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Laboratory Granulation Equipment

Laboratory sized granulation equipment for formulation and scale up

The complete range of Fuji Paudal wet extrusion granulation and high shear mixing granulation is available in laboratory size. This allows businesses to develop products on a smaller scale on their own premises, with the option to scale-up to larger sizes.

Multi granulator

This multi granulator can be configured to fit alongside any of the three extrusion configurations – dome, radial, or frontal. A wet mix is prepared by hand-mixing, or in a small batch Fuji Paudal kneader, to be fed into a granulator and extruded through a screen to form granules.

Features and benefits:

  • Easily converts into a dome, radial, or axial extruder giving various densities of granules
  • Capable of extruding granules from 0.3 mm to 8.0 mm diameter: frontal from 2.0 mm to 8.0 mm diameter; radial from 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm diameter; dome from 0.3 mm to 2.0 mm diameter
  • GMP design with 316SS contact parts
  • 15-20 kg/hr extrusion rate
  • Single screw extruder with variable speed (42-85 rpm)
  • Quick clamps allow for easy assembly/disassembly, cleaning, and conversion to any of the three extrusion configurations. No tools required.
  • Separate stainless-steel control panel with touch screen

Benchtop basket granulator

Fuji Paudal’s benchtop Basket Granulator allows you to easily evaluate the effectiveness of low pressure basket extrusion with small batch sizes. Results achieved on this equipment can be used to accurately scale-up to larger sizes.

The BR-150 can be easily assembled with the desired screen and prepared for extrusion. A wet mix is separately prepared by hand-mixing or in a small batch Fuji Paudal kneader. The wet mixture is manually fed onto the pressure blade and into the extrusion zone. The extrusion blades gently wipe the material through the screen producing well-formed extrudates.

Features and benefits:

  • Lowest pressure extruder giving lowest density granules
  • Benchtop device ideal for a laboratory environment
  • Capable of extruding granules from 0.6 mm to 1.2 mm in diameter
  • GMP design with 316SS contact parts
  • Separate stainless-steel control panel with PLC, Variable Frequency Drive, and touch screen

Small batch kneader

The Fuji Paudal Batch Kneader is a benchtop device that allows you to easily combine powders and liquids to produce homogeneous mixtures. Liquid is added to the dry ingredients and thoroughly mixed by the counter rotating twin shafts, producing a uniform wet mass. Once complete, the mixing bowl is removed, and the batch is transferred to inter-mediate storage for further processing.

Features and benefits:

  • 1.2 litre working volume
  • Benchtop device ideal for a laboratory environment
  • Dual shaft, sigma blade design
  • GMP design with 304SS contact parts
  • Variable speed for complete control
  • 304SS heating/cooling jacket
  • No tools required for disassembly of process area
  • Separate stainless steel control panel with PLC, Variable Frequency Drive, and touch screen

Laboratory spheronizer

The laboratory spheronizer, Marumerizer Model QJ-230T, allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of spheronization on your extruded granules. The QJ-230T’s size and unique features allow it to evaluate batch sizes down to one litre.  Results achieved on this equipment can be used to accurately scale-up to larger sizes.

The QJ-230T can be easily fitted with the desired friction plate for spheronization. Moist granules from an extruder or mixer are fed into the spinning friction plate and thrown against the inside of the Marumerizer / Spheronizer. Once the desired particle shape is achieved, the batch is discharged, collected, and dried.

Features and benefits:

  • One litre working volume
  • Benchtop device ideal for a laboratory environment
  • Easy disassembly of process parts
  • Friction plates available with groove spaces of 2-8 mm
  • Variable plate speeds between 600-1800 rpm
  • GMP design with 316SS product contact parts
  • 304SS jacketed bowl for heating/cooling
  • Stainless steel control panel with touch screen