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What we do We offer a single source supply for the very best in proven processing machinery with associated technical expertise across process technologies and industries to deliver individual processing solutions to meet specific needs.
Where we supply UK
Who we supply to National and international manufacturers, large and small end users across a range of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, food, minerals, agro-chemicals, metal powders, toner detergents and powder coatings.
Why you should use us Benefit from valuable production advantages achieved through our unique range of equipment and development of innovative process technology combined with access to our extensive practical process experience.

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  • Street: Rivington Road
  • Town: Whitehouse Industrial Estate
  • Postcode: WA7 3DS
  • Country: United Kingdom

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  • Fax: 0044 (0) 1928 714325
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Coating Equipment,  In-Line Blenders,  Reconditioned / Surplus Process Plant & Equipment,  Sieve and Sifter Spares,  Vibrating Industrial Sieves,  Ball Mills,  Sack Filling,  Milling ,  Low Shear Blenders ,  Jet Mills,  Lab Isolators,  Blenders for Solids,  Hammer Mills,  Laboratory Equipment,  Blending Machines,  Blending Systems  ,  Powder Coatings,  Fine Grinding / Micronisers Mills,  Conical Mills,  Pneumatic (Flash / Ring) Dryers,  Bead Mills,  Freeze Dryers,  Roll Mills,  Solids Suspension Mixers,  Spares Mixers,  Top Entry Mixers,  Vertical Mixers,  Pharmaceutical Mixers,  Chemical Blending Mixers,  Food Mixers,  High Shear Mixers ,  Chemical Analysers,  Analysers,  Bag Filling Equipment,  Ball Mills,  Batch Mixing Plant  ,  Blenders & Blending,  Clarifiers ,  Clean Rooms,  Clean-in-Place (CIP) Systems,  Coatings & Equipment,  Control Systems,  Crushers,  Data Monitoring,  Dispersion Equipment,  Drum Emptying,  Drum Filling,  Dryers,  Drying Systems,  Dust Control, Monitoring & Equipment,  Engineered Solutions,  Fluid Bed Drying,  Food Process Systems,  Isolators,  Laboratory Equipment & Systems,  Mills,  Mineral Processing Equipment,  Mixers,  Multiplexers ,  Nanocoating,  Particle Drying Equipment,  Particle Size Analysers,  Particle Sizing Equipment,  Powder Handling Systems,  Process Automation,  Process Efficiency Monitors,  Process Engineering,  Process Equipment & Plant,  Process Management Services,  Processing Equipment & Machinery,  Production Control & Systems,  Sack Handling,  Sieves, Sieving and Screening,  Size Reduction

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Funding No Barrier To Powder Quality or Process Optimisation With Hosokawa Powder Characteristics Tester

2017-02-24 06:57:54

For companies seeking to improve product quality control, process design or optimisation or wishing to undertake new materials development, the Hosokawa Powder Characteristics Tester PT-X is a ‘must have’ piece of laboratory equipment that is now a ‘can have’ essential; thanks to Hosokawa’s no deposit, fixed payment funding option.

Save Up To 80% Energy Costs With The Micron Pulvis Sub-Micron Mill

2017-02-24 05:55:18

Capable of producing finer particle sizes than a jet mill and with energy consumption typically eighty percent less than other mills, the Pulvis offers an efficient alternative to impact type mills, when it comes to ultra-fine milling.

High Performance Cooling Type, Mechanical Mill for Fine Grinding of Heat Sensitive Products

2016-07-20 08:47:25

Hosokawa Micron Ltd announce the development of the high performance cooling type, mechanical mill, the Micron Glacis GC fine grinding mill. Suitable for fine grinding of heat sensitive products, the Micron Glacis GC is ideal for the high volume grinding of green tea which is popular both as a beverage and for use in confectioneries too.

The Rising Tide of Super Seaweed

2016-07-12 10:53:21

Tipped as one of the superfood trends of 2016, seaweed is packed with minerals, vitamins, fibre, omega 3 and protein, often being added to food as a nutrient boost. Claims that it can prevent  colon cancer, control blood glucose level and aid digestion make it of significant dietary and health  interest whilst sustainable farming and harvesting methods have led to seaweed’s recognition as a ‘futurefood’ as well as a superfood.

Hosokawa Micron Launch App to Remotely Monitor Equipment and Plant Performance

2016-07-06 08:16:26

The Hosokawa Remote App allows you to remotely monitor the performance of Hosokawa equipment and plant including real time values and trending for key measurements, diagnostic alerts and warnings of problems detected on machinery.

