Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Our Lab Model Three Roll Mill Named as Finalist in the 5th Annual 2013 Golden Bridge Awards for New Products and Services!

Our Torrey Hills T65 (2.5x5) three roll mill was named as a finalist for the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards under the category of New Product and Service. Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best Products, Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world.

We started from the vision of a compact, robust, and continuously feeding mixing device that blends viscous materials. The patent pending overall design is visually appealing. Under the hood the revolutionary mechanical driving system delivers high shear force with minimum operating noise. We crafted the rollers with 5μm concentricity and 0.5μm surface finish for precise applications. The rollers are cored for either cooling or heating to keep the temperature at the desired level. We carefully matched the electrical components and bearing systems to maximum the power, dispersing efficiency, and throughput. A VFD is used to provide variable speed control. As a result of these innovations, minimal particle size milling down to submicron level occurs. An easily accessible pull switch adds extra operator protection. This mill is positioned as a leader in mixing tool for a wide range of industries including paints, inks, thick film pastes, adhesives, coatings, ceramics, cosmetics, food, and pharmacy compounding, with comparative advantages in mixing efficiency, continuous feeding capability, and quality control.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ointment Mill - A New Focus of Interest

An engineering colleague and I went to visit a pharmacy compounding customer last week. Three roll mill used in pharmacy compounding has become a hot sale since the beginning of this year. Exakt 50 used to be the standard equipment to make medicated ointment. However, more and more pharmacies are expressing their concerns about its productivity limit and turning to us for ointment mill solutions. We are excited and ready to give our best to this market. 

This particular compounding pharmacy in California is doing extremely well and seeing more ointment orders by the month. Their focus is on pain and hormone ointments. Surrounded by friendly pharmacists and technicians, we offered a two-hour long product training session, letting them learn the best gap size for their particular kinds of ointments in order to maximize output. This 2.5x5 three roll mill lab model, which potentially doubles the output of that of Exakt 50, turns out to be the perfect tool for them to fulfill their monthly orders.

Apart from the 2.5x5 model, our 6x12 model has also generated plenty of interest from pharmacy compounding market. From pain ointments to anti-aging creams, our customers found it to be a great pilot production tool for the expansion of their businesses.