September 2013 Editor's Picks: Products from AspenTech and Schenck

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Equipment and Processing Report

Equipment and Processing Report, Equipment and Processing Report-09-18-2013, Volume 0, Issue 0

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

Aspen Technology
Software enables faster optimization and improved plant safety for manufacturing process.

Aspen Techology’s latest release of its flagship software, aspenONE V8.3, includes new functionality in the Aspen HYSYS process simulation software that allows process engineers to size pressure safety valves (PSV) as an integral part of the overall process design. This feature allows calculation of necessary safety valve sizing specifications, including relief loads and orifice size. Process data can be used to analyze multiple overpressure scenarios, and a documentation-builder tool creates data and summary sheets. Another new feature, silent-install deployment, speeds software deployment.

Schenck AccuRate
A feeder’s disposable feed hopper shortens cleaning time and reduces cross-contamination.

The Schenck AccuRate AP-300 PureFeed feeder is designed for quick and easy disassembly, a dual-arm agitation system for maximizing material handling versatility, and an FDA-compliant feed hopper that is disposable and recyclable. The disposable feed hopper allows shorter cleaning cycles and virtually no chance of cross-contamination when moving from one material to another. The PureFeed AP-300 is available in volumetric and gravimetric configurations for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications with feed rates from 0.5 to approximately 150 kg/h.