Innovations for simulating complex processes in lab-scale: BOLZ-SUMMIX presents new technology for proven test unit at POWTECH 2019

Even in times of increasing digitalized simulations, trials in lab-scale dimensions are a necessity for verified quality assurance and the new development or optimization of compounds, activeLaboratory Conical Dryer & Mixer ingredients and production procedures. The functional lab-scale dryer BS-miniDRY from BOLZ-SUMMIX has a modular design and enables the successful and verifiable performance of processes such as drying, blending, re-wetting and product refining in kilo-scale volumes. At the same time the laboratory dryer runs through continuous technical development and variation. Special applications such as precisely controlled temperature ramps, complex virus studies and similarly specific processes always require operation to be tailored to individual customer requirements during the tests.

Depending on the specific requirements, the BS-miniDRY may be designed as a complex, stand-alone process system with all options available, including a recipe control system, compliant with typical scientific requirements, with dedicated hardware and software. In a minimized version, the lab-scale dryer has a more simplified manual control system and can be integrated in existing peripheral equipment. In any version the BS-miniDRY fulfills the fundamental requirements with respect to a reproducible process in small lab-scale for reliable scale-ups, the use of a flexible filling level, gentle product handling and variable process management with different hybrid mixing tools.

BOLZ-SUMMIX constantly adapts its solutions and developments to cater to the growing demands research institutes and customer labs are making on test facilities to correspond to current technical developments. The proven fundamental design of the compact BS-miniDRY process unit remains unchanged while BOLZ-SUMMIX further develops and optimizes mechanical and electrical details, such as optimized product sampling or the use of DC motors for reliable operation and speed control. Customers benefit from innovative and flexible applications such as the simplified use of various hybrid mixing tools with controlled storage box and automated speed setting, an increase in operational safety with special emergency stop concepts, the recording and reading out of process data and the graphical presentation of trial results.