Summit Matsu Chillers has recently provided a reliable industrial chiller to nanotechnology company iCeutica to cool the jacket of a pilot scale ball mill at the company's Perth laboratory.
With operations in Philadelphia, USA and Perth, iCeutica is a specialist drug company with the objective to rapidly develop reformulations of commercially successful compounds, by utilising its unique annoreformulation technology.
iCeuticaʼs SoluMatrix platform is the key to solving intractable solubility and bioavailability problems and provides options to rapidly increase the rate of absorption of drugs, reduce the dose required for a desired effect, and remove the variability associated with food for many pharmaceuticals products.
iCeutica purchased their industrial chiller to ensure an optimal operating temperature for their pilot sized ball mill, which is used to crush and refine compounds. The company decided to approach Summit Matsu Chillers for their cooling solution instead of a traditional lab equipment supplier and were able to obtain the cooler for a very competitive price.
The industrial cooler was purchased to cool the jacket of a pilot scale ball mill. A ball mill is a cylindrical device used for grinding or mixing materials. The ball mill rotates around a horizontal axis, and is partially filled with the material to be ground plus a grinding medium which can be comprised of ceramic balls, flint pebbles or stainless steel balls.
The internal cascading effect reduces the material to a fine powder and the high friction levels within the ball mill create a significant amount of heat as a by product. With temperatures in iCeuticaʼs ball mill reaching as high as 80°C within ten minutes of operation, it was vital to employ a reliable, high quality industrial chiller to moderate the temperatures inside the ball mill, thereby protecting both the machine and the materials from overheating.
Choosing Sydney based chiller manufacturing company Summit Matsu Chillers instead of a traditional lab equipment supply company allowed iCeutica more freedom in their specification.
Adrian Russel, Research Operations Manager at iCeutica, commented that choosing a Summit Matsu Chillers industrial chiller has a variety of benefits when compared to dedicated lab chiller suppliers.
“They look swanky and glossy, but the specialty lab chillers cost more than $10,000 more than the Summit Matsu industrial chiller which does exactly the same job,” says Russel.
Russel also pointed to the variety of industrial chillers and cooling capacities which Summit Matsu Chillers offered, noting that should the need arise for another unit or an upgrade there was always the option to expand now that a relationship had been established.
Summit Matsu Chillers design, engineer and build industrial chillers renowned for their reliability, quality and durability, and with over 40 years experience in the customised cooling industry they really are experts.