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Processing And Handling Equipment


Processing and Handling Equipment

For the manufacture of pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and chemical products.

Processing and handling products


Powder handling, blending and granulation

Solid Dosage Process Expertise

Comparison of Granulation Methods
Making tablets from potent APIs
Containment in OSD Production
New trends in solid dosage forms production
Specialist applications

Continuous Processing

ConsiGma™ Tableting Lines
Continuous Processing Expertise
Continuous Processing test centre

Contained Materials Handling

IBC systems for materials handling
Process features & expertise
Buck® Containment valves
Disposable Containing System
Containment Expertise

Blending & Mixing

IBC blenders
IBC container blending expertise
Post hoist blenders
High shear mixers and blenders
Multi-functional PharmaConnect® blender

Small Scale R & D Equipment

Totally contained Granulation line for research
PharmaConnect™ designed for research
MP-MICRO™ fluid bed processor
Strea-1™ Classic fluid bed processor
STREA-1™ Pro-Fluid bed processor

Facility Planning

Most of CSV’s projects start with a strategic activity carried out with the Steering  Committee of our clients. The approach on a strategic design is based on data analysis, capacity definition and layout definition as preliminary steps in the process of developing a project.

The decision support system can be applied to new plants as well as revamping of pharmaceutical plants.


CSV Life Science offers conceptual engineering, basic and detail engineering services. At the same time our validation background enables our team to support every project phase taking cGMP problems into account.


CSV Life Science supports our customers in the construction phase, supplying plants with a Lump Sum Turn Key (LSTK) basis, and/or providing on site project management and construction supervision services.

During the construction phase, a construction manager would be present on site for the entire period of construction and is responsible for coordination of all field activities.


CSV’s validation background enables them to support every project phase taking cGMP issues into account. This capability is not only applied in design phases but also during construction and commissioning.

Biscuit line automation


Handling of biscuits, base cakes or crackers often starts with an organised pattern coming from the oven/cooling conveyor. Houdijk engineers produce handling solutions to connect the oven with many different applications, including:

– Product pattern presentation to depositing/capping systems
– Stacked arrival and feeding into stencil creamer sandwiching machines
– Stacked arrival and feeding into volumetric slug length measuring loaders
– Stacked arrival and feeding into (flow) wrappers featuring pile/stack feeders

Capping And Depositing

In the HOUDIJK CAPPER™ two technologies meet: base cake handling & cream preparation and depositing. Houdijk offers a turnkey solution with market leading technologies. The HOUDIJK CAPPER™ is a state of the art system, in which the design is focused to maximize:

– Overall performance of efficiency
– Repeatability of all settings for product changeovers
– Operator friendliness
– Overall system safety
– High hygienic and sanitation standards
– Uncompromising food safety production standards

Count Feeding With Blending

The GRADOMATIC™ is a versatile Houdijk product row forming system for round regular shaped products. The GRADOMATIC™ is able to handle a random supply of product, blending the production as well as enabling count feeding. It handles large quantities of product per unit, while still handling the individual product extremely gently. The design is open and is easily accessible for operation, maintenance and clearing.

Count Feeding

The PICK & PLACE UNIT is a servo driven unit, picking up complete product row(s) and placing them in the destined location. Products are gently picked up by means of vacuum and placed in a tray.

Pick & Place Loading
Slug in Wrapper
Slug in tray
Dual lane slug in wrapper
Dual mode slug tray/wrapper
Piles/Stacks in tray
Piles/Stacks in wrapper
On edge product in cavity tray
Portion/Vending pile pack

Pile/Stack Feeding

The high speed SKIPPER™ unit is an unique and innovative Houdijk pile/stack loading system for plain products. The SKIPPER™ accepts without lane reduction/expansion the given number of product lanes coming from the oven. It separates extremely gently individual products from the vertical magazine by means of a servo driven horizontal indexing disc. The individual products are transferred in the destined pitches of the infeed chain of any make flow wrapping machine. Thus it composes the product pile/stack with set count.

Volumetric Loading

The CLIPPER™ volumetric slug loader (“length measuring feeder”) is a modern design solution for loading slugs of biscuits standing on edge. The CLIPPER™ is suitable for loading biscuits and crackers, with round, oval, square and rectangular shapes. In combination with the Houdijk handling system, it is a versatile solution for feeding products into the running flightbar infeed of any make X-fold- or flow wrapping machine.

CLIPPER™ Slug Loader
CLIPPER™ Dual Lane

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Powder handling, Particle Size, Filling Solution, Containment Solution and Continuous processing technologies


powder handling

Powder Handling Excellence

From the incoming materials handling to the final packaging, Dec offers efficient and reliable solutions without altering product characteristics. Our innovative solutions provide high safety, adaption to specific containment needs and allow to achieve enhanced performance.


Particle size reduction is a key process in laboratories and small-scale manufacturing, right through to full size production.
Dec can integrate various milling equipment into their process solutions including Dec’s crusher, Co-Mill, hammer mill, UMS and Dec’s jet mill range. In order to reduce particles of a few millimeters to less than 10 microns, Dec provides the best solution for a reliable and safe milling operation.

Our core expertise is to mill powder in the low range, typically below 100 microns down to 1 micron, either by using Dec’s Universal mill or our MC DecJet® product line.


Dec’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions from API manufacturing to primary packaging filling covers the complete range from R&D processes and small batches to large filling campaigns.

Our filling solutions include state of the art robotics for the filling and handling of complex delivery systems like pre-filled syringes (PFS).


Due to increasing legislation and better awareness of operator exposure risks, containment is a major concern for many industries. Latest regulations such as OSHA and REACH clearly indicate that hazards must be tackled at their sources and that exposure protection must be achieved by means other than personal protective equipment (PPE) and should be accomplished as far as feasible by control measures through engineering.

With a proven track record in managing highly technical and challenging isolation projects over 30 years Dec is the perfect partner for the integration of new or existing equipment by providing comprehensive safe, ergonomic and dedicated solutions achieving high containment down to the nanogram level.

From containing drums for charging reactors to a fully contained micronizing suite for highly toxic and sterile products, Dec can offer the best customized solution.

This includes full technological support from the front end design to the validation and the final equipment supply whether in terms of conceiving new manufacturing facilities or upgrading existing processes allowing to be in line with the most stringent containment requirements for both toxic and sterile/toxic processes.


In an effort to move away from conventional batch production and modernizing the global chemical processing industry, continuous manufacturing (CM) is the common vision and desire with the potential to increase efficiency, quality and flexibility in manufacturing.  Dec is one the very few companies able to offer end-to-end CM process solutions. From the incoming raw material handling to the API synthesis and processing of the compounded drug into the final dosage form including injectables and from bench to production scale.