Scalable Lab System

Item Ref: QUAD-SLS-1

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  • Manufacturer: Quadro
  • Model: SLS


With the ability to alternate between five milling solutions in seconds, the Quadro®/Fitzpatrick Scalable Lab System™(SLS) allows you to transfer results from small-sample R&D tests to full-scale production

Industry experts associated with new product development must keep several things in mind, first and foremost being that they need to make certain any equipment selected at the laboratory stage can be transferred to a production-scale model. Larger capacity models must possess the same technology in order to achieve desired results in the final product.

This challenge can now be handled more effectively with the introduction of the Quadro / Fitzpatrick SLS – Scalable Lab System™. Also, it can accomplish this feat with only nominal variances in particle size distributions. Interchangeable size reduction heads on the single-platform SLS ensure that during trials, the lab-scale technology is easily duplicated at volumes typical to production-scale equipment; the only additional requirement being a straightforward transfer of operating parameters.

The material processing technologies and primary size reduction capabilities most often used in oral solid dosage processing are incorporated into the Quadro / Fitzpatrick SLS – Scalable Lab System™, making it the ideal material processing technology for security screeners, hammer mills, and conical mills.


  • Unparalleled Scalability - PSD and capacity scalable with simple operating parameters transfer from small-sample R&D tests to full-scale production machines
  • Minimal Capital Investment - Single platform with interchangeable size reduction heads permits selection of the optimal milling technology with a minimal capital investment
  • Wide Range of Sample Sizes - Process samples as small as 5 grams with minimal loss or product retention, or as large as +100 kg/h for certain products and models
  • Product Recovery - 95%+ product recovery
  • Quick Conversion - Alternate between five milling solutions in just seconds
  • Reduced Space Requirements - The SLS single platform with interchangeable heads replaces several machines
  • Array of Applications -Suitable for dry milling and/or wet material conditioning, as a stand-alone or to complement lab-scale wet granulation systems


  • Utilizes Smart-Detect, a unique lab equipment feature that recognizes the head being installed, ensuring that the appropriate scalable speed range is fixed

  • Single platform with interchangeable head design is space- and cost-efficient
  • Quadro® Comil® U5 and U5 High-Efficiency head:

    • Inline, spacerless design
    • Tight particle granulometry
    • Wide range of scalable screens/impellers
    • Low heat, fines, dust and overs
  • FitzMill L1A head:

    • Same process advantages of larger scale FitzMill comminutors — fully scalable
    • Available metered feed system (VFS) for complete process repeatability
  • Quadro® FlexSift S5 head:

    • Inline security screener
    • High capacity (typical 500 kg/h)
    • Standard deagglomeration spoiler arm
  • Quadro® H5 High Energy Comil® head:

    • Primarily APIs, fine chemical and cosmetic applications
    • Narrow PSDs with 30% – 70% more on-target
    • Integrated feed system for optimized containment and predictability