Founded in 1987, Dec is a leading global provider of powder handling systems to the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries. Their turnkey and custom designed solutions have been successfully integrated into complex operations in hundreds of companies worldwide, both multi-nationals and specialists.
The Dec range covers every facet of powder handling, including:
Without exception, Dec products are of the highest quality. The options are infinite to suit the requirements of a diverse customer base, turnkey and custom built, and modified as required. All systems are modular to ensure simple integration into existing processes.
Over the years Dec has enhanced its global presence by opening subsidiary offices in Europe, America and Asia, creating a genuinely global organization providing full local support. In 2008 Dec acquired the Jetpharma product range, which includes world beating micronizing and containment systems.
Dec are established experts - innovators with an unparalleled depth of knowledge in their field. Their products are of the highest quality, at times challenging convention, always providing unique, effective solutions for forward thinking organizations.
PTS Powder Transfer System
The PTS – Powder Transfer System* is an exceptionally effective and reliable method of transferring and dispensing both dry and wet powders and granules. Its unique filtration concept with a flat membrane makes it the only vacuum dense-phase system available on the market today.
The PTS challenges convention, using both vacuum and pressure to move powders as if they were liquid, dispensing with the need for gravity charging, making multi floor processes a requirement of the past. The system is a significant enhancement to any process, providing total containment where necessary, but always speeding up production whilst improving safety and hygiene. Batch time can be substantially reduced and existing process steps can be linked to each other.
The DCS – Drum Containment System* is a stainless steel cylindrical glove box with glass cover and with two glove ports. Highly economical in comparison with conventional isolation systems, the DCS ensures precise, contamination free evacuation of drums.
Fully mobile, this space saving device has the flexibility to work with a multitude of different drum heights and diameters, in an inert atmosphere if required. Its Load Cell feature provides accurate charging, whilst the free moving suction lance
connected to the PTS Powder Transfer System* and excellent visibility ensure residue free emptying.
With safety always a priority, the DCS guarantees both primary and secondary containment, with a glove box enabling the operator to open the double liners within the sealed environment.
The DCS – Drum Containment System* is a stainless steel cylindrical glove box with glass cover and with two glove ports. Highly economical in comparison with conventional
isolation systems, the DCS ensures precise, contamination free filling of drums or big bags.
This space saving device can be easily connected to process equipment to be discharged and is adaptable to a multitude
The system can be installed directly under the equipment to be discharged, or where several items of equipment are to be emptied through one single station, or even in a remote area with limited headroom if required.
With safety always a priority, the DCS’s glove box enables the operator to open double liners in a sealed environment, guaranteeing both primary and secondary containment.
The Batchmixer provides the ultimate in speed and flexibility, reducing overall process time compared to traditional systems, enabling the operator to mix powders with different characteristics in a contained environment.
With applications from 2 litres to 5000 litres, the system also allows the operator to vary product volumes from 10-100%.
The revolutionary Contained Bag Station is a low
cost method of both dispensing and charging
bags into reactors or receiving systems via the
PTS Powder Transfer System*. The Contained
Bag Station combines the advantages of isolation
and laminar flow technology, providing high
containment of < 1μg/m3 per 8 h TWA.
Dec’s Pack-Off systems manage a range of
packaging, from single inflatable seals to
continuous liners integrated in a glove box if
necessary. Modular packaging systems are
available for different containment and process
requirements, including sterile applications.
The PFL Powderflex* provides continuous
and precise dosing and conveying of small
to medium quantities of powder, whether the
requirement is for the controlled charging of
powders into continuous production processes
or for predetermined precision dosing.
Dec’s Big Bag Emptying Stations are modular.
This ensures that they are easily adapted to
product characteristics, and the appropriate
docking systems can be selected, whether the
material is non- potent or highly active.
Similarly, depending on powder flow, specific
massaging or delumping units mounted on load
cells can be provided, thereby guaranteeing