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Rivington Road
Whitehouse Industrial Estate
Runcorn Cheshire WA7 3DS

United Kingdom

Fax +44 1928 714325

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Flexible Compact Isolator

Flexible Compact Isolator

Filling & Weighing Systems

Filling & Weighing Systems

Isolators and Gloveboxes

Isolators and Gloveboxes

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Nature Head Office
Year established 1964
Describe your Company and attract Business opportunities (SIC07) Other business support service activities n.e.c. (82990)
Registration no 00823762
No employees 50-99 Employees
Kompass ID? GB80161524
Kompass member for + 6 years
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Presentation - Hosokawa Micron Ltd

Hosokawa Micron Ltd is your single source for integrated powder processing systems and containment solutions. Our core products and services include particle design for nano technology, size reduction equipment, mixing systems and drying equipment, air classification and compaction technology. Furthermore Hosokawa's comprehensive range of containment solutions including gloveboxes and down flow booth caters for every requirement.
Hosokawa Micron now offer a new performance improvement service which is an on line health check for plant and process for new and existing systems which can pay for itself.
We also have an in house test centre offering flexible multi-stage toll processing options from single stage production to integrated milling and mixing classification. With over 500 machines available we have industrial experience in many industries including pharmaceutical, chemical and food.
Process Technologies for Tomorrow.
Hosokawa Micron Ltd specialise in powder and particle processing, micro nano technology, hygienic filling and weighing, high containment and plastics processing equipment, for a wide range of industries including chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, minerals, toners, metal powders, pigment, powder coatings and ceramics.
Our machine technologies include mixing and drying, wet and dry size reduction equipment ranging from micronisers to granulators, agglomeration and compaction, air classification and sieving, high containment isolators/downflow booths and hygienic filling and weighing systems. With our technical expertise and knowledge, we can provide a full design, build, installation, commissioning and after-sales service for single machine supply, to typical projects ranging from small R&D/pilot plant packages to full turnkey installations backed by the global resources of the Hosokawa Micron Group.
Hosokawa Micron Ltd specialise in powder and particle processing, micro nano technology, hygienic filling and weighing, high containment and plastics processing equipment, for a wide range of industries including chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, minerals, toners, metal powders, pigment, powder coatings and ceramics.

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Key phrase:  Food Pulveriser Machines

Key phrase:  Filling & Weighing Systems

Key phrase:  Flexible Compact Isolators

Key phrase:  Isolators 

Key phrase:  Gloveboxes

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Key phrase:  Mixers Industrial 

Key phrase:  Blenders Industrial 

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Key phrase:  Powder Processing

Key phrase:  Particle Processing

Key phrase:  Micro Nano Technology

Key phrase:  Hygienic Filling and Weighing 

Key phrase:  Mixing and Drying Equipment

Key phrase:   Micronisers

Key phrase:  Granulators

Key phrase:  Agglomeration and Compaction

Key phrase:  Air classification and sieving
 

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Toll Processing (English)

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Hosokawa GEN4 Data Driven Manufacturing (English)

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General Information -  Hosokawa Micron Ltd

Certifications

Banks

National Westminster, Runcorn

Export area

Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central/East Europe, West. Europe, North America, Central America, South America

Brands -  Hosokawa Micron Ltd

Agglomaster 

Alphine Picoline 

Hosokawa 

Hosokawa Micron 

Mechanofusion 

Micron 

Nanocular 

Nobilta 

Schugi 

Stott 

Vitalair 

Vrieco-Nauta 

Picoplex 

piconiizer 

Picocross 

Picozirk 

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Mr Nigel Harrison

Departmental Director/Manager (Manager)

Ms. Dawn Hunt

Departmental Director/Manager (Manager)

Mr Stewart Bryan

Commercial Director/Manager

Mr John Cronshaw

Admin/Finance Director/Manager (Finance Director)

Stewart Bryan

Marketing Director/Manager (Sales & Marketing Manager)

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News -  Hosokawa Micron Ltd

Apr 23 2020
Other

Protecting Downflow Booth Performance for Safe Operation

Date: April 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Contact details info@hmluk.hosokawa.com



