Monday, November 24, 2014

Creams Splashing Out Of Your Ointment Mill? You Can Stop It!

Do you sometimes find it annoying when creams splash out of your ointment mill? Just follow the tips below to check for possible causes. It is a problem rather easy to prevent.

1. Set suitable gap sizes.

Usually the speed of the front roller is much faster than that of the rear roller. In order to balance input and output, we recommend setting the rear gap size larger than the front gap size. However, if the rear gap size is too much larger than the front, it might lead to a larger input than output. As a result, the creams will splash out of both sides of the rear gap. For THT’s T50 ointment mill, an ideal gap setting would be “1” for the front roller and “3” for the rear roller.

2. Check the condition of the plastic guides and the scraper.

If the plastic guides are not sitting on the rollers properly, there will be tiny gaps between the guides and the rollers through which the cream may leak. Likewise, if there is a gap between the front roller and the scraper, the cream cannot be collected sufficiently, which again leads to a larger input than output. So always check the plastic guides and the scraper before running the mill.

3. Lower the speed if necessary.

When running at full speed, the ointment mill is able to process more of your product in a given time period, meaning higher output and better productivity. However, thin creams tend to splash more easily, because they could not adhere to the rollers as firmly as the thick ones do, especially when the rollers are rotating at a high speed. Therefore, slowing down the mill could reduce the risk of splashing in some cases.
Just a few simple steps could help reduce waste and make compounding happier. Everyone could become an expert running an ointment mill!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Torrey Hills T50 Ointment Mill Now Available for Pre-order!

Here we proudly present Torrey Hills T50 oinment mill. 

Amazing $3,800 introductory price. Pre-order starts NOW. Act fast and save up to $200!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Three roll mill processing nano material - we were cited in many papers!

Our lab model three roll mill is the perfect choice for the processing of nano materials. Particles are thoroughly and uniformly dispersed. Here we have a selected few of papers to make our point.

by Paul Theilmann, Dong-Jin Yun, Peter Asbeck, and Sung-Hoon Park
Scientists from both the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California and the Advanced Material Research Center at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology have discovered that three roll milling yields advanced electromagnetic interference shielding for carbon nanotube (CNT) composites. These researchers used a Torrey Hills three roll mill to guarantee successful assimilation and distribution of intertwined multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) in their polymer matrix. A stable and even dispersal is essential in achieving maximum efficiency in electromagnetic shielding for CNT/polymer composites.

by Yi Gao, Zhuo Li, Ziyin Lin, Liangjia Zhu, Allen Tannenbaum, Sylvain Bouix and C P Wong
Carbon nanotube (CNT) and polymer composites are very important to multiple industries, including aerospace, energy, electronics and many more, due to their strong durability as well as superior electrical and thermal conductivity. A Torrey Hills three roll mill was used to disperse dry CNTs into a silicone resin, so that researchers could compile orientation and dispersion indices with an image analysis technique. These indices will allow the properties of CNT/polymer composites to be more easily predicted, so that their microstructure can be optimized.

by James A. Throckmorton, Arianna L. Watters, Xing Geng, and Giuseppe R. Palmese
In a study aiming to compare nanocomposites made with volatile solvents to silica nanocomposites made with a room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) preparation strategy, researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University adjusted a Torrey Hills 2.5 x 5 three roll mill lab model to the precise specifications needed (a gap of 20 microns between the 2.5’’ diameter rollers, and a surface speed of 31, 84 and 174 RPM, in this case). The RTIL nanocomposite preparation proved to be an effective alternative, which may help improve the structural strength and electrical conductivity of thermosetting polymers, such as epoxies.

by Elisabete F. Reia da Costa, Alexandros A. Skordos, Ivana K. Partridge, and Amir Rezai
Researchers used a Torrey Hills three roll mill to disperse surface modified and unmodified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into an RTM-grade (resin transfer molding) epoxy resin. They discovered that dispersing C100 nanotubes by three roll milling led to increased electrical conductivity in the final composite structure. This exciting research will help improve aerospace grade composites so that they have superior electrical capabilities.

by Elisabete F. Reia da Costa, Alexandros A. Skordos, Ivana K. Partridge, and Amir Rezai
Aiming to investigate how to best transfer the valuable properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to polymer nanocomposites, researchers from the Composites Centre at Cranfield University milled dry C100 nanotubes and surface activated nanotubes into a resin with a Torrey Hills three roll mill, so that Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) could be performed afterwards. Studying the RTM of glass and carbon epoxy composites that contain dispersed carbon nanoparticles has helped scientists understand that CNTs must be consistently dispersed into a homogeneous polymer in order to best yield high electrical conductivity and advanced thermal properties.

Award Winning Manufacturer to Release New T50 Ointment Mill to Compounding Pharmacies at $3,800* Per Unit

Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC (THT)  announced the selling of its T50 ointment mill in the U.S. and international markets later this year at IACP's 20th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill (CCH), which was held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

After the extremely successful T65 series three roll mill, THT is now applying its Golden Bridge Gold Prize Award Winning technology to the development of T50 ointment mill, featuring user friendly interface, premium alumina rollers, advanced fine adjustment mechanism, superior noise control, and super-fast material processing. This model, equipped specifically for the pharmacy compounding industry, is designed in the US and assembled with US and foreign components to maximize its power, dispersing efficiency, and throughput.

Being built as a compact countertop model, T50 ointment mill is priced at $3,800* to fit the needs of pharmacy of all sizes, especially benefiting startups and smaller pharmacies since it is 15-40% less expensive than other competitive models. At this unmatched selling price and with little to none maintenance required, the cost of ownership is the lowest in the market. T50 ointment mill is scheduled to be released in fall 2014.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to introduce award winning technology to pharmacy compounding customers,” said THT President Ken Kuang. “With decades of experience manufacturing three roll mills and working closely with our compounding customers, we confidently position our T50 as a mill for both the result minded and the budget minded.”

.* To enjoy this limited time introductory offer, please sign up to receive coupon code and be the first to learn the T65 release date Here.