Micron`s Isolator systems can be used to handle products down to
OEB<5 (down to 30 ng). It is essential to attain these ultra high
containment levels while handling highly toxic or active chemicals and
offer complete product integrity and operator safety. Hosokawa
isolators can be used for both automated and manual handling and
processing procedures and are offered in single units or as multi-cell
variants where individual processes are separated by defined barriers.
These are suitable for critical processes such as micronising, drying,
dispensing, milling and product pack off.
Unique operational benefits are offered by the isolators, which
include the following:
- Shirt sleeve environment operation
- Reduction of airborne dust for ATEX compliance
- Ergonomical design for user friendly operation
- CIP/SIP options
- Explosion protected
Companies seeking an economical alternative to the stainless steel
isolator and a short lead time for trial, testing or production, prefer
the Hosokawa Micron’s Mobile plug and play isolators, which offer
containment levels less than 1mg/m³. These
isolators feature optional glove port positioning, excellent internal
visibility and lightweight construction making these isolators highly
flexible for use a self-contained workstations. A ‘single use’ variant
incorporates a plastic bag canopy into the stainless steel construction.
These isolators are developed for safe handling of high potency
chemicals and other hazardous powders and can offer containment down to
nano levels and are normally used in nuclear, pharmaceutical, and
chemical industries for charging, sampling, dispensing
and packing applications.
Each unit is ergonomically designed for ease of use as it is
designed using the latest modeling and insulation software.
Integrated Containment Technology
These Hosokawa Micron Isolators can be designed to contain either
Hosokawa or third party processing equipment such as tray driers,
micronisers, granulators etc. Hosokawa Micron’s proprietary range of
equipment can be specially designed for installation inside an Isolator
to offer a bespoke contained processing solution.
Contained Particle Size Reduction System
This innovative processing concept offers flexible milling from
coarse size down to ultrafine particles while maintaining OELs of less
than 1mg/m3. The system comprises
two separate yet interconnected rigid isolator chambers, milling
chamber and the product/filter collection chamber.
Three interchangeable mills, mounted on plug and play, wheeled
trolleys offer precise milling operations of small gramme sized to
production scale lots. The product collection, sub-division and
dispensary operations are conducted in separate chambers. Inline
laser diffraction analysis or manual sampling options are available.
The Contained Particle Size Reduction System has been designed to offer
an improved ergonomic and less restrictive working environment for
operators, at the same time meeting the most stringent operator
Hosokawa Micron offer a range of off the shelf and bespoke, shielded
and nonshielded isolator systems for reprocessing and recovery, MOX
fuel manufacture and size reduction of materials for volume reduction