How to Clean Your Pathology Saw

By | Pathology

Check out the video below to learn more about cleaning your pathology saw. Cleaning your saw after each use will help improve the safety and performance of your machine.

Warning:  Do not use disinfectants containing chlorine or aggressive disinfectants such as acetone or nitro thinner. Simply use alcohol-based disinfectant normally found in laboratories. Make sure they are alcohol based.

Cleaning Your EXAKT Mill

By | Pharmacy

For everyday cleaning between formulations, alcohol and a soft cloth or paper towel are the best
things to use. Do NOT spray the alcohol on the rollers or pour the alcohol into the gap when the
machine is running. Put the alcohol on a paper towel or cloth and hold it against the roller tightly
while you turn the roller with the hand wheel.

When you start to get a buildup you can use an abrasive to clean the rollers. You don’t want to do
it too often because it will remove some of the porcelain over time.

1. Do not use Ajax or Comet cleansers (even SoftScrub). They have bluing crystals that can
leave the blue dye on the roller. Find a form of SoftScrub that is made of
completely white powder. Bon Ami is another acceptable cleanser. You can find this in
big box stores with the other cleansers. Make a slurry of it with either water or Goo-Gone
(a citrus based liquid that cuts oils) and put it on the tip of a sponge and gently scour the
rollers. Other people use baking soda in light oil to do the same thing. It is possible to
put some of these slurries or Soft Scrub in the back gap and run the mill. One or two
passes will suffice. Running additional passes has the potential to create larger pores in
the porcelain.

2. Fast Orange Hand Cleaner can also be used. It can be found at retailers like Wal-Mart,
Sam’s, Home Depot, and auto parts stores. It’s a pumice based hand cleaner with the
consistency of jelly. When there is a badly stained roller, run it through the mill with the
gaps slightly open. One pass usually takes off any stain or congealed product. Do NOT
use this for more than one pass. The pumice is much more abrasive than the cleanser or
baking soda. You can put a little on a damp sponge and spot clean with it gently.
Once you’ve completed any of these steps, thoroughly clean the rollers with soap and water.
Then remove that residue with alcohol before running a new product.

Safety Warning – Many pharmacies are running back-to-back ointments and need to clean their
mills quickly. So rather than turning the rollers with the hand wheel they leave the machine running
while they clean. Not only is this unsafe for the technician, but it makes it easy to get the
cleaning cloth caught in the gap. When this happens there is a risk not only to the technician but
to the machine and its precision. It is possible to bend the shafts of the rollers if something too big
is pulled in and the repair/replacement cost can be in the thousands of dollars.

EXAKT Three Roll Mill

The Workhorse of Three Roll Mills

By | Dispersion

The EXAKT 50 I is an indispensable tool for the laboratory or small batch producer. The small three roll mill frame takes up little room on the lab bench, yet offers the operator the versatility of dispersing a wide variety of products. This unit is specially designed for quantities up to 7 liters per hour.

Distinguishing process advantages of the 50 I:

  • Consistent and uniform energy input
  • Specific energy input and thus, controllable stress of particles
  • Achievement of homogeneous particle sizes and distributions in the matrix
  • Large range of particles and viscosities that can be processed

Learn more about the 50I Three Roll Mill.

Come Join Us

By | Dispersion

We will be exhibiting at the STLE Annual Meeting in Nashville in May! Come see our most advanced three roll mill – booth 117.

STLE 2019 Annual Meeting

The STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition is the lubricants industry’s most respected venue for technical information, professional development, and international networking opportunities. Each year STLE’s five-day conference showcases some 500 technical presentations, application-based case studies, best practice reports and discussion panels on technical or market trends.

 

 

Save the Date

By | Pathology

Come join us at AAPA’s 2019 Spring Meeting in Phoenix. It’s a great venue to talk to our experts and learn more about the EXAKT Pathology Saw.

It’s the safest and quickest way to gross tissues of all types. And this is why more hospitals are choosing EXAKT.

Don’t want to wait? Give us a call at 800-866-7172. Or learn more here: PathologySaw.com.