Feeder Suits Vibratory Feeding of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

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K-Tron Process Group has expanded its pharmaceutical feeder line 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 (API's). Typical applications include vibratory feeding of cohesive API's that normally would build up when fed via standard twin screw configurations.

The K-PH-ML-D5-KV2 offers a design suitable for applications where quick and easy cleaning is essential. The removable tray and end covers allow accessibility and ease of cleaning, and the 3-liter inlet funnel transition hopper is designed at a 65-degree slope for optimal flowability into the vibratory tray.

The 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. The discharge tray terminates to a tri-clover ferrule, with sanitary Pharma FDA silicone bellows for connection to the process below. 

The specialty vibratory feeding principle, coupled with K-Tron's load cells and KCM controller, ensure high-accuracy feed for difficult flowing products. This feeder is suitable for continuous pharmaceutical operations, such as continuous extrusion, granulation, mixing and coating.

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