Lump Breaker Reduces Powder Agglomerates

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The hygienic Gericke Nibbler can be used in pharma manufacturing.

The Nibbler line of lump breakers from process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA is now offered in a hygienic design to comply with FDA requirements. The hygienic lump breakers use a shaft assembly that allows the entire basket, screen, and front end to be removed and fully accessed for complete cleaning, inspections, and maintenance. The deagglomerators include woven wire screens in 316 stainless steel, continuously welded seams throughout, and polished internal surfaces.

The equipment reduces agglomerates, granules, and lumps down to 1 mm using attrition milling with a low speed, high-torque, rotating paddle assembly that cuts the material without damaging the product or generating excessive fine particles. A choice of screen sizes ensures the powders meet the required particle size. The equipment is available in seven standard models and may also be custom engineered.


Source: Gericke