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Filling & Weighing Systems

Filling and Weighing Systems from Hosokawa Micron Ltd are often integral to the high-performance processing and containment equipment and systems we design, engineer and build for a wide variety of manufacturing sectors. Our tailor-made, versatile filling and weighing solutions for dust-free packing and weighing of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk powders, granules and liquids combine the latest technology and functionality and offer reliable accuracy and the highest levels of safety, hygiene, dust control and product integrity.

As a powder processing equipment and systems specialist, Hosokawa Micron is committed to providing robust pack-off solutions that are also hardwearing, energy-efficient, easy to use and simple to maintain to complement our industry-leading processing equipment portfolio – including Laminar Flow Booths, Downflow Booths, Isolators and systems for milling, drying, air classification, agglomeration, mixing and blending.

Product Information

The Hosokawa filling and weighing system delivers stable and repeatable weight readings with accuracies as high as +/- 0.10g, which makes meeting exact product weight specifications simple.

Filling & Weighing System

Filling and Weighing Systems from Hosokawa Micron Ltd are often integral to the high-performance processing and containment equipment and systems we design, engineer and build for a wide variety of manufacturing sectors. Our tailor-made, versatile filling and weighing solutions for dust-free packing and weighing of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk powders, granules and liquids combine the latest technology and functionality and offer reliable accuracy and the highest levels of safety, hygiene, dust control and product integrity.

As a powder processing equipment and systems specialist, Hosokawa Micron is committed to providing robust pack-off solutions that are also hardwearing, energy-efficient, easy to use and simple to maintain to complement our industry-leading processing equipment portfolio – including Laminar Flow Booths, Downflow Booths, Isolators and systems for milling, drying, air classification, agglomeration, mixing and blending.

Filling & Weighing System Specifications

Hosokawa Micron is a processing and containment expert with a wealth of technical knowledge spanning a huge number of manufacturing industries, gathered over more than a century as a world leader in powder processing innovation.

Our tailor-made Filling and Weighing Systems integrate the latest technology and precision engineering techniques and can be as bespoke as our high-performance containment products, milling equipment and complex processing systems, with safety, adaptability and consistently accurate performance at the heart of each flexible design.

Conveniently, Hosokawa Micron systems can be made for a wide range of vessels, including drums with or without single or continuous liners, kegs, FIBCs, IBCs, boxes, sacks, bags and charge bottles.

Every Filling and Weighing System we produce can be made suitable for hazardous areas and where potentially harmful powders need to be contained for operator safety, with containment levels better than OEB 5 achievable when partnered with Hosokawa Micron containment equipment such as Laminar Flow Cabinets, Downflow Booths, Gloveboxes or Isolator systems.

A number of control systems, dosing and discharging options are possible – plus a choice of different construction materials to suit a huge number of raw materials, including painted mild steel, Hastelloy and 304-316L grade stainless steel – but all feature Hosokawa’s patented inflatable packing heads, integrated weighing platforms and combined pinch valves to automatically control the bulk and dribble modes.

Hosokawa Micron traditionally integrates outward inflating and downward sealing packing heads but for the highest levels of containment and product integrity, we also offer a compact inward sealer to the latest cGMP standards, which has the advantage of not coming into contact with the product. Conveniently, changing the inflatable seal takes less than a minute.

Filling and Weighing Systems are used extensively by industry sectors where powders, granules and liquids are processed, including for contract manufacturing, containment and milling. Accurate filling capabilities, with or without weighing functionality, are critical for the safe handling of valuable, hazardous and challenging materials, which can be transferred to containers including drums, kegs, bags, sacks, IBCs and FIBCs, bottles and boxes, as per customer requirements.

 

Key Features

  • Expertly engineered for dust-free transfer
  • Durable build quality
  • Various construction materials available
  • Accurate weighing of powders, granules and liquids
  • Tailor-made for all Hosokawa containment equipment, including OEB 5 Isolators
  • Internal filter and purge features as standard
  • Efficient filter reduces product loss and protects HEPA filters
  • Reactor and filter dryer discharging systems available
  • Mill discharging system available
  • Flexible filling options depending on container used
  • Patented Hosokawa inflatable packing head system
  • Options for repackaging into larger or smaller containers
  • Integrated weighing platforms
  • Integrated pinch valve for automatic control of bulk and dribble modes
  • cGMP systems available
  • CIP system integration available
  • Wide range of optional features available

 

Filling and Weighing Systems are integral to many Hosokawa Micron process systems. Their purpose is to facilitate the bulk transfer of processed material such as powders, particles and liquids for the purposes of onward processing or storage.

