February 2013 Editor's Picks: Products from Schenck AccuRate and Eriez

Feb 20, 2013
By PharmTech Editors

Featured products from Pharmaceutical Technology's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report

Schenck AccuRate
Bulk solids feeder is designed for low feed-rate applications

The PureFeed DP-4 feeder from Schenck AccuRate is a gravimetric feeder designed to accurately meter dry powders at low feed rates. A speed-controlled, ceramic, feed disc positioned at the base of an electropolished, stainless-steel, material-storage chamber precisely rotates and discharges material over a 20- to 2000-g feed-rate range.

Eriez
Magnetic separator grates are easy to clean

ProGrade Easy to Clean Grates in Housing, a unit available from Eriez, provides quick removal of accumulated fine iron contamination. To clean, the user unlatches the clamps on the drawer fronts and pulls the magnet bank out. The accumulated metal contamination is scraped from the tube and discharged out the front of the housing. The cleaning cycle is reduced to only a few seconds with this push-pull operation. The units are available in Rare Earth and Xtreme Rare Earth magnet strengths. Separators using the Rare Earth magnet strength are designed to remove small ferrous contaminants such as pins, staples, and clips. The Xtreme Rare Earth magnet strength can remove weakly magnetic fine ferrous contamination.