EMULSIFIER AGRO: Automated Formulation, Application and Testing of Emulsion & Suspension Concentrates

The leading technology in overhead gravimetric dispensing / dosing (patented) combined with our disposbale formulation vials and vessels / blenders and our user-friendly software, allow you to automatically perform formulation, application and testing of emulsion concentrates.

Example Customer testimonial

… best solid dispensing technology …

… the only fully automated formulation and testing workstation …

Key Advantages:

  • Decrease in cost per sample up to 90+ %.
  • Increase in productivity by a factor of 10+.
  • Up to 36 formulations per run.
  • Gravimetric dispensing (solids, powders, liquids, highly viscous materials, pastes, creams and waxes) into precision formulation vessels.
  • 4-Needle Head for volumetric liquid handling and sampling.
  • The balance moves to the destination, increasing speed and efficiency.
  • Balance resolution of 0.1 mg, or 0.01 mg.
  • A large dispensing range, from a few mg up to several grams.
  • Continuous real-time monitoring and control of all formulation parameters, inc. internal and jacket temperature, shear rate and viscosity, scraping speed, reflux and pH in an inert atmosphere if desired.
  • Flexible adjustment of scraper positioning / orientation.
  • Choice of scraper material e.g. PTFE, PEEK.
  • Dispensed amount, mixing speed, temperature, time…, and other data are stored in a read only log file.
  • Easy access to data with a convenient interface to pull results into Excel or virtually any other software.
  • Interface to DOE.

Enhance your Efficiency and Productivity with our Workflow Solutions!

EMULSIFIER AGRO workflow

Stability assesment – particle size distribution

Stability assessement - particle size distribution

Technical Details

Chemspeed’s EMULSIFIER AGRO deck modularity allows the user to formulate, apply and test up to 150 emulsion concentrates per day in a fully automated fashion.

Individual shaker

Individual shaker

Overhead gravimetric addition of solids / powders

Overhead gravimetric addition of solids / powders while mixing, heating and cooling

Module of six formulation workstations

Module of six formulation workstations with vessels / blenders, feed vessels and pump module

Precision formulation vessel / blender

Expanded view of the precision formulation vessel / blender

Scraper, reflux condenser and measurement units

Scraper, reflux condenser and measurement units with internal PT100 probe

Rotor-stator and dissolver disk

Various stirrer designs: rotor-stator and dissolver disk

Feed vessel

Feed vessel

For the formulation of complex products such as hair care and colorants, Chemspeed has developed the formulation vessel / blender with individual control of temperature and mixing speeds. Additional functionality can be added such as pH measurement and vacuum.

Formulation module is a working entity consisting of 6 individually controlled, high precision formulation workstations. Each workstation with its own vessel / blender, feed vessel and syringe pump can be customized and controlled to match almost any formulation workflow.

  • Up to 6 formulation vessels / blenders (150 mL volume) with independent stirring, scraping, heating and cooling.
  • Up to 6 feed vessel (50 mL volume) with magnetic stirring and jacket temperature control (up to 90 °C). These can be used e.g. for the preparation of low-viscous pre-mixes.
  • Easy integration of pH probes.
  • An optional pump module with one piston syringe pump per vessel / blender can be added to the formulation module. The default volume of the syringe is 1 mL. The tubing connected to the external valve head of the syringe pump allows for semi-continuous substrate transfer or continuous ingredient addition while processing a formulation in a precision vessel technology.

Precision formulation vessels / blenders technical specifications:

  • Stainless steel vessels / blenders, other materials are available upon request (up to 36 formulation vessels /blenders on a FORMAX robotic platform).
  • Individually controlled stirring and scraping for highest mixing, dissolving, emulsification power, as well as to avoid residuals in homogenities.
    • Various stirrer designs: dissolver disk, rotor-stator etc.
    • Stirring: agitation up to 6’000 rpm or 600+ rpm at 1’000 Pa.s even during gravimetric addition of highly viscous reagents or powders.
    • The stirring performance may vary with different stiring designs and depending on product characteristics.
    • Conveniently exchangeable scrapers for maximum formulation quality (particularly recommended in emulsification processes with and non-flowing pastes).
    • Scraping: agitation from 20 rpm up to 200 rpm in both directions.
  • Continuous feed pumps and feed vessels.
  • PT100 internal and external temperature control +/-0.1 °C.
  • Independent electrical and fluidic heating/cooling systems for highest accuracy (from -70 °C to 250 °C at +/-0.1 °C accuracy) and reflux condenser systems.
  • Precision calorimetry measurement (precision calorimetric probe 1W).
  • Viscosity measurement / Rheometry.
  • pH measurement and control.
  • Vacuum connections for degassing, extraction, evaporation.
  • Different gas supplies (e.g. inert or other gases).
  • Large choice of pre-formulation vessels (magnetically stirred, shaken, heated, cooled vessels, reactors, high pressure reactors, disposable vials, etc.).

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Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0) 61 816 95 00
Fax: +41 (0) 61 816 95 09
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