International Symposium,‘Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications

2016-02-18 09:00:31

Hosokawa Micron Ltd announces their three year partnership and sponsorship of the International Symposium on Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications organised by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK. The academic-industry meet will take place at UCLan, Preston on 29th – 31st March 2016.

Hosokawa Micron Use Airflow Dynamics Simulation To Optimise Downflow Booth And Workstation Design

2015-07-18 05:18:33

Leaders in containment technology, Hosokawa Micron Ltd, are now offering customers the opportunity, to accurately check, at design stage, how the placement of objects, equipment and operatives in their downflow booth may affect airflow patterns and containment all important to the achievement of critical OELs.

Airflow Dynamics Simulation Optimise Downflow Booth And Workstation Design

2015-06-05 09:15:48

Leaders in containment technology, Hosokawa Micron Ltd, are now offering customers the opportunity, to accurately check, at design stage, how the placement of objects, equipment and operatives in their downflow booth may affect airflow patterns and containment all important to the achievement of critical OELs.

Lab Mixer for Blending Dry-powder Inhaler (DPI) Formulations

2015-05-13 09:40:41

To support R&D work for the blending of DPI (dry-powder inhaler) formulations, Hosokawa Micron has developed the Mini Cyclomix lab mixer. Based on the proven Cyclomix high shear blending technology the Mini Cyclomix incorporates may key features that add real benefits for use in the development of pharmaceutical powders.

Get Down With Hosokawa Micron Ltd - Leaders in Size Reduction

2015-02-11 06:52:08

Need to micronise just 1g of material for NPD trials – no problem. Want high throughput milling of 10 tonnes per hour – no problem. Want advice on how to transfer small quantity milling operations to full production rates – no problem. With over 50 years of size reduction experience and an unparalleled range of equipment, Hosokawa Micron Ltd has the expertise and the right equipment to do the job

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Asset Management –Optimisation

Asset Management –Optimisation

Performance Improvement Solutions

For over 10 years we have been helping clients across a range of industries to operate their plant at full potential, exploit production opportunities and achieve a rapid return on investment.

By harnessing the combined strength of Hosokawa Micron’s technical and practical processing expertise with the latest plant performance monitoring equipment and analysis software from technology leaders  XpertRule Software Ltd we can help you achieve:

  • Increased production yield
  • Improved product quality
  • Increased plant availability
  • Reduced emissions
  • Energy savings
  • Profit Improvement

Our proven low capital cost, phased approach to performance improvement and plant optimisation employs three simple stages – UNDERSTAND – MONITOR – CONTROL to give engineers and production managers’ clear indicators and defined actions for continuous, strategic performance improvement.

Proven across a range of industries, OEM analysers and production and control equipment,   Hosokawa Micron’s Performance Improvement Solutions can be utilised to examine large scale processes, pilot plant, laboratory and R&D plant across industries including the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, toner and cement.

FREE Diagnostics Demo App available from the Apple Store, as a demonstration. Advisory and on-line versions are also available for a nominal charge. These provide expert knowledge based on holistic principals.

Cyclomix

Cyclomix

High shear, fast intensive mixer.

Features & Benefits

  • Combination of high shear and impact mixing.
  • Excellent cooling and heating capabilities.
  • 1 litre up to 50 litres capacity.
  • Short cycle time.
  • GMP standards available.
  • CIP execution available.

Applications

  • High energy mixing.
  • Excellent liquid dispersion particle size increase.
  • Wet granulation.
  • Drying.
  • Coating.
  • Flavouring.
  • Agglomeration.

Filling & Weighing Systems

Filling & Weighing Systems

Accurate weight controlled filling systems from Hosokawa maintain the highest standards of hygiene, dust control and product integrity. Stable and repeatable weight readings are given to meet exact container weight specifications even in arduous conditions.

Incorporating the proven inflatable packing head, the packaging system is quickly adaptable to a wide range of boxes, bags, drums and sacks. 

The extraction type packing head automatically removes dust emissions away from the operator for maximum safety from hazardous airborne product. The totally enclosed filling system reduces potential outside contamination which, when combined with an optional inert gas metering system, ensures the quality of sensitive or degradable products.

When combined with an automatic container indexer, conveyor and label printer a complete, automatic bulk packaging system can be developed.

