The Process Systems division of Malvern Instruments Ltd will exhibit the Insitec range of on-line particle size analyzers at ACHEMA 2003 (Frankfurt; 19-24 May 2003). Also on display at the show will be the Intellimill system, an advanced intelligent milling system that is the result of a joint venture between Malvern Instruments and Hosokawa Micron Ltd.
Malvern Insitec on-line particle size analyzers use industry-standard laser diffraction technology, specifically engineered into a rugged on-line measurement platform intended for process use. An extended range now includes the established Insitec B together with the Insitec T for GAMP4 compliant processes (for pharmaceutical production) and the Insitec X which features Intrinsic Safety as well as following GAMP4 guidelines. The Insitec L further extends Malvern's on-line sizing capabilities to include the measurement of dilute liquid suspensions
For demanding applications the Insitec T and X feature triclamping and the use of 316L stainless steel in the manufacture of all metal parts. The flow path is simple to clean and the sample path and optical head are easily assembled and disassembled without using tools. Regular surfaces with a high finish prevent powder build-up in the sample path and purging keeps windows free from dust, minimising routine maintenance. As with all Insitec systems, the dry powder flow cell technology enables customized application of particle sizing to dry processes, allowing measurement of particles in the range 0.5 to 1000 micron.