At our headquarters in Willich, Germany, we have a well equipped, highly sophisticated test center. In our test center we are capable of running feasibility, layout and scale-up tests for our clients. We encourage our clients to witness the tests run with their own product(s).
With 3 cooling belt units we are capable of installing the following feeding devices:
For flakes and strips we also offer cutting and crushing units.
Each of our test cooling belt units is equipped with its own individual melting kettle including mixer and could be purged - if necessary - with inert gas. The product feed to the test unit is achieved by means of a frequency controlled feeding pump via oil jacketed pipes. The temperature for the melt, jacketed pipes and the feeding device is adjustable up to 300° C.
A unique and highly sophisticated cooling water supply system guarantees that the tests are conducted with an adjustable cooling water temperature of 0° C to 50° C, and - if necessary - with various temperature zones over the length of the cooling belt. Additionally, we have all available release agent feeding devices for an application of a liquid or powder release agent for the belt and/or the product.
Besides the above mentioned apparatuses we have several test facilities for viscosity, moisture content and melting point measurements. Would you like to learn more about suitable pastillation processes for your products? Are you interested in a reliable feasibility study? We are happy to oblige with over 70 years of experience in the field of melt solidification.