18 May 2018 Chemical Industry

World Premiere for Laboratory-Equipment at the Achema 2018

Today, in the chemical industry and especially for dry grinding well-appointed laboratories are a must for the development of new products, for process optimization as well as for the production of small samples. At this year´s Achema, NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik will be exhibiting the LabCompactPlus for the first time, a modular mill-/classifier unit, which is setting new benchmarks with its user friendliness, compact design and flexibility.

During the design phase of the LabCompactPlus we took typical laboratory conditions into consideration as well as drawing on our own experience from decades of operating a laboratory. At the end of its development the result is a plant with stable, reproducible throughput and high product yield whose production parameters can be selected flexibly by the user. The modular principle enables the installation of five different systems in the swivel arm of the plant. With the aid of individual connector sets for electricity and compressed air, the different systems can be exchanged easily. Amongst other things, these determine the final particle size and can be adapted optimally to suit the requirements of each particular product. Customers can choose from a fluidized bed jet mill, a high-density bed jet mill, a classifier mill, a fine classifier and last but not least a high-efficiency fine classifier which NETZSCH offers from a single source. Each of these components has been tested and optimized in conjunction with the LabCompactPlus.

Alongside the actual grinding and classifying part the plant also comprises a very compact operating module which combines a dosing unit, cyclone, filter, blower and electrical control unit. Here the material is fed directly into the machine via a screw feeder where it is processed. In the downstream high-efficiency cyclone the fines are separated out and collected in a product drum. During this process a downstream fully automatic dust filter continuously cleans the processing air. The intelligent construction not only guarantees a particularly user-friendly operation as well as easy cleaning and maintenance, it also ensures that the LabCompactPlus can be installed in very restricted spaces. In addition to this, it is also worth noting that the complete plant is mounted together on a single base frame and is delivered ready for installation. Thus, it can be commissioned immediately after it has arrived at the customer´s facility.

If you plan to visit the Achema 2018 and we have piqued your curiosity, you can experience the new plant live for the first time at NETZSCH´s booth no. B6 in hall 6.0 where you can also get comprehensive information about other innovative systems by NETZSCH.