Kitmondo is your premier destination for top-quality used industrial machinery. Within our Pharmaceutical and Chemical category, we offer a meticulously maintained selection of granulators, delivering an exceptional blend of efficiency, durability, and value.

Our granulators are designed to excel in processing materials into granules, making them perfect for a variety of applications in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Whether you are producing tablets, capsules, or other chemical compounds, these machines ensure consistent particle size and superior granulation quality. They are versatile, catering to a wide range of production needs, from pilot-scale batches to large-scale manufacturing.

Each granulator in our inventory undergoes a rigorous vetting process to guarantee quality and performance. Our machinery is highly cost-effective, offering significant savings compared to new equipment without compromising on efficiency. We feature renowned brands like Glatt, Fette, and Diosna, known for their reliability and cutting-edge technology. Prices range from €10,000 to €100,000, accommodating a variety of budget requirements.

For more detailed information or to request a quote, please contact our dedicated team, who are ready to assist with your specific needs. At Kitmondo, we are committed to supporting your business growth through high-quality and affordable machinery. Trust Kitmondo for your industrial equipment needs and enhance your productivity today.

HOSOKAWA ALPINE AG ARC MS300 Pharmaceutical granulator Hot deal

Year: 2020

Equipment: Roller compactor type: ARC MS300 Manufacturer: HOSOKAWA ALPINE AG (Germany) APPLICATION SECTIONS: Coal, chemical, food, fertilizer production year of manufacture: 2020 CONDITION: NEW (NOT USED) Units in stock: 1 LOCATION: NOVOKUZNETSK

VIANI MOD. EV 380 - Oscillating granulator used

Year: 2014

DESCRIPTION: Granulator mounted on a mobile stainless steel frame. The machine is particularly suitable for sieving granulates obtained eliminating lumps, making the granulate uniform to the desired size and, above all, avoiding crushing the product creating dust. Wide range of applications, various types of dry, wet and heat sensitive powders. SECTORS OF USE: Pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, food, dietary, medical devices, …



MANES MOD. SE 300 - Oscillating granulator used

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DESCRIPTION: Granulator mounted on a mobile stainless steel frame. The machine is particularly suitable for sieving granulates obtained eliminating lumps, making the granulate uniform to the desired size and, above all, avoiding crushing the product creating dust. Wide range of applications, various types of dry, wet and heat sensitive powders. SECTORS OF USE: Pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, food, dietary, medical devices, …

Quadro Comil U10 granulator

Year: 2000

Speed (rpm) 3600 rpm
Motor Power 1.5 kW

Glatt WSG 60/100 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1987

Capacity 280 kg/h
Motor Power 37 kW

JACKSON & CROCKATT MOD. NO.7 - Reciprocating granulator used

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DESCRIPTION: Granulator mounted on a painted steel frame. SECTORS OF USE: Pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetics, food, dietary, medical devices, manufacturing. MAIN FEATURES: The granulator offers the possibility of satisfying different granulometric needs simply by varying the sieve. Quick and easy cleaning without special mechanical tools. The machine is particularly suitable for sieving granulates eliminating lumps, standardizing the granulate to the desired …

Collette GRAL 25 Pharmaceutical granulator Low working hours

Year: 1996

Volume 17 L
Motor Power 3 kW
Speed (rpm) 2957 rpm

QUADRO COMIL 194 AS atex stainless steel screening granulator

Year: 1987

Capacity 1800 kg/h
Product type Solids
Speed (rpm) 1500 rpm
Motor Power 2 kW

Used Aeromatic PMA 600 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1990

Capacity 280 kg/h
Speed (rpm) 3000 rpm
Volume 600 L
Motor Power 30 kW

DIOSNA P400 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year:

Volume 400 L
Motor Power 6 kW
Speed (rpm) 3000 rpm

Glatt GPCG3 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1989

Capacity 5 kg/h
Speed (rpm) 3000 rpm
Volume 8.5 L

Zanchetta Rotolab - Granulator mixer

Year: 1998

Volume 2 L
Speed (rpm) 955 rpm

EIRICH R7 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1983

Capacity 0 kg/h
Speed (rpm) 0 rpm
Motor Power 5.5 kW
Volume 50 L
Product type Solids

Frewitt MG 633 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year:

Capacity 1000 kg/h
Motor Power 1 kW
Speed (rpm) 2850 rpm

Collette (GEA) Gral 600 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1983

Volume 600 L
Motor Power 37 kW
Speed (rpm) 135 rpm

DIOSNA P400-A Pharmaceutical granulator

Year:

Volume 400 L
Motor Power 32 kW
Speed (rpm) 3000 rpm

Rapid 8045 granulator

Year: 1997

Speed (rpm) 420 rpm
Motor Power 37 kW

Aeromatic Single spot SP65 Pharmaceutical granulator

Year: 1995

Volume 65 L
Motor Power 3000 kW
Speed (rpm) 400 rpm


An In-Depth Look at Granulators in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

Granulators are essential equipment in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, converting powders into granules that are easier to handle, process, and utilize. This transformation enhances the flow properties, compressibility, and homogeneity of powders, making them suitable for tablet compression, capsule filling, and various other applications. In the chemical industry, granulators produce uniform granules for catalysts, fertilizers, detergents, and other chemical products.

