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    ICBC 2022

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Anlagenbau - ICBC

    Arrgos and Rousselet-Robatel Kromaton participated in the ICBC (International Cannabis Business Conference) in Berlin on July 19-20, 2022 at the Estrel Hotel (stand #230).

    ICBC Berlin is the oldest and largest B2B trade show and conference in Europe. As the premier networking environment for cannabis businesses in Europe, the event attracts more than 350 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees from over 80 countries.

    ARRGOS cannabis extraction

    Rousselet cannabis extraction

     

    CIP and SIP units

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Anlagenbau - CIP- und SIP-Einheiten

    The design and manufacture of Cleaning-in-Place (CIP) equipment is a complex process that requires extensive technical skills. CIPs are automated cleaning systems used in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries to clean production equipment in place without having to disassemble it.

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Anlagenbau - CIP- und SIP-Einheiten

    Arrgos designs and builds CIP equipment with the following features:

    • Compliance with standards and regulations related to food safety, quality and reliability. Arrgos has extensive knowledge of applicable standards and is able to integrate them into the design and manufacture of CIP equipment.
    • Control and automation systems: process sensors allow the monitoring of cleaning cycles. They ensure efficient and automated cleaning on site, from the first rinse in the solvent channel to the final rinse with conductivity measurement.
    • Materials: On-site cleaning and sterilization involves the use of aggressive chemicals at high temperatures. Proper selection of materials for transporting sodium hydroxide, acids and steam is critical to ensure reliable operation throughout the life of the system.
    • Fixed or rotating nozzles and spray heads: these essential elements of CIP and SIP equipment in tanks and production plants are key components when sizing equipment.
    • Piping: Attention to detail in the design and manufacturing quality of piping is critical to the efficient transport of liquids and gases. Adequate slope, minimization of dead-legs, pressure losses, and good condensate drainage are parameters that absolutely must be considered to ensure reliable operation.
    • Pumping systems: Pumps are the central element in cleaning systems where liquids are circulated. Their dimensioning in terms of flow and pressure is crucial to deliver the cleaning liquid with the right parameters to the equipment to be cleaned.

     

    Arrgos uses all its know-how to design and manufacture equipment for on-site cleaning.

    Cannabis extraction

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Anlagenbau - Cannabisextraltion

    Extraction by ethanol-based filtration

    The Cannafuge is designed for the extraction and separation of ethanol-based cannabis biomass extraction systems.

    • Made of 316L stainless steel, the Cannafuge can be supplied with rotors for immersion or with specially designed baskets, including the unique IMP design.
    • Complete and fast cleaning is ensured by integrated CIP systems and designs that allow all parts of the centrifuge to be inspected for inspection.
    • Excellent separation performance is ensured by G-forces as high as 1800 G.
    • For low temperature applications, the Cannafuge can be built with a double jacket for the coolant to maintain the internal temperature of the vessel down to -40 °C with improved insulation.
    • With various handling solutions, including the unique "KSA" biomass recovery system, the Cannafuge can accept filter bags pre-packed with cannabis biomass or be fed directly with a cannabis-ethanol suspension.
    • For hazardous applications, the processing electrical components are rated for Atex or Class 1 environments, Groups C and D, Division 1. C and D, Division 1.

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Anlagenbau - Cannabisextraltion

    Cleaning with the help of the FCPC

    Centrifugal partition chromatography is a purification method used to isolate individual fractions. used to isolate individual fractions from complex mixtures of organic components. In the rapidly growing cannabis market, Kromaton FCPC has established itself as an effective means of separating cannabinoid fractions for pharmaceutical applications. As a means of attenuating the psychoactive properties of cannabis products, FCPC has been shown to remove Δ9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from CBD (cannabidiol). CBD (cannabidiol) while maintaining the active properties of cannabis extracts.

    Extensive research has been conducted on the use of CPFC as an effective tool for producing high-purity cannabis extracts. an effective tool for producing high-purity fractions from research and development scale to production scale.

    This research has shown that the PCFC is well suited to the use of different solvent systems depending on the cannabinoid fraction(s).

    Recovery of active ingredients by liquid-liquid centrifugal extraction

    When operating as a centrifuge extractor to perform liquid-liquid extractions, a feed solution containing one or more solutes (blue) and immiscible solvent (yellow) is used. Immiscible solvent (shown in yellow), whose density is different from the density of the feed solution, are introduced into the mixing chamber at the bottom of the centrifuge housing.

    A rotating stirring disk mixes the two immiscible liquids to form a dispersion (shown in green). Different models of stirring discs can be used depending on the interfacial tension of the liquid. Efficient mixing creates a large interface between the two liquids to ensure maximum mass transfer of solutes. Efficient mixing creates a large interfacial area between two liquids to facilitate the transfer of the solute(s).

    Aroma extraction line

    Liquid-liquid centrifugal extraction is a proven method with numerous advantages for extracting flavors from plants, herbs and fruits.

    Our state-of-the-art technology uses liquid-liquid centrifugation to separate flavor components from plant material, using natural solvents that do not affect the quality or purity of the extracted flavors.

    This method allows us to extract more concentrated and intense aromas than traditional methods such as distillation or cold pressing. The extracted flavors have exceptional quality with authentic taste and smell, which allows our customers to create high quality products.
    Our liquid-liquid centrifugal flavor extraction equipment is perfectly suited to the needs of the food and cosmetics industries, offering benefits such as lower production costs, better quality end products and faster extraction capacity.

    This method allows us to extract more concentrated and intense aromas than traditional methods such as distillation or cold pressing. The extracted flavors have exceptional quality with authentic taste and smell, which allows our customers to create high quality products.

