There are numerous industries that use different types of equipment for various purposes. One of the purposes is to process and grade the powder and granules particles that are used in food-making, chemicals, and pharmaceutical industries. Oscillating granulator is one of the reliable machines that is used by various industries for powder and granule processing. As a matter of fact, what makes it special is its principle, features, and applications. Therefore, here are the points that cover the all about lab oscillating granulator and the process of wet and dry granulation with it.
- WORKING PRINCIPLE OF OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
- WHAT IS WET & DRY GRANULATION?
- APPLICATIONS OF OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
- PROCESS OF WET & DRY GRANULATION WITH LAB OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
WORKING PRINCIPLE OF OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
The working principle of the laboratory oscillating granulator is specific. Firstly, this oscillating granulator machine automatically passes the compact material( powder/granule ) through either a wire mesh screen or a plate by utilizing an oscillating rotor before the mechanism is forward to other processes of the oscillating machine. After the material is passed through the wire mesh screen, another oscillating granulator working principle is that the rotor speed and the time of rotation are shifted either clockwise or in anticlockwise directions, so that it helps the machine to improve its speed and fluency in the powder size reduction and grading of granules and powders. There are some other working principles like, the particle size after powder processing is operated through mill-screen size, rotor speed, and blades. Hence, blade types, the speed of the rotor, and screen size are some of the major variables that affect the entire milling process.
WHAT IS WET & DRY GRANULATION?
- WET GRANULATION
- DRY GRANULATION
WET GRANULATION: Wet granulation is a process of adding the liquid solution into powder by involving a mass mix of some dry powder particles with the help of granulating fluid. Hence, these fluids are consists of solvents that are volatile and can be easily removed by drying.
DRY GRANULATION: Dry granulation is the powder agglomeration method that is utilized by pharmaceutical industries in order to benefit the flowability of granules by improving the material size (granules). The procedure of this operation can be performed with the help of a roller press, with some configurations and different types of equipment design.
APPLICATIONS OF OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
Oscillating granulators are utilized for different purposes like mild homogenization, grading, size reduction of the powders/granules particles in industries like pharmaceutical, food processing, and chemical industries. The application of this machine in the pharmaceutical industry is to process the powder particles to be used in tablets and powder related ingredients. Another application of the oscillating granulator machine for chemical industries is to be used when granules with minimum size are required to be mixed up with various chemicals. Food processing industries also use the lab oscillating granulator for different types of food materials.
PROCESS OF WET & DRY GRANULATION WITH LAB OSCILLATING GRANULATOR
Laboratory oscillating granulator work based on a five-edged rotor. The role of this rotor is to oscillate its horizontal axis on a high speed which is beneficial for both wet and dry granulation. Once the rotor’s process is over, the products (wet or dry powder granules) are replenished from top into the feed hopper. After that, the granules fall onto the rotor lades. This oscillating is processed further when the dry/wet granules are breaked by the oscillating bars set up in a cylindrical manner over the suitable mesh screen. As there are sharp edges in the rotor, it makes it easy to downsize the granules through sieve particles. Hence, an oscillating granulator is a useful machine when it comes to various granulation processes. This oscillation granulator is beneficial in other aspects which are less power consumption and heavy-duty quality. Perhaps, here is mentioned is the complete process of dry & wet granulation with the help of lab oscillating granulation.