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Waterloo Technology Centre

Research, Development, Innovation

The Waterloo Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art technology centre dedicated to meeting growing customer testing demands and supporting future equipment development.

About the Lab

The Waterloo Technology Centre in Ontario, Canada, is a space in which researchers, developers and manufacturers can come and develop customized test matrices, and trial batch sizes from small to large quantities using the range of equipment which spans Lab, Pilot and full Production scale models. Valuable feasibility and scale-up trials with the latest technologies will help customers in reducing integration and commissioning times.

Benefit from over seven decades of combined materials handling experience and equipment development, supporting solid, semi-solid and liquid-based products.

At the Waterloo Technology Centre our knowledgable product and application specialists will be on hand to develop customized test matrices to meet customer targets. We'll use a comprehensive range of services and equipment to help develop and optimize processes.

Positioned alongside the manufacturing facility of IDEX Material Processing Technologies, Quadro, Fitzpatrick, Steridose, and Quadro Liquids, the centre offers a range of possibilities for our customers:

  • Supporting the development of customers' new products using feasibility tests.
  • Identifying improvements to existing manufacturing processes and/or established products.
  • Proof of concept for process scaling with a wide range of equipment, from lab-scale to pilot-scale and production-scale.
  • Ability to trial equipment before purchasing.

Key Features

We invite you to conduct feasibility and scale-up trials with the latest technologies to reduce integration and commissioning times.

As well as our well-known hammer milling and dry granulation systems, our Technology Centre benefits from a comprehensive array of analysis equipment that allows complete solids particle size characterization.

  • Particle Size distributions through laser diffraction.
  • Particle Shapes via 1000x binocular microscope.
  • Bulk and tapped densities.
  • Compacted ribbon densities with our volume and density analyzer.
  • Video conferencing and streaming capabilities.
  • Detailed and customized test reports with equipment and/or set up recommendations.
  • Tests for batch sizes from under 1 kg to hundreds of kilograms.

What Machines Are Available for Testing?

Our Technology Centre makes use of our standard range of lab and production Dry Granulation and Hammer Milling equipment.

LCS - Lab Compaction System

Scalable benchtop, high-performance dry granulation with production-scale capability.

Our newly launched Lab Compaction System (LCS) will be on display - a true benchtop, lab-scale roller compactor providing scalable, high-performance dry granulation, making it the ideal choice for proof-of-concept work and smallest volume production.

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Small Volume Pilot-scale Roll Compaction.

Ideal for small volume and pilot-scale research, the CCS320 delivers is directly scalable to production equipment as the roll diameters are all identical. The CCS  is a compact, mobile unit that is easily movable.

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Production scale roll compaction equipment for larger capacities.

Available as through-wall installation to facilitate easy maintenance or reduce cleanroom needs.
Uses the same body as the CCS520 with roll sizes changed.

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Contact Our Team

Let us help you find the right equipment, process, and setup to optimize your products. Contact the Waterloo Technology Centre via the form.

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