Excipient powders are regularly used in oral solid dosage formulations such as tablets and capsules. These powders are the inactive ingredients in the drug formulation that serve various functions such as improving the stability and shelf-life of a drug, and aiding with the delivery of the active ingredient.
Screening these powders is a crucial step in the pharmaceutical industry. It helps to guarantee the excipients used in drug formulations meet certain quality standards, helping to improve the safety of the drugs. Additionally the process can help reduce the risk of manufacturing errors and ensure that the drugs are produced in a cost-effective manner.
Sift, Screen & Validate with the Hanningfield Kwik-Sift
The Hanningfield centrifugal powder sifter offers fast and effective powder screening, helping to guarantee material integrity by removing any over-sized contaminants such as packaging, wear residue from other machinery or unwanted particles which are natural to the excipient. The rotating mesh drum creates a centrifugal screening action, with powder passing through the mesh while retaining those particles or objects larger than the hole aperture. For achieving different grades of separation, various drum mesh sizes are available to meet different application requirements.
The Kwik-Sift operates at a higher throughput than traditional sieving (up to x5 faster), thus offering you the perfect solution to accelerate your process. The Hanningfield Kwik-Sift can incorporate a single or dual spoiler arm arrangement for performing simple de-lumping of agglomerated material. The spoiler arm simply clamps onto the existing chute via a Tri-Clover.
Customise Your Kwik-Sift
To offer our customers increased process flexibility, we offer various mounting solutions to the Kwik-Sift. These include mobile frame, swing-arm, fixed post and hoist mounted. The Kwik-Sift can also be customised with a selection of inlet and outlet configurations including hand-feed chute, valve assemblies, Tri-Clover connections, vacuum adaptors or in fact any other customised design required for process integration.
Fig1 . Shown above is the Kwik-Sift KS20 model featuring a vacuum adaptor outlet used to accelerate throughput.
Features & Benefits
> Stainless steel construction with 316L contact parts
> All seals FDA compliant (silicone, PTFE etc)
> Various mesh sizes available for multi-product usage
> ATEX (ex-proof) versions available
> Security screening at a higher throughput than traditional sieving
> Suitable for delumping and deagglomeration of friable materials (with use of a spoiler arm)
> Can be mounted in-line for feeding downstream process (gravity feed of vacuum transfer)
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