Elmhurst, IL (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The Fitzpatrick Company, a global leader in solids processing technology, announces the introduction of the “B” Series of its FitzMill Comminutor line, complementing its popular “A” Series FitzMill.
Both machines utilize the same rotors and screens, and achieve the exact same process results. The different machine housings, however, provide different benefits for select installations.
The A series FitzMill disassembles completely to facilitate cleaning, including the chamber. Many users find the ease of disassembly for cleaning, with the potential to autoclave all components, a significant benefit.
The B Series is designed with a fixed chamber which is attached to the mill base. Some installations will benefit from having the mill chamber as a permanent part of the installation, since they can leave in place the upstream and downstream components while they access the mill screen. Access to the screen and rotor is conveniently accomplished by opening a door. Though the mill chamber remains fastened to the base during cleaning, the internal components such as the mill screen and rotor are removable. The mono-block chamber design, featuring smooth internal surfaces and a large chamber door opening, allows the B Series mill housing to be sanitized easily.
“The new B Series FitzMill is designed to be tightly sealed,” said Scott Wennerstrum, Director of Product Management. “With the Product Containment System (PCS), it can be configured to process potent compounds in a highly contained manner. Also, the B Series’ exposure-hazard-protection is enhanced when a Glovebag isolator is fastened to its front flange for safe change or check of the mill screen, even during the middle of a batch.”
For products with dust explosion potential, nitrogen inerting is available for safe operation within an inert environment. An alternative 10 Bar Pressure Shock Resistant design is also available for processing explosion risk materials.
Additional B Series Features and Options
Similar to all FitzMills, the B Series FitzMill can be custom configured to meet a wide variety of installation requirements. Feed system options include gravity feed or metered feed utilizing either a rotary valve or feed hoper with feed screw.
The new B Series FitzMill is available in two sizes. The production scale D6B is capacity equivalent to the D6A or DAS06 FitzMill. The F8B is equivalent in size to the FAS08 and has 1.8 times the capacity of the model D size FitzMill.
The FitzMill is used worldwide for size reduction of pharmaceutical powders and other products which require a sanitary design. Advantages include flexible configuration for a wide variety of installation and applications, sanitary designs, containment and inert processing capabilities.
Learn more about the B Series. Contact Scott Wennerstrum at swennerstrum(at)idexcorp(dot)com or 630.530.3333.
About The Fitzpatrick Company
The Fitzpatrick Company, a business unit of IDEX Corporation, has been internationally recognized as a global leader in process technology for over seven decades. Committed to innovation, technical excellence and the promise of always exceeding customer expectations, the company provides products, solutions and consulting services to pharmaceutical, chemical, food, nutraceutical and other markets. Fitzpatrick maintains manufacturing, test labs, and service support from its world headquarters in Elmhurst, Illinois. Additional support is provided at Centers of Excellence located at various locations worldwide, including Canada, Belgium and soon India and China. For more information, visit the web site at http://www.fitmill.com.