Volumetric Powder Fillers

Kinematics & Controls Corporation’s compact modular powder filling systems have proved to be popular in environments where not only precise material dosing is required, but also in areas where companies seek to make the process more efficient, maximising potential product throughputs.

Powder is picked up by vacuum and compacted to a constant density within a cylindrical fill chamber. It is subsequently dispensed by the application of low-level, positive-pressure air. The use of a pre-defined vacuum force, compressing the powder sample to a uniform/ even density is the key to achieving the high level of repeat dose accuracy. Cumbersome, time-consuming, hand-weighing is thus eliminated

Target weights are achieved by adjusting the filling chamber. For large scale adjustments, this means changing the tool to one with a larger or smaller bore diameter. For subtle changes within a tool of any given diameter, a micrometer screw is used to simply adjust the effective depth of the fill chamber. Repeat accuracies of ±1% are often attainable.

A wide range of standard gun sizes and filters with various porosities are offered for use with the variety of powders and container sizes which the customer’s process might demand. A custom, 8-up, Micro-Well kit can also be specified, to streamline the filling of 96-cavity well plates.

The benefits associated with these instruments has made them a preferred choice in the following markets:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Powdered inks
  • Plastic resins
  • Food and beverage powders
  • Powdered metals
  • Ceramic powders
  • Micro-spheres
  • Salts
  • Agricultural products

To book a FREE POWDER SAMPLE assessment test at our Winchester (UK) facility on the 4400/VC system, discuss the Kinematics product range further or to request a quote:

Hire options

Biopharma Group also offers a 4400/VC for weekly hire for your own in-house trials and batch processing. Contact our product specialist for further details and pricing.

Product Range

Model 4400/VC

  • Manual/semi-automated bench-top system – requires one hand to operate the filling gun. Dosing is via foot pedal or button
  • Ideal for filling rigid containers. Suitable for filling pouches
  • Cost-efficient
  • Fills ‘free-flowing’ or ‘sticky materials’
  • Multi-gun manifold available
  • Fill rates of up to 3k-4k containers/day
  • Upwardly mobile, modular system. Console forms part of both the 4400/TX & the 5500/TX models
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Model 4400/TX

4400/TX = 4400/VC (Vacuum Console) + 4400/RS (Rotary Shuttle)

  • Fully automated bench-top system
  • Ideal for filling rigid containers and/or pouches
  • Production rates of up to 8k-10k doses/ day (subject to the chosen application)
  • 4 inch diameter shuttle disk. Maximum dose size is limited to approximately 40 grams
  • Single fill chamber facilitates calibration process
  • Integral hopper
  • Optional stirring mechanism
  • Built-in product agitation
  • Modular system. Add the rotary shuttle mechanism to an already existing vacuum console unit

Model 5500/TX

5500/TX =4400/VC (Vacuum Console) + 5500/RS (Rotary Shuttle)

  • Automated system for bench top operation, or can be integrated with other automatic machine functions
  • Fills free-flowing, non-free flowing, dense, or fluffy powders
  • Ideal for filling rigid containers and/or pouches
  • Direct drive technology with programmed stepper motor drive
  • Four (4) modes of operations
  • User interactive full-colour, H.M.I. touch screen
  • Integral small product hopper
  • Optional 12.6L hopper with optional stirring mechanism
  • Optional low product level sensor
  • Fill rates of up to 8K-10K doses per day (subject to the chosen application)
  • 6-inch diameter shuttle disk increases maximum deliverable dose to approximately 180 grams
  • Modular system. Add the rotary shuttle mechanism to an already existing vacuum console unit
  • Certified 316 S.S. construction
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Model 5500/MO

Kinematics’ Model 5500/MO provides a simple, turn-key solution for those who need small-dose powder filling station suitable for a larger, fully-featured, custom automatic packaging line.

The 5500/TX was redesigned to offer more flexible modular construction for ease of integration to a fully automatic production lines to create the 5500/MO. The 5500/MO model therefore has the same functionalities and modes of operation as the 5500/TX, but has a compact footprint and option to suspend the controls onto adjacent wall surface, this space saving solution provides optimum scale up capabilities.

Fully automated and Customised Systems

Custom-build systems and/ or fully automated production lines with container platforms and cappers can be designed for specific manufacturing requirements.

Please contact Marta Schiano Moriello with the details for a quote.

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Testimonial:

“We have been using the Kinematic Powder Filler successfully for several months now. We are a small pharmaceutical firm, and sell approximately 2000 sachets a month of a pharmaceutical powder. Previously, we had weighed individual sachets by hand. The powder filler has helped enormously, by delivering consistent weights of powder every time. Our requirement was +/- 0.1g.

The equipment is easy to calibrate, operate and maintain. We hope to use it on another product we are introducing.”

EVC Compounding Ltd. – Wetherby, UK

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