United Pharmatek's UBB Pharma IBC Bin Blender has many great advantages over other types of blenders. This machine is first class blending equipment that yields superb mixing uniformity of powder. It consists of an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC), rotary frame, driving system, lifting system, braking system, and SIEMENS PLC Touch Screen Control System. Operation of this machine is very simple: place the bin into the rotary frame, and press the confirmation button on the touch screen. The bin is then lifted to the required height and clamped. The driving system starts to work and mix according to the time and speed assigned after the pressure sensors receive signal of a tight clamp. Once the assigned parameters are reached, the braking system starts to work, and the rotary frame stops vertically. This process completes the mixing production stage. The lifting system then works to lay down the bin. Pull the bin out from the rotary frame (you can also separate materials from the bin directly in the frame) and the printer prints the entire production data. This concludes the working cycle. The rotary frame of the UBB IBC Blender (bin) and the mixing axis make an angle, so the movement of the materials is contained inside the walls of the bin. This will yield a uniform and perfect mix.
A major advantage of using UBB Pharma IBCs in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals is the ability to carry out 'In Container Blending' and homogenizing of dry powder formulations. IBC blenders offer dramatically improved efficiency compared with conventional technology. Blenders, such as 'V' Blenders, are designed for minimum process changes as dictated by FDA guidelines. Loading and unloading times are reduced, and no clean down of machinery is required between batches as the powder is contained within the IBC. Since blending of dry powders is a key process in the manufacture of drugs, and is the main sampling point for products, major savings can be achieved when sampling, as batches can be scaled up with the use of IBCs.