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30.05.2022 Effective mixing of smaller product volumes

Gericke AG, Regensdorf, Switzerland, has extended its portfolio of industrial mixers with the launch of the GMS Compact and the GBM Mini Batch Blender, both designed to handle smaller mixing volumes.

The GMS Compact mixer brings the impressive mixing quality of the GMS family to the laboratory, R&D and pilot plant batch sizes, with usable volumes from one litre to 20 litres. It uses the same superimposed mixing tools as the bigger GMS mixers. This allows for accurate process and recipe development, but with its fully industrial design it can also be used for premixes or other direct process related steps. The GMS Compact empties completely after a batch and is therefore well suited for frequent recipe changes.

The Gericke Mini Batch Blender is a semi-continuous inline approach to make continuous manufacturing suitable for low dosage, low volume, highly potent products. It combines advantages of the traditional batch and true continuous manufacturing processes to generate a simplified system. The user chooses between the integrated Gericke Formulation Skid GFS or stand-alone equipment for early phase development. With minimal batch sizes below 1kg and the simple control strategy related to a batch mixing process, it combines many advantages of batch and continuous production.

Continuous mixing systems are known for their efficiency for large production capacities. Gericke GCM mixers are used for small throughputs as well. The Gericke GCM continuous mixer has been designed to offer an optimum combination of radial and axial mixing (dispersion), ensuring highest homogeneity with low RSD. The shape, layout and adjustment of the Gericke mixing tools have been developed following 50 years of company experience of continuous mixing and in collaboration with universities. The residence time and the energy input can be adjusted easily, and capacities as low as 1kg/h are possible.

Gericke GBM Mini Batch Blender















(Below) Gericke double-shaft GMS Compact mixer

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