Types of Granulators

Granulators come in various types, each tailored to specific applications and advantages:

Wet Granulators

Wet granulators use a liquid binder to agglomerate powder particles. The binder solution is sprayed onto the powder while mixing, forming wet granules that are then dried. This method is ideal for producing dense, strong granules.

Dry Granulators

Also known as roller compaction or slugging, dry granulation involves compacting powder into large, dense sheets or slugs, which are then milled into granules. This method is suitable for moisture-sensitive or heat-sensitive materials.

High-Shear Granulators

These machines use a high-speed mixing blade and a chopper to mix powders and a binder solution rapidly, forming granules. High-shear granulators are known for their efficiency and are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Fluid Bed Granulators

In these granulators, powder particles are fluidized in a stream of air, and a binder solution is sprayed from above, forming granules. Fluid bed granulation is ideal for achieving uniform granule size and efficient drying.

Oscillating Granulators

These machines use an oscillating rotor to mechanically process powder through a screen, forming granules. They are suitable for smaller production scales and provide good control over granule size.

Continuous Granulators

Designed for high-volume production, these machines continuously process powders into granules, offering high efficiency and consistent product quality.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a granulator, consider the following key features and specifications:

Granule Size Control

The ability to adjust granule size is crucial for meeting specific product requirements.

Capacity

The throughput capacity of the granulator, measured in kg/h or tons/h, depending on the production scale.

Binder Compatibility

For wet granulators, compatibility with different types of binders and solvents is essential.

Temperature Control

Important for heat-sensitive materials, ensuring that the granulation process does not degrade the product.

Ease of Cleaning

Features that facilitate easy cleaning and maintenance are crucial for avoiding cross-contamination, especially in the pharmaceutical industry.

Automation and Control Systems

Advanced granulators may include automated process control, data logging, and integration with manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Benefits of Using Granulators

Investing in high-quality granulators offers numerous benefits:

  • Improved Product Uniformity: Ensures uniform particle size and distribution, enhancing product quality.
  • Enhanced Flow Properties: Granules flow more easily than powders, improving the efficiency of downstream processes like tableting and encapsulation.
  • Better Compressibility: Granulated materials are more compressible, essential for forming tablets and other solid dosage forms.
  • Reduced Dust and Segregation: Granules generate less dust and are less prone to segregation, improving safety and consistency.
  • Versatility: Granulators can process a wide range of materials, making them suitable for various applications in pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Granulator

To select the right granulator for your needs, consider these factors:

Material Characteristics

Understand the properties of the material to be granulated, including moisture content, sensitivity to heat, and required granule size.

Production Scale

Determine the volume of material to be processed to choose a granulator with suitable capacity.

Regulatory Compliance

Ensure the granulator meets industry-specific regulatory standards, such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) for pharmaceuticals.

Ease of Cleaning and Maintenance

Consider machines with easy-to-clean designs to minimize downtime and avoid cross-contamination.

Budget

Balance the initial investment with long-term operational costs, including maintenance, consumables, and energy consumption.

Service and Support

Evaluate the availability of technical support and maintenance services for the machine.

Training

Assess the need for operator training to effectively use the machine’s advanced features.

Leading Brands and Pricing

Several reputable brands manufacture reliable and high-performance granulators:

  • Frewitt: Known for high-precision granulators suitable for both the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Prices typically range from $50,000 to $500,000, depending on the model and specifications.
  • Glatt: Offers a range of fluid bed and high-shear granulators, widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Pricing generally ranges from $100,000 to $1 million.
  • Alexanderwerk: Specializes in dry granulation equipment, offering robust and efficient roller compactors. Prices generally fall between $60,000 and $400,000.
  • Fitzpatrick: Provides a variety of granulation equipment, including roller compactors and high-shear mixers. Prices typically range from $70,000 to $600,000.
  • GEA Group: Known for advanced granulation technology, including continuous granulators and high-shear mixers. Pricing generally ranges from $150,000 to over $1 million.

Conclusion

Granulators play a pivotal role in transforming powders into manageable and processable granules in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With various types such as wet, dry, high-shear, fluid bed, oscillating, and continuous granulators, selecting the right machine depends on specific production needs and material characteristics. Key factors to consider include granule size control, capacity, binder compatibility, temperature control, ease of cleaning, and automation. Leading brands like Frewitt, Glatt, Alexanderwerk, Fitzpatrick, and GEA Group offer a range of high-quality granulators to suit different applications and budgets. By carefully evaluating production volume, material properties, regulatory compliance, and budget, businesses can invest in the right granulator to enhance their manufacturing capabilities and ensure consistent, high-quality production.