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Reduction Engineering Scheer Inc. has introduced a line of fully pharmaceutical-grade strand pelletizers that are used in applications where pharmaceutical drugs are mixed with active ingredients in an extruder.
Reduction Engineered, which manufactures strand pelletizing systems, said the pharma-grade pelletizers are targeted for applications that must meet strict regulations in construction, cleanability and regulatory compliance and documentation. Pelletizers for these compounding processes are carefully designed and micro-polished, the company said, so they have no hang-up points, reducing the potential for contamination. The stainless steel pelletizer system is polished to a specific finish to allow a complete cleaning, according to the company.
The company said the pharma-grade pelletizer designed similarly to its SGS 25 E4 and Bullet Series line, which it said is known for its user friendliness, fast turnarounds and efficiency. The pelletizer is available in four sizes and in cutting widths of 1-, 2-, 4- and 6-inches.