Features & Benefits

  • Stott patented inflatable packing heads.
  • Integrated weigh platform.
  • Combined pinch valve to provide automatic control of bulk and dribble modes.
  • Gravity roller track section to assist removal of filled containers.
  • Integrated electrical and pneumatic controls for stand-alone systems.
  • Inert gas purge system.
  • Manual or pneumatic platform height adjustment.
  • Hazardous area controls.
  • Printer.
  • CIP systems.
  • Base Vibration.
  • Product sampler.
  • Interchangeable packing heads. 

Applications

  • Reactor discharging.
  • Mill/Filter discharging.
  • Re-packaging into larger/smaller packages.
  • Integration into Laminar or Down Flow Booths.

Hosokawa Air Classifier Mill - ACM

Hosokawa Air Classifier Mill - ACM

This type of mill operates on the principle of impact grinding and employs high rotor speeds with a striking edge velocity of up to 120 m/s. Size reduction takes place by the impact of material particles on the rotating grinding surfaces (hammers or pins) and on the fixed liner, or grinding track. Designed with an integral classifier, particle size, distribution and cut point can be accurately controlled by variable classifier speed.

Features & Benefits

  • Grinding and classifying in one machine.
  • Medium to fine size reduction.
  • Cool grinding - high air to product ratio.
  • Steep particle size distribution.
  • Sharp classifier cut point, instantly adjustable.
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance.
  • Compact space saving design.
  • Available in a range of sizes from 2 kW Lab R&D version up to 600 kW.
  • Range also includes two special designs, ACM EC (easy clean) with CIP capability and ACM SB (split body) where the mill cover opens to allow both body sections to swing open giving unhindered access to internals.

Applications

  • Chemicals.
  • Foodstuffs.
  • Confectioneries.
  • Minerals.
  • Cosmetics.
  • Coatings.
  • Plastics.

Hosokawa Rietz Angle Disintegrator

Hosokawa Rietz Angle Disintegrator

Continuous wet or dry pulverising / grinding / homogenising and mixing of chemicals, foodstuffs and pharmaceutical products.

Features & Benefits

  • Crevice free hygienic construction as standard.
  • Easy opening for fast cleaning & product changeover.
  • Secondary discharge design available for continuous ejection of non friable materials.
  • Compact design / small footprint.
  • Direct or indirect drive versions available.

Applications

  • Dry pulverising of chemicals and foodstuffs.
  • Fine pulping and pureeing in foods, soups and sauces applications.
  • Continuous liquid injection possible for dispersion and mixing.

Hosokawa Rietz Rubber Chopper

Hosokawa Rietz Rubber Chopper

Size reduction of material or synthetic rubber bales / blocks and polymers.

Features & Benefits

  • Low power consumption.
  • Low maintenance, low wear.
  • Enormous torque output.
  • Minimal noise.
  • Extremely robust construction.
  • Low product temperature rise.

Applications

  • Natural and synthetic rubber.
  • Reclaim.
  • Butadienes.
  • High impact polymers.

Isolators and Gloveboxes

Isolators and Gloveboxes

In today's industrial climate the demands for strict regulation and compliance to reduce operator exposure levels cannot be over emphasised.

Hosokawa's expertise in this area is renowned, being the preferred supplier to many major pharmaceutical and chemical companies worldwide.

High Containment Isolators

Where ultra high containment levels are required for the handling of highly active or toxic chemicals the Hosokawa range of isolators offers complete operator safety and product integrity.

Designed to meet individual requirements isolators enable both manual and automatic handling procedures to be carried out with minimal operator exposure.

Isolator Systems

Incorporating barrier containment technology in critical process areas such as milling, drying and product pack off, Hosokawa are able to offer containment levels of below 1µg/m³. Utilising individually designed processing equipment integrated within the sealed environment of an isolator offers a true 'shirt sleeve environment'.

Hosokawa work in close co-operation with customers to ensure that all production and containment levels and end user requirements are fully met. Individual designs are translated to CAD and virtual presentation prior to mock up stage before production.

Integrated CIP

Integrated CIP is now a major design factor in containment technology. It eliminates the need for additional cleaning bays with associated potential for cross contamination and minimises downtime whilst at the same time ensuring the total protection of personnel. Hosokawa have developed a range of isolators which offer a variety of CIP options.

Glove Boxes

The glove boxes are ergonomically designed for ease of use, allowing products to be handled without risk of exposure. Over pressure and under pressure environments can be maintained and humidity controlled to ensure product integrity and stability.

