Northlands Business Park Olympic Duel Avenue Northriding, Randburg

Unloading, feeding, conveying, storage, secUrity sieving and drUm filling of lactose

Unloading, feeding, conveying, storage, security sieving and drum filling of lactose


Expansion of the existing facility in Nörten-Hardenberg to enable the production of Direct Compression
Lactose (DCL).

Gericke Technology

A Gericke Pulse Flow transport vessel type PTA 80 conveys the raw material from big bags to a feeding hopper.

The Gericke Vibrating Bin Activator TXF 900 and Rotaval HDER 200 rotary valve control the discharging of product from the storage hopper.

A special Gericke feeder GAC 133F, ensures high capacity and accurate filling of the drums and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC’s).


Raw materials are unloaded from big bags and pneumatically conveyed to a feeding hopper. From the feeding hopper, the material is metered into an agglomerator. After agglomeration, the product is stored in a day bin. The product is then sieved and checked for metal contamination before accurate filling into drums or IBC’s

Materials Handled

Lactose and DCL15.

Bulk Density

Lactose: 560 g/l
DCL15: 500 g/l

Dosing Capacity

4000 kg/h


Gericke delivered the complete powder handling system from the incoming raw material in big-bags up to the packing in drums
and IBC’s.

Gericke vibrating bin activator and rotary valve for feeding product into the sieve

Drum filling line

Gericke-Powder processing