Malvern to introduce automated milling system

ARTMiS offers unprecedented control of the micronisation process, says the company

The ARTMiS realtime milling system is a joint development between Malvern, Sturtevant and Schenck

Malvern Instruments is to introduce an automated realtime milling system next month.

The ARTMiS is a joint development between Malvern, Sturtevant and Schenck and is a fully automated system for micronisation. It comprises the Sturtevant Micronizer Jet Mill, the Schenck AccuRate feeder for precision feed rate control and the Insitec real-time laser diffraction particle size analyser from Malvern.

ARTMiS combines the expertise of all three companies and simplifies milling so that the user needs only to input a set point for the milling process and then start the feed.

Malvern says the system delivers product of a consistently high quality and at the same time maximises throughput and reduces the need for manual analysis.

Real-time particle size data for the milled material are used to drive changes to the feed rate via a simple PID control loop. The result is a consistent product, even when there are variations in feed quality or mill conditions.