Gericke mixing technology plays a key role in many production plants around the world. From chemical to food and pharma, customers rely on Gericke’s expertise in this complex process step. With the new GMS Compact and the GBM Mini Batch Blender the technology can now also be used for smaller mixing volumes.
The GMS Compact Mixer brings the superb mixing quality of the GMS family to the laboratory, R&D and pilot plant batch sizes, with useable volumes from 1 to 20 l. 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 pre-mixes or other direct process related process steps. The GMS compact empties completely after a batch and is therefore the perfect choice for frequent recipe changes.
The new 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 standalone 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 processes.
Continuous mixing systems are known for their efficiency for large production capacities. Gericke GCM mixers are used for small throughputs as well. The GCM solutions offer the 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 based on upon 50 years of experience in continuous mixing and in collaboration with universities. The residence time and the energy input can be adjusted easily, and capacities as low as 1 kg/h are possible.