The results of a unique collaboration between three market leading companies serving the powder processing industries will be displayed at PTXi International (May 8-10, 2012, Rosemont, IL) in Sturtevant's Booth 1737.
This new innovative ARTMiS, Automated RealTime Milling System, provides a secure, advanced processing solution for those dealing with highly potent and/or high value materials.
Introduced last year, ARTMiS brings Sturtevant's Micronizer Jet Mill together with a Malvern Panalytical Insitec particle size analyzer and the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed Feeder to deliver a fully automated system for jet milling that offers exemplary process control for optimal manufacturing efficiency. Built on the expertise of all three companies it simplifies and optimizes the jet milling process, reducing operational requirements to the input of a particle size distribution set point and introduction of the feed. ARTMiS then delivers a closely controlled, consistent product with minimal manual intervention, simultaneously maximizing process throughput and reducing the need for manual analysis.
The Micronizer Jet Mill at the heart of ARTMiS is a low-maintenance unit that delivers a narrow particle size distribution. With a sanitary design it is suitable for processing the broadest range of material types, including those that are heat sensitive. The Insitec continuously monitors, in real-time, the particle size of the material exiting the mill, measuring complete particle size distributions in less than one second. These data are used to precisely moderate the feed rate via a simple PID control loop that acts on the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed Feeder, a pharmaceutical industry designed unit which controls feed rates at very precise accuracies.