Hanningfield Process Systems is a leader in the design and
manufacture of world-class process equipment for the pharmaceutical
industry. The company has four main areas of knowledge: material
conveying, size reduction, powder containment and material handling
Hanningfield Process Systems have over 20 years experience with
powder processing equipment. We are proud that our products have
been supplied worldwide and to have supplied process solutions to GSK, Merck & Co., Roche, Pfizer, Abbott Labs, Eli Lilly, Johnson and
Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis and many other companies, both large and
small. Our experience and expertise makes us confident we can solve
your process problem too.
Vacuum conveying is the ideal solution for the contained transfer of
powder, granules and similar process materials. Hanningfield
‘Uni-Vac’ conveyor has a throughput of up to 4,000 kgs/hr and can
hold from 3 to 100 litres. The system has an easy-clean design to
provide the ideal solution for the pharmaceutical and allied
Vacuum conveying is a method of transferring material in a fully
contained and hygienic way. Material, such as powder, pellets or
granules is loaded into the conveyor and is transported to an
end-destination via pipe work. Vacuum technology provides a cost
effective flexible solution to the safe conveying of bulk materials
across a broad spectrum of process industries.
The Capsujet is a proven system in the transfer of hard-shelled
Gelatin capsules. Designed and built to overcome the problems
associated with conventional mechanical systems, the Capsujet is
ideal for the automatic loading of high-speed capsule filling
Conical Screen Mills
The Uni-Mill conical screen mill draws upon Hanningfield's wealth of
experience in size reduction for the process industries. Conical
screen or 'cone-milling' is ideal for achieving a fine, uniform
particle size. The mill can achieve a throughput of up to 7,200
kgs/hr and is highly efficient, the low energy Uni-Mill is perfect
for the pharmaceutical, food, chemical and consumer goods
The Hanningfield Lump Breaker, also known as a ‘pre-breaker’ or
‘kibbler’ is an excellent means of breaking large lumps of
agglomerated material The Lump Breaker is capable of extremely high
throughput, up to 10,000 kgs/hr.
The Hanningfield Lump Breaker is used for reducing large lumpy
material prior to further processing such as size reduction milling
and fine grinding. The compact design makes the unit easy to fit
within existing production set-ups.
High Efficiency Separator Cyclones
The Uni-Dust powder recovery cyclone captures excess dust between
the process machine (e.g. tablet press/capsule filling machine) and
the LEV. Situated within the process room, the cyclone prevents a
build up of dangerous powders from being generated in the central
dust extraction system.
Manufactured from 316L stainless steel, the Uni-Dust cyclone is a
hygienic method of capturing excess dust, and can be retrofitted to
existing processes without compromising existing process validation;
this makes the Uni-Dust the ultimate powder containment solution,
Hygienic Process Valves
The Sterivalves range of stainless steel modular hygienic valves
offers the ideal solution for the control of powders and liquids in
the pharmaceutical and associated industries. Most valves can be
manufactured to meet special applications and come with an extensive
range of accessories including actuators, position sensors, mounting
flanges and control systems.
Special lightweight PTFE bodied valves can also be supplied. One of
the major advantages of the Sterivalve system is the compact design
that offers a very slim profile to the main body. Modular
construction and interchangeable parts helps keep the spares
requirements to a minimum.
Silicone Dust Caps
The Uni-Cap is hygienically moulded in one piece from FDA compliant
pure silicone rubber, offering a durable easy-clean solution to
containment of powder during transfer. Standard material is
translucent silicone, but special colours can be supplied subject to
quantity and colour request. A corresponding range of stainless
steel support rings is also available, manufactured from 316L
stainless steel; various surface finishes can be provided.
The Uni-Connect silicone sleeve system is ideal for connecting two
items of process equipment using Tri-Clover type couplings. The use
of a flexible connector provides a simple, effective method of
height adjustment and also compensates for misalignment.
The Hanningfield Uni-Hoist is perfect for the lifting of containers
such as IBCs, drums and bins. The hoist boasts a cGMP design which
specifically considers the needs of the pharmaceutical, food,
chemical and allied industries. For example, the hoist does not use
a hydraulic lifting mechanism, presenting a more hygienic operation.
The Uni-Hoist can be used to perform blending, through the rotating
of a bin. This provides a simple, cost effective solution to the
blending of powders for the pharmaceutical, food and associated
industries. Bin blending is becoming evermore popular due to the
high productivity gained through no operational downtime. The
ability of the hoist to function continuously is of great benefit to
The advantage of bin blending is that the hoist can perform its
function bin-after-bin. Hence, there is a need only to change the
bin between processes, and not to wash out the entire bin, as is the
case with alternative blending methods such as V-Blending.
The Hanningfield Uni-Hoist is often utilised for the positioning of
equipment. Process equipment such as mills and vacuum conveyors can
be hoist mounted to give operational flexibility, in terms of both
mobility and height. The integration of process equipment with the
Uni-Hoist facilitates improved operations through enabling equipment
to be positioned wherever the need arises.