacuation whilst the WIP nozzles allow easy cleaning for contamination-free production between batches.
John confirms, ‘When the system was installed a few months ago, Hosokawa Micron engineers provided installation assistance and full commissioning services. The system is now fully operational with expected throughput and particle distribution targets achieved.’
‘This new milling system is highly efficient and enables us to produce high volumes of powders to exacting particles size to meet the demands of new and existing customers. We have been extremely pleased with the service we have received from Hosokawa Micron and their sales and engineering teams. The ability to undertake pre-purchase tests ensured we were able to buy the right machine for the job.’ Kevin Martin, Managing Director, Exwold Technology Ltd.
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