Norway-based Forberg International has upgraded its range of laboratory machines with the launch of four new models aimed at research and development of food applications.
The company launched the F-6-RM and the F-6 RVC in both standard and automatic formats. Both standard models for the laboratory mixer and laboratory vacuum coater are rotated from filling to discharge position by means of hand operated worm gear. The automatic models rotate automatically.
Forberg International mixers and coaters are frequently used in laboratories by customers all over the world for research, product development, quality control, training, etc. Its rotating laboratory mixers/laboratory vacuum coaters are both based on patented mixing technology with a weightless zone. The company says it is relatively easy to upgrade its rotating mixer to become a rotating vacuum coater.
These new laboratory machines are an addition to the existing laboratory models and are used to solve various tasks within several industries, amongst them being the food industry. It is now possible to develop new processes for products, such as multiple layer technology with liquids and powders. The rotating laboratory units give each and everyone the possibility to ensure a 100 per cent repeatability of tests and research and development results.
The company claims that its most advanced rotating laboratory vacuum coater can perform a complete cycle consisting of, for instance, mixing, drawing vacuum, spraying, deep penetrating coating of liquid, surface coating with liquids and powders, rotation of the laboratory unit and finally discharge of the product into a reception bin. It is also said to be possible to add vitamins, flavours, colours, fat, oil, medicine, oxidants, etc. into the core of extrudates without having to over-formulate the batches. It is claimed that this may lead to major savings of these especially sensitive and often expensive ingredients.
The first rotating laboratory units are already available for testing and several have been sold to research institutes and major companies within various industries.