    Our liquid-liquid centrifugal flavor extraction equipment is perfectly suited to the needs of the food and cosmetics industries, offering benefits such as lower production costs, better quality end products and faster extraction capacity.

    Our equipment is also ATEX certified to ensure that our equipment meets the most stringent safety standards for potentially explosive environments. Our commitment to safety is our top priority and we ensure that our equipment is regularly upgraded to meet the latest developments in ATEX standards.

    Rely on our expertise and learn how our state-of-the-art technology can help you create exceptional food and beverage products with intense and authentic flavors. Contact us today to learn more about our liquid-liquid centrifugation flavor extraction system.

    Our equipment is also ATEX certified to ensure that our equipment meets the most stringent safety standards for potentially explosive environments. Our commitment to safety is our top priority and we ensure that our equipment is regularly upgraded to meet the latest developments in ATEX standards.

    Rely on our expertise and learn how our state-of-the-art technology can help you create exceptional food and beverage products with intense and authentic flavors. Contact us today to learn more about our liquid-liquid centrifugation flavor extraction system.

    ACHEMA 2022

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Druckbehaelter - News ACHEMA 2022

    ACHEMA is the largest international trade fair for the chemical industry, process engineering and laboratory equipment technology. It takes place every three years in Frankfurt, Germany. The last ACHEMA took place from April 4 to 8, 2022.

    ACHEMA is a major event for the chemical and process industries, bringing together manufacturers, suppliers and researchers from around the world to showcase the latest technologies, trends and innovations. Visitors can learn about the latest trends in the industry, make new business contacts, attend conferences and presentations, and learn about new products and services.

    Arrgos exhibited there together with Raff + Grund and Rousselet Robatel.

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Druckbehaelter - News ACHEMA 2022

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    Preventive maintenance and servicing of centrifuges

    We ensure that your system operates at peak efficiency and meets safety standards.

    An annual preventive maintenance and diagnostic check-up can be carried out on site by our engineers and technicians. This usually takes place during a planned shutdown.

    In the accident prevention guideline, concrete statements on the necessary checks have been made on the basis of extensive experience and damage cases. We therefore recommend that you take this experience into account and have the following checks carried out on centrifuges by qualified personnel:

    Check in operational state

    Operators must ensure that centrifuges are inspected for operational safety at least once a year in operational condition.

    During the inspection, a full inspection of all mechanical and electrical aspects of the centrifuge will be carried out.

    An inspection report will be provided to the customer detailing recommendations and corrective actions with recommended spare parts or parts that need to be replaced.

    The regular inspection in working order mainly refers to :

    • the condition of the components and equipment,
    • any modifications to the safety devices,
    • integrity and effectiveness of the safety devices,
    • conformity of the technical characteristics of the centrifuge with the specifications in the manufacturer's certificate,
    • integrity of the control book,
    • functional test of the centrifuge without feed,
    • regulation of the rotation speed,
    • sensor for unbalance.

    Check in disassembled state

    Operators must ensure that centrifuges are inspected as required, but at least every three years, when dismantled to ensure operational safety. The centrifuge shall be dismantled in such a way that inspection of the parts that ensure operational safety is possible.

    The recurring inspection in the dismantled state essentially comprises:

    • Visual inspection of the general condition of the equipment
    • Disassembly of the bearing housing and the shaft guidance system
    • Replacement of all seals and bearings of the bearing housing
    • Inspection of the drives and replacement of the drive belts
    • Checking the bowl for damage
    • Checking the bearings for lubrication
    • Function test of the safety devices
    • Functional test & test run of the system

    Support during tests

    Feasibility check

    • At the Rousselet test site in Annonay: we can test the centrifuge technology with non-hazardous materials.
    • On site: preliminary studies with equipment required for the customer's process.

    Technical support

    • More than fifteen highly qualified engineers and technicians work on continuously improving the machine design so that we can offer and deliver unique and reliable solutions for specific cutting tasks.
    • Our process and mechanical engineers are on hand to assist you with set-up and provide technical advice on new applications.
    • Our engineering department can draw sketches and/or perform some initial calculations to check the mechanical and electrical possibilities.

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Druckbehaelter - Dienstleistungen Unterstützung

    Optimisation

    Sample and pilot tests are carried out at Rousselet or at the customer's site to evaluate performance on an industrial scale.

    Commissioning of plants and centrifuges

    Inspections of production equipment, particularly centrifuges, are recommended to ensure optimum installation, safety and efficiency.
    On the basis of extensive experience and cases of damage, and taking into account accumulated experience, it is recommended that the following checks be carried out on centrifuges by qualified personnel:

    Check before the first commissioning

    Operators must ensure that centrifuges that fall within the scope of the Machinery Ordinance are checked to ensure that they are properly installed, equipped and ready for operation before they are put into service for the first time.

    The inspection before commissioning must cover the following in particular:

    • Arrangement of the actuating elements of emergency switching devices (emergency stop) and main switches, leakage of substances with hazardous properties,
    • Electrical equipment,
    • Potentially explosive atmosphere,
    • Noise during installation at the production site,
    • Stability,
    • Centrifuge suitable for the intended use,
    • Presence of required documentation,
    • Instructions for use with documentation and manufacturer's declaration,
    • Register for control.

    Arrgos - Zentrifugen und Druckbehaelter - Dienstleistungen Inbetriebnahme

    Control after a change

    The operator must ensure that centrifuges which are converted by him for working procedures or supplemented by other equipment and which are intended for an operating mode not provided for in the centrifuge manufacturer's operating instructions are checked for their safe operating condition before being put into operation for the first time.