Process equipment manufacturer Gericke USA of Somerset, NJ, has unveiled its North American testing laboratory. Located in its Somerset headquarters, the testing laboratory features full-size, fully operational equipment to allow food, chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical and other process engineers to test their products and materials in actual operating conditions and eliminate the risks involved in scaling up from benchtop machinery.
The Gericke facility is suitable for new product development and for verifying equipment performance, and includes bag feeding and discharge stations, Nibbler lump breakers, centrifugal sifters, rotary valves, plus gravimetric loss-in-weight, volumetric and weigh belt feeders powered by the company’s signature Easydos Pro control system, among other equipment.
The new testing laboratory joins similar facilities in South America, Asia and Europe, including at the company’s global headquarters in Switzerland. Complete pneumatic conveying systems and the company’s full lineup of batch mixers are slated to be added to the New Jersey test centre.