Fine Grind Machines and their Role in the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries
Grinding systems are known to play a very important role in various industries such as commercial, manufacturing, food and pharmaceutical. This is because the size of the particle is very essential when it comes to a fine grind and particle reduction. The particles’ distribution, shape as well as its size can affect its various properties such as the appearance, texture as well as stability, functionality and process ability in order to meet the required end product.
Due to the modern innovations in technology as well as bio and nano technologies, there is now more awareness when it comes to the size and shape of every particle and its impact on certain things such as metabolism, bioavailability, digestion and palatability.
Fine grind machines are central to large-scale food and pharmaceutical production.
These types of fine grind systems are made in order to give food manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry scalable solutions. They are developed to make use of high speed impact rule which makes it possible to control various aspects of the finished products as well as the distribution process. Fine grind systems with CMS are also made in such a way that they can be used in manufacturing various types of food products that are shipped or sold in powder.
Here are some the reasons why it is important for food and pharmaceutical industries to use particle size reduction and fine grind machines:
- bioavailability of the nutrients that are found on the food as well as the medicines are determined by the size of the particle.
- Particle size also determines different properties (physical and chemical) which may affect other properties such as packing density, texture, reaction rates, appearance, dissolution rates and sedimentation.
- The particles’ surface area is the determining factor of the chemical reactions that takes place. It is known that when particles are broken down into smaller pieces, they are more likely to react faster in chemical reaction.
- In food and drugs, the smaller the size of the particles, the higher the chances for them to be easily absorbed.
- As the most common concern when it comes to packing, larger particles are harder to pack because they occupy a lot of space. It is easier to pack smaller particles into medications or edible products. It is important to maximize the content of the package in order to pay less in shipping as well as handling fees.
- In industries that deal with food and drugs, sedimentation is vital because many of the products involved needs to be distributed while in the form of a solution. Some of the most common examples are drugs in liquid form or salad dressings.
- The particle size also affects the texture of the products as well as its appearance. Large pieces are known to be preferred on chewy food while smaller pieces means they are crunchy with less moisture.