For hazardous material, such as APIs, fine chemicals, nuclear material or potentially dangerous liquids, a containment component may be required for safe handling, such as a Laminar Flow Cabinet or multi-chamber Isolator/Glovebox.

The method of discharging the processed material into the chosen container – drum, charge bottle, bag, sack, FIBC or IBC – is critically important for the safety of the operator, the environment and for the purity of the material. Depending on the material being processed, there are a number of ways to discharge the material, including by gravity, vibration, gas extraction and vacuum transfer.

Premium quality components – such as valves, filters and sealing heads – are required to efficiently seal the processing equipment and filling system to ensure dust-free transfer of the material as it transits from one to the other. In the case of material transiting to containers such as drums and kegs, single or continuous liner systems might be integrated and incorporate an outward inflatable sealing head or compact inward sealing head, with a variety of sealing methods available to seal the container’s inner bag, such as crimps, clasps or heat sealing.

Accurate dosing can also be achieved by Hosokawa’s Filling and Weighing Systems. The equipment uses components such as our patented Pinch Valve, a tubular or traditional screw feeder or various valves – rotary valve, oscillating valve, composite valve, butterfly valve.

Hosokawa Micron also offers sampling equipment, which can be fitted into the design of the Filling and Weighing System for the purposes of testing and analysing samples of the processing material during production.

We also offer sampling equipment, which can be integrated into the design of the bespoke Filling and Weighing System for the purposes of analysing samples of the processing material during production.

Controls can be supplied for reliable use in harsh environments. Key features include options for push button or HMi control, as well as full integration with the site DCS. Volumetric or gravimetric filling options are available, incorporating high accuracy dosing and weighing systems.

For containment systems where hygiene is paramount, we additionally offer ‘clean/wash in place’ components for the Filling and Weighing System, including Tundish drain connections.

Hosokawa Micron boasts more than a century of in-depth knowledge and engineering innovation experience, specialising in the challenging powder processing and containment sectors and producing complex process systems, laboratory instruments and milling equipment for diverse manufacturing sectors, including those where operator safety, accuracy and product integrity are critical.

Our complex process systems often include high-performance Filling and Weighing Systems, designed and made bespoke to complement the processing and containment equipment we produce for customers around the world.

As a full-service equipment manufacturer, we offer everything from design studies, R&D and contract manufacturing, to the design, engineering, assembly, installation and commissioning of complex process systems for high-profile manufacturers from sectors including pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, nuclear, food and cosmetics. Our scientific and engineering expertise is complemented by excellent customer support throughout the lifecycle of each piece of equipment or process system we manufacture.

Safety standards are integral to all Hosokawa Micron process system projects and our in-house ATEX and cGMP experts offer customers the highest levels of knowledge, first-hand experience and advice, applicable to their individual requirements, supported by our sister Hosokawa companies based in Europe, the USA and Japan.

All our processing equipment and systems integrate the latest engineering techniques, design innovation and technology and go through rigorous testing procedures prior to delivery. Our in-house digitalisation team offers a complete package of digital strategy solutions in support, including Hosokawa Gen4, our specially created intelligent software for increasingly important data-driven manufacturing activities, such as remote monitoring.

  • cGMP-compliant inward sealing head
  • Single liner system
  • Continuous liner system
  • Gravity or motorised roller track section to assist entry and exit of filled containers
  • Integrated electrical and pneumatic controls for standalone systems
  • Inert gas purge system
  • Manual or pneumatic platform height adjustment
  • Hazardous area control systems
  • Printer
  • CIP/WIP system
  • Base vibration
  • Product sampler
  • Interchangeable packing heads
  • Inflatable seal available as silicone/EPDM
  • Available in various materials
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