With the AMB spiral jet mill, the company is now presenting its customers with a valuable addition alongside its AS spiral jet mill and the AFG fluidised bed opposed jet mill. In contrast to traditional spiral jet mills, its large, central inlet allows more coarsely ground products to be processed directly. Up to now, this required pre-crushing. While the AFG is an ideal solution for a steep particle size distribution, the AMB offers a compact solution with lower investment costs and a simple process.
"With our AMB spiral jet mill, manufacturers of functional food or finely ground food products, for example, will have access to an optimised solution in the future," says Jürgen Zeller, Sales Manager Food Division at Hosokawa Alpine. Scientific studies have shown that fine milling in the production of functional food leads to better extractability, solubility, mouthfeel and bioactivity. "This is the case when it comes to fine milling black or green tea," says Zeller, describing two applications. Use of the new AMB spiral jet mill lends itself perfectly to the trend towards 'all natural' products, where natural flavours and colours are used in the final products. "Ultimately, it can be used wherever a production process has been limited in the past by the injector size of conventional spiral jet mills." The spiral jet mill also opens up completely new possibilities for processors of cannabis, fibrous products, cellulose or PLA/PLGA biopolymers.