Inline particle sizing probe

Published: 20-Feb-2015

Robust, trouble-free granulation monitoring from Malvern

The new Parsum IPP-80 probe from Malvern Instruments offers easy-to-integrate inline particle size measurement for efficient process monitoring and control. Suitable for powders, pellets and granules, the new probe enables the real-time monitoring of agglomeration, coating and granulation processes.

The resulting data provide a secure basis for pilot plant studies, process optimisation and control. A robust, sanitary design delivers long-running operation with minimal attention and includes in-built self-diagnostic tools that ensure data quality.

The Parsum IPP-80 inline probe provides continuous particle size and size distribution data using spatial filter velocimetry. Measuring in the range of 50–6000µm, the probe is able to analyse powders as well as pellets and large granules. It has been fully optimised to meet the rigors of the process environment and has no moving parts or user-accessible components.

Inline particle size distribution (PSD) measurement ensures robust process monitoring and control. In the pharmaceutical industry, these capabilities support the application of QbD, scoping of the Design Space and the development of continuous manufacturing.

Extremely stable optics mean that the probe is resistant to vibration effects and requires no manual alignment. The software includes a range of diagnostic features for measurement verification and self-diagnosis to ensure trouble-free operation and safeguard data quality.

The Parsum IPP-80 has been specified for use in an environment in which hygiene is a priority and has a sanitary stainless steel design that is easy to clean. It is ATEX-certified for Zone 0/20 operation.

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