Screening Pharmaceutical Ingredients With Circular Gyratory Screen From Russell Finex

Industrial separation technology helps pharmaceutical product manufacturer achieve increased output and higher efficiency

by Kamilla Revfy | Monday 21 October 2019

Established in 2001, Windlas Biotech Limited (commonly known as Windlas Biotech) located in India, researches and manufactures high-therapeutic-value drugs for the global pharmaceutical market. The company focuses on contract manufacturing of pharmaceutical products for both Indian and export markets, and generic drugs that meet brand formulation within the industry. In order to optimize production, the company turned to Russell Finex, global sieving and filtration specialists, for a hygienic and versatile sieving solution for processing various pharmaceutical powders at a high capacity.

At one plant, the company produces a range of pharma formulation products. To ensure only high-quality products are manufactured, the pharmaceutical powders are screened at the granulation stage to remove contamination. During contract manufacturing, the company processes various pharmaceutical products for different customers, so it is imperative to have a screening machine versatile enough to handle the properties of numerous powders, being quick and easy to strip down and clean.

Previously, Windlas Biotech was using a traditional rotary sifter at this stage of the process. This machine was noisy and unhygienic, and had low throughput rates, meaning the company was struggling to meet the demands of its customers. After analysing capacity requirements, necessary hygiene levels and budget, it was decided the Russell Eco Separator® was the ideal solution for this application. Raju Lokhande, General Manager at Windlas Biotech said, “We chose to consult Russell Finex for a high-performance separation solution due to the company’s vast experience within the pharmaceutical industry and its reputation for providing equipment to meet specific customer requirements.”

As an adaptable and accurate solution, the Russell Eco Separator® is designed to meet the needs of modern-day pharmaceutical processing and sieving of powders. Providing up to five fractions of powder in one operation, ensuring that the product is sieved at the highest quality in order to meet requirements, this is an innovative solution which enables peace of mind for customers. It is also designed with minimal contact parts, reducing production downtime and allowing for easy cleaning.

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Established in 1934, Russell Finex has 85 years of experience supplying leading manufacturers with sanitary pharmaceutical screening technology.


Martin Chipperfield
Russell Finex Ltd
+44 20 8818 2000

Monday 21 October 2019 / file under Machinery | Pharmaceuticals