In the pharmaceutical industry the downflow booth is one of the most widely recognised means to protect workers when handling dusty materials or undertaking activities that generate airborne particles. Keeping workers safe from dusts and fumes that can damage their health is a legal requirement under Health and Safety at Work, COSHH regulations across all industries and the user friendly working environment offered by downflow booths as an alternative to cumbersome PPE, combined with the high levels of protection they can afford, has led to the adoption of this clean air technology across chemical, food, healthcare and other industries.
Matt Wilby, Maintenance and Commissioning Engineer at process containment specialist, Hosokawa Micron Ltd says, ‘However downflow booths can only fully protect those working in them if they are regularly monitored, inspected and maintained to preserve their installation performance levels and comply with safety regulations. 
Monitor
Routine monitoring demonstrates the unit is performing to established, safe, commissioned standards. It provides invaluable historical data and enables prompt remedial action if required and forms an inclusive part of a scheduled programme designed to spot and handle deviations that may place operators at risk.
Daily visual checks such as checking for panel damage and failed lighting are a start point and can be done by the operator, who probably knows the unit better than anyone.
Further routine checks should be carried out by a trained and competent technicians and include:
  • Checking manometer readings are in the correct range
  • Static pressure readings
  • Checking there is no visible leakage
  • Filter system check
Keeping records is crucial in demonstrating that the system performs as it was designed. Failures detected or deviations identified should be logged, reported and acted upon.
Training of your maintenance team will be offered by your downflow booth manufacturer at equipment handover. Training should be geared to the performance levels, activities undertaken within the booth and tailored to accommodate specialist maintenance operations outside your in-house capability and scope.
Inspection
‘Run to fail’ is not an option with downflow booths and in order to maintain its performance a series of inspections or tests should be carried out by trained engineers at specified intervals determined at commissioning stage and detailed within your service manual for each downflow unit. Matt explains, ‘Qualified external engineers may be required to carry out these test, many of which require local isolation and specialist equipment including the wearing of PPE as Operator Exposure Levels may be compromised.’
 
Smoke tests verify containment and that airflow in the booth is flowing in the right direction and that it is not compromised by the placement of equipment and that smoke remains within the safe work line and none flows into the outside area which would indicate a risk to those in adjacent work zones and potential product contamination.
Where cleanroom or controlled area classification verification is required in accordance with BS EN ISO 14644-1:1999 airborne particle count testing is required. This is undertaken using light scattering instruments to determine clean zone cleanliness.
DOP testing of HEPA filters forms a part of the regulatory requirements and should be carried out by experts to ensure reliability. This test determines if your filters are performing to the standards acceptable for your operations. The test provides assurances for all parts of the filter including the seals and the housing. The statutory requirement for testing intervals is 14 months with the test carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 14644-3:2005 or PD 6609:2007 by test engineers capable of identifying and resolving leakage problems.
Service and Maintenance
‘A planned maintenance programme prevents equipment failure and production interruption whilst keeping your downflow booth safe to use. We recommend companies look at packages from OEMs which offer scheduled visits to undertake a full range of checks and tests to industry standards as well as full IQ/OQ recertification of your system. Compliance documentation provision is also an advisable option.
 Service intervals should be recommended by manufacturers, take into account HSE guidelines, how your downflow booth is used, how much product passes through it and help determine the framework for a preventative and predictive maintenance schedule to meet your H&S obligations. For example a downflow booth operating on a 24/7, three shift dispensing line will require more frequent servicing than a  booth which handles a few sample tests per week. Any remedial work deemed necessary would be carried out at this point by the service provider – including filter replacement.’ explains Matt.
Spares, Replacement Parts and Upgrades
‘Manufacturers are able to help you manage your stock of spare parts to ensure minimal downtime and optimum performance of your downflow booth. At Hosokawa we offer a range of upgrades to lighting, containment screens, cooling packages etc. that can extend the operational life of your booth as your requirements change.’
Matt concludes, ‘Whist alarms and reports highlighting abnormal operations will be provided by your booth management system, the responsibility for compliance with regular Health and Safety audits remains with the company operating the booth. If something is not working as it should do not wait for a scheduled service call or H&S audit. Contact your maintenance service provider immediately. Never let the problem escalate.’
Apr 23 2020
Press release

Simply a Better Downflow Booth Option

Date: April 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Contact details info@hmluk.hosokawa.com

A downflow booth design standard for companies seeking affordable downflow booth options that don’t break the bank but which still retain the high levels of containment and personnel protection is proving popular across a range of processing industries. Customers say the performance is what they would expect from a more expensive booth.
 ‘We haven’t cut corners in any way,’ says Hosokawa Micron Product Manager, Carl Emsley, ‘we’ve just developed a smarter design that is already proving popular with those customers who want multiple booths and those using downflow containment facilities for the first time. Our Downflow Booth design is capable of achieving OELs <1µg/m3,, subject to use of high containment screen and standard operating procedures.’
The Downflow Booth is suitable for handling powders or liquids and with a full, front opening retractable roller door is suitable for storage as well as multiple dispensing activities.
Designed for ease of installation and flexibility of operation the new Downflow Booth is ‘plug and play’ requiring no complicated installation or qualified personnel to undertake the wiring work. By utilising EC plug fan design and technology air handling efficiencies have been achieved alongside easily adjustable fan speed control that allows for efficient air handling within the working environment.
With noise levels of sub 60dba the booth is ideal for positioning within ‘quiet zones’ or within multi-processing areas where high noise levels might be unacceptable.

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Opening hours -  Hosokawa Micron Ltd

Friday
Open
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Other classifications (for some countries)

SIC (GB 2007) : Other business support service activities n.e.c. (82990)

NACE Rev.2 (EU 2008) : Other business support service activities n.e.c. (8299)

ISIC 4 (WORLD) : Other business support service activities n.e.c. (8299)

Secondary activities within the Kompass classification