K-Tron Exhibits Automation Equipment for Batch and Continuous Pharmaceutical Processes at Interphex 2008, March 26-28, 2008, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Booth 1317

PITMAN, NJ (January 18, 2008)– K-Tron will exhibit the latest feeding and conveying equipment for pharmaceutical processing applications at Interphex 2008, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, booth 1317. Operational and static demos on display include the following: MT12 Micro-ingredient Feeder, KT20 Pharmaceutical Feeder on 24 kg scale with integrated Premier Pneumatics P10 receiver, and Premier Pneumatics P30 Pharmaceutical receiver.

K-Tron MT12 Microfeeder: For Low Rate Micro-ingredient Feeding
The MT12 micro-ingredient feeder is available in both pharmaceutical and industrial models, for accurately feeding free flowing to difficult to handle powders at rates as low as 20 grams / hour and as high as 2000 grams/ hour. Both loss-in-weight (model KCL-SFS-MT12) and volumetric (model KCV-MT12) feeder models are available for continuous or batch operation, with loss-in-weight model on display. The compact feeder is designed for ease of disassembly, allowing fast and easy cleaning, with options available for automatic refill. Typical applications include feeding jet mills, tablet presses, continuous extrusion processes and any application where expensive micro ingredients require accurate feeding.

KT20 Twin Screw Pharmaceutical Feeder: New and Improved Ingredient Feeding
K-Tron has implemented a number of design enhancements to the Pharmaceutical KT20. Engineering design improvements include: Seal design improvement by adding O Ring on screw shafts; standard purge fittings on both models PH-KT20 and PH-KT35, assuring no movement of product to bearing area and providing positive purge for inerting; angled machine face on agitator mating surface to bowl for drainage; new scale design featuring internal wiring of motor cables and internal air routing for purging feeder seals; and intrinsic safe option for European ATEX 2GD and U.S. Class I Div 1 hazardous area applications. K-Tron has also engineered specialty designs for glove box integration—with the feeder mounted both inside and outside of glove box walls. Unit on display includes a Pharmaceutical KT20 on a SFS-24 kg platform scale with continuous refill via Premier Pneumatics P10 sanitary receiver.

Premier Pneumatics P-Series Receivers: Custom Solution for Difficult Applications
The Premier Pneumatics P-Series receivers provide a sanitary, custom solution for difficult conveying applications. The sanitary design features include steep cone angles to ensure excellent discharge and band clamps for quick disassembly. Typical materials include tablets, capsules, flakes, and free-flowing to poorly flowing powders, specifically materials that need gentle conveying. The material conveying principle includes pneumatic, vacuum, dilute phase, and dense phase conveying. Conveying rates vary depending on model, product characteristics and conveying distances. Models on display include an operational P10, and a static P30 unit, in mirror finish.

For booth highlights, visit www.ktron.com/Interphex