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Three Roll Mill Process

What does an ointment mill do?

By | Pharmacy

An ointment mill utilizes high shear force to disperse active ingredients, and homogenize viscous materials.

Shear force is created by three horizontally positioned rollers rotating in opposite directions and at different speeds relative to each other.

The product is pulled through the gaps between the rollers. Active ingredients and powder clumps are broken up and homogenized, which removes grittiness and results in a high-quality topical.  This gives your customers a pharmaceutically elegant and effective ointment.

 

 

 

Check Out The New 80S Plus!

By | Dispersion, Pharmacy

For maximum fineness, higher throughput. The S-Line series is the entry point for achieving the finest dispersing results.

Highlights:

  • Easily monitor speed, temperature, production timer, and power consumption.
  • Adjustable gap range: 5 to 230 µm
  • Variable throughput from as little as 10 ml up to 18 l/h at a 10 μm gap
  • Covers made of blasted stainless steel or optional electro-polished
  • Roller materials: Chrome, tungsten carbide, aluminum oxide or silicon carbide
  • More safety accessories offered than ever before

Learn more!

When should you consider an additional mill?

By | Pharmacy

Whether you already own an EXAKT ointment mill or a mill from another manufacturer, the EXAKT 50EC+ is the best choice when considering additional mills. The EXAKT 50EC+ is a modular ointment mill, designed with removable rollers for easy, efficient cleaning. With the purchase of an extra set of rollers, you can increase efficiency in your pharmacy by having a clean set ready for your next preparation. Depending upon the product being milled, this machine produces output quantities from .02 to 7 liters per hour. Removable rollers cut down on cleaning time and cross-contamination between preparations! Remove and clean rollers with confidence! If you are processing 3-5kg at a time several times per week, or you anticipate continued growth of your topical business, you may need to consider the EXAKT 80 High Capacity or EXAKT 80E Electronic model.

 

EXAKT EC+ Ointment Mill

 

 

The Ointment Mill Process

By | Pharmacy

An ointment mill utilizes high shear force to reduce particle sizes, disperse agglomerates, and homogenize viscous materials.  Shear force is created by three horizontally positioned rollers rotating in opposite directions and at different speeds relative to each other.  The whole product is pulled through the gap between the rollers, resulting in a precise, controllable, and narrow particle size distribution.  The particle size can be easily and precisely controlled by adjusting the gap widths.

Step by Step Process:

  1. The premixed product is placed in the hopper.
  2. The product is drawn between the feeding and center rollers and finely ground.
  3. Adhering to the bottom of the center roller the product is transported to the gap between the middle and front roller.
  4. In this gap, the product is homogenized and ground for the second time.
  5. The finished product is removed from the front roller by the scraper system.

Substance processed with convention mixing procedure: crystalline substances are still clearly visible.

Substance processed with an EXAKT three roll mill: regular and fine consistency of the substance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improve the Performance of Your Ointment Mill.

By | Pharmacy

Your Ointment Mill May Need a Tune-up

EXAKT ointment mills rarely require repair, but sometimes a tune-up can help improve the performance of your machine and provide years of worry-free use.

For smaller mills, we can turn your mill around the same day it’s received at our shop to minimize downtime.

For larger mills, simply schedule time for an on-site service call. EXAKT charges a daily rate plus travel expenses.

Call us today to get a quote based on your mill and location.

1-800-866-7172

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