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Introducing a New, Unique Turnkey Isolated Milling System at PTXi


Three leading companies collaborate to deliver complete package

PTXi Booth 1737

21 March 2012: Malvern, UK: The results of a unique collaboration between three market leading companies serving the powder processing industries will be displayed at PTXi International (May 8-10, 2012, Rosemont, IL) in Sturtevant's Booth 1737. This new innovative ARTMiS, Automated RealTime Milling System, provides a secure, advanced processing solution for those dealing with highly potent and/or high value materials.

Introduced last year, ARTMiS brings Sturtevant's Micronizer® Jet Mill together with a Malvern Insitec particle size analyzer and the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed® Feeder to deliver a fully automated system for jet milling that offers exemplary process control for optimal manufacturing efficiency. Built on the expertise of all three companies it simplifies and optimizes the jet milling process, reducing operational requirements to the input of a particle size distribution set point and introduction of the feed. ARTMiS then delivers a closely controlled, consistent product with minimal manual intervention, simultaneously maximizing process throughput and reducing the need for manual analysis.

The Micronizer® Jet Mill at the heart of ARTMiS is a low-maintenance unit that delivers a narrow particle size distribution. With a sanitary design it is suitable for processing the broadest range of material types, including those that are heat sensitive. The Insitec continuously monitors, in real-time, the particle size of the material exiting the mill, measuring complete particle size distributions in less than one second. These data are used to precisely moderate the feed rate via a simple PID control loop that acts on the Schenck AccuRate PureFeed® Feeder, a pharmaceutical industry designed unit which controls feed rates at very precise accuracies.

ARTMiS - An automated real time micronization solution

http://www.malvern.com/ProcessEng/partners/artmis.htm

About Malvern Instruments

Malvern Instruments is a market leader in measuring performance controlling material properties. These include particle size, particle shape, zeta potential, molecular weight, size and conformation, rheological properties and chemical identification. Malvern delivers the systems, support and expertise that ensure the analytical integrity and productivity needed to drive research, development and manufacturing.

Malvern's measurement solutions for scientists, technologists and engineers advance continually through customer collaboration. Complementary materials characterization systems deliver inter-related measurements that reflect the complexities of particulates and disperse systems, nanomaterials and macromolecules. Combining intelligently implemented technologies with in-depth industry applications knowledge and support, Malvern provides customers with the competitive advantage they demand.

Headquartered in Malvern, UK, Malvern Instruments has subsidiary organizations in all major European markets, North America, China, Japan and Korea, a joint venture in India, a global distributor network and applications laboratories around the world. www.malvern.com

For press information, please contact:

Trish Appleton, Kapler Communications

Phoenix House, Phoenix Park, Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8EP, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1480 471059; Fax: +44 (0)1480 471069 trish.appleton@kapleronline.com

USA contact:

Marisa Fraser, Malvern Instruments Inc.

117 Flanders Road, Westborough, MA 01581-1042 USA

Tel: +1 508 768 6400 Fax: +1 508 768 6403 marisa.fraser@malvern.com

Please send sales enquiries to:

Alison Vines, Malvern Instruments Ltd

Enigma Business Park, Grovewood Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 1XZ UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1684 892456; Fax: +44 (0) 1684 892789 salesinfo@malvern.com

About Sturtevant Inc

Headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, Sturtevant Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer of material processing equipment including crushers, fine grinders and air classifiers. Since 1883, the company has provided processing solutions to the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and mineral powder processing industries worldwide.

Sturtevant offers a full line of size reduction equipment. From large coarse particle crushers to the patented sub-micron Micronizer®, Sturtevant custom engineers units suited to the widest range of applications. If an operation requires particle separation through air classification, Sturtevant produces three different kinds of air classifier systems.

The Sturtevant Sanitary Design Micronizer® (USDA-Accepted Jet Mill) utilizes a unique fluid energy grinding system to generate particle-on-particle impact. Designed for high performance below 325 mesh (44 microns) - the economical fineness limit of many mechanical grinders - the Micronizer® can consistently produce fines as small as 0.5 microns. It uses quick-release clamps throughout the system and requires no tools for disassembly. With feasibility established in the Qualification Micronizer®, scale-up is simplified in Sturtevant's Lab and Production Micronizers®. www.sturtevantinc.com

For press information, please contact:

Charlotte Stevens, Sturtevant Inc.

348 Circuit Street, Hanover, MA 02339 USA

Tel: 1-781-829-1433 Fax: 1-781-829-1463 cstevens@sturtevantinc.com

Please send sales inquiries to:

Bob Ragosta, Sturtevant Inc.

348 Circuit Street, Hanover, MA 02339 USA

Tel: 1-781-829-1418 Fax: 1-781-829-1488 bragosta@sturtevantinc.com

About Schenck AccuRate

Schenck AccuRate specializes in the manufacture of volumetric and gravimetric feeding systems, multi-ingredient batching systems, weighfeeders, mass flow meters, bulk bag discharging systems, and vibratory feeders to a wide variety of markets throughout the world. Since 1994, the company has been a wholly owned affiliate of Schenck Process, located in Darmstadt, Germany. Today, as an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, Schenck AccuRate is prepared to provide solutions for employing its state-of-the-art equipment, applications engineering, and unmatched customer support. www.accuratefeeders.com

For press information, please contact:

Mike Karas, Schenck AccuRate

746 E. Milwaukee Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 USA

Tel: 1-262-473-2441 Fax: 1-262-473-6884 mike.karas@sarinc.com

Please send sales inquiries to:

Pat Larson, Schenck AccuRate

746 E. Milwaukee Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 USA

Tel: 1-262-473-2441 Fax: 1-262-473-4384 mktg@accuratefeeders.com

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