Features & Benefits

  • Fixed or opening viewing panels.
  • Inflatable or solid door seals.
  • Internal or external lighting.
  • CIP systems.
  • Choice of material of construction.

Applications

  • Localised isolation for process equipment.
  • Reactor charging.
  • Drum tipping and discharging./li>
  • Product sampling.
  • Filling and weighing.
  • Waste handling and removal.
  • Inspection and maintenance tasks.

Lab Analysis Equipment

Lab Analysis Equipment

Viblette™VBL

Wet Sieving

Fast, accurate laboratory analysis applications on dielectric or cohesive dry materials such as carbon black or mineral fillers to determine fine particle size measurements.

  • Quick, easy to use
  • Consistent repeatability
  • Accurate particle measurement

Using enhanced vibration the Viblette delivers measuring times up to 1/3 that of conventional sieves. Unique shower nozzles deliver effective powder wetting with very little was liquid waste.

Sprinkler rotation, liquid rate and the amplitude of vibration can be varied and controlled to preset levels this ensures consistent repeatability and very accurate measurement of particle size.

The VibletteTM VBL can process slurries up to 10 litres/min. In addition to the standard 200mm drum size an adaptor is provided so that 75mm sieves can be used. Even 10micron screening is possible with the new Viblette TM VBL.

Alpine Air Jet Sieve e200LS

Dry Sieving

The latest uprated version of this industry standard, dry sieving, particle size measuring device delivers considerable advantages over previous versions. Analysis range 10 – 400 microns.

New Functions:

  • Comparison analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • Language/country specific measurement
  • eTimeSave programme for correct sieving time selection
  • Integrated computer controlled sieving process
  • Touch screen control

The latest advancements mean ultra quick analysis, enhanced repeatability and elimination of error sources for greater reliability. Password protection of the unit and recipe management facilities offers simpler and more secure administration of tests and resul

Powder Characteristics Tester PT-X

Complete powder characterisation in one instrument

The latest version of the industry standard laboratory unit used to determine powder characteristics such as flowability and floodability of dry powders when designing powder handling and processing systems.

  • Touch screen computer control, reduces analysis time
  • Reduced operator intervention for accuracy and repeatability
  • Easy clean design with optional HEPA filter and vacuum cleaner

Measures: Angle of Repose, Compressibility,  Angle of Spatula, Cohesion, Angle of Fall, Dispersibility and Angle of Difference, Aerated Bulk Density, Packed Bulk Density and Uniformity.

Schugi Flexomix

Schugi Flexomix

Mixer-agglomerator which can simultaneously mix and agglomerate several liquids of varying viscosities and pastes, resulting in mixtures or aggregates that exhibit a constant grain structure and homogeneity.

  • Homogeneous product.
  • Continuous processing.
  • Self cleaning.
  • Simple construction.
  • Five machine sizes for outputs ranging from 0.1 - 100m3/hr.

Applications

  • Pollution control as the Flexomix is suited to processing ultra-fine, low density bulk materials.
  • Improvement of flow characteristics for fine materials with low bulk densities.
  • Increased dispersion rates for "instant" products such as milk powder, dried soup and detergents.
  • Bulk pharmaceuticals.
  • Minerals and ores such as ceramics and gypsum.
  • Chemicals such as water-soluble polymers and agricultural detergents.

Vrieco Nauta Conical Vacuum Dryer

Vrieco Nauta Conical Vacuum Dryer

Heat energy is basically transferred into the product through a jacketed vessel wall causing solvents or moisture residues to evaporate. A rotating screw orbits along the vessel wall and helps the vapours to escape to the surface, at the same time providing a frequent exchange of particles in contact with the heated surface.

A Vacuum system keeps the vessel under constant vacuum and removes vapours from the vessel. Entrained dust particles are separated in a filter mounted above the dryer.

Features & Benefits

  • Fast drying times as the mixing screw continuously circulates the product from the bottom to the top of the vessel improving heat transfer conditions.
  • Final moisture after drying is possible down to 0%.
  • Low energy consumption.
  • Gentle to product.
  • Quick and efficient removal of vapours.
  • Recovery of pure solvents is possible.
  • Dried solids are suitable for direct use.
  • Easy to clean.

Applications

  • Particularly suitable for final drying of powders, granules, pastes and slurries especially when they are brittle and/or temperature sensitive.
  • Extraction.
  • Alkalisation.
  • Crystallisation.
  • Reaction.