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DJS Process Consulting Limited welcomes Dr Jose Vega to the team!

DJS Process Consulting Limited continues to expand and broaden its consultancy services with the exciting welcome of Dr Jose Vega as an associate consultant. Dr Jose Vega Jose has 29 years of experience at Procter and Gamble in R&D management, recently as Director of global process design for the Fabric …

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DJS Process Consulting Limited can provide consultancy services, data monitoring solutions as well as engineering design applications.

Who are we? DJS Process Consulting Limited was formed in 2016 by David J Smith Bsc., CEng., CSci., FIChemE. With a focus on formulated products, the company’s mission is to help clients at all stages of the product development cycle from upstream innovation, industry 4.0 applications through to delivering an …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd welcomes Francesco Agostini to the team!

DJS Process Consulting Limited continues to expand and broaden its consultancy services with the very welcome addition of Francesco Agostini as an Associate Consultant. DJS Process Consulting Limited has a primary focus on consultancy, supporting clients during innovation, process design, commissioning, problem-solving, pilot plant, operations and more. DJS Process Consulting …

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DJS Process Consulting Limited has for sale, a Micron Aquamizer AQ-5. Find out more here:

The Aquamizer is a wet ball mill, grinding hard materials in to superfine particles with diameters ranging from several microns to sub micron ranges in batch operation. When in operation, the Aquamizer grinding chamber filled with wet slurry and balls, is stirred with a unique pin rotor assembly for perfect …

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Are you looking for office, laboratory or storage space? Look no further than DJS Process Consulting Limited!

DJS Process Consulting Limited have a spacious and versatile warehouse/production area, as well as office space for rental. The warehouse area is spacious and clean, with overhead heaters, water and multiple single phase power sockets. The office space, kitchen, rest area and WC all have wall mounted heaters. The WC …

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DJS Process Consulting LTD welcomes Dr Graham Sorrie to the team!

DJS Process Consulting Limited continues to expand and broaden it’s consultancy services with the very welcome addition of Graham Sorrie as an Associate Consultant. DJS Process Consulting Limited has a primary focus on consultancy, supporting client’s during innovation, process design, commissioning, problem-solving, pilot plant, operations and more. DJS Process Consulting …

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A Custom Designed Hot Melt Dosing System is now available – ideal for the metering of viscous and molten liquids!

DJS Process Consulting Limited currently hold a Custom Designed Hot Melt Dosing system in stock, which was primarily designed for the metering of viscous and molten liquids. For example; to spray on wax type material on to detergent granules. Hot Melt Dosing System The system is primarily used in the …

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DJS Process Consulting ltd can source, supply and rent pre owned equipment. Read on to find out more!

At DJS Process Consulting Ltd, we understand that sometimes it is necessary to source pre owned equipment, rather than purchasing brand new. For example: Current budget constraints may not allow for the purchasing of brand new equipment. There may be project time constraints and equipment may be needed immediately therefore, …

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David Smith presents: Operation, start up, shut down and process control at Leeds University

Leeds University set up a short course within their Continuing Professional Development program which took place between 15th – 17th May 2019. This course was named the Fluid Bed Processing 3 day short course and consisted of: Day 1 Fluidisation Basics Day 2 Industry Case Studies Day 3 New Development …

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Are you struggling to extract meaningful data from your manufacturing process? Then Look no further!

I.M.P Here at DJS Process Consulting Ltd, we have built a single platform designed to unify all of your analytical and data monitoring needs – The Intelligent Manufacturing Platform (I.M.P) Why is a tool such as the I.M.P so important to sustainability and success? Companies need to be competitive and …

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David Smith is attending the fluid bed processing event on 16th May 2019, don’t miss it!

The Fluid Bed Processing course is taking place at Leeds University between the 15th – 17th May 2019 and is supported by iFormulate. Fluidised beds are widely used in industry due to their characteristic fluid like properties of good mixing and heat transfer. Applications of fluid beds range from combustion …

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Will you be joining us at the Fluid Bed Processing course in May? Sign up now to book your place!

The fluid bed processing course; taking place in Leeds, is now less than 8 weeks away. The early booking fee of £940 expires on Friday 12th April 2019. The rate thereafter will increase to £990. Full details and a booking link can be found on the course website, where the …

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DJS Process consulting ltd expands its consultancy capabilities – meet the team!

Introduction DJS Process Consulting Ltd is a consultancy based company, dedicated to supporting clients throughout product innovation, process design, commissioning, problem-solving, pilot plant operations and more. DJS Process Consulting ltd was formed by David J Smith, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Since DJS …

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Intelligent Manufacturing Platform – Data automation at its finest

I.M.P DJS Process Consulting Ltd has used its knowledge and expertise to develop a data monitoring platform that will allow companies to monitor and optimise their data, processes and operations. The I.M.P is a single platform built to unify all of your analytical and monitoring needs. Joshua Koszo – Programming …

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Making the Industry 4.0 revolution simple with the intelligent manufacturing platform

There’s been significant ‘hype’ surrounding the Industry 4.0 Revolution over the past few years however, adoption has been surprisingly slow. At DJS Process Consulting Ltd, we strongly believe that a lot of this struggle can be attributed to: Too much marketing from people less in the know Too little action …

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icheme particle technology group agm

DATE: 15th February 2019 LOCATION: PSE London, 5th Floor East, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London, W6 7HA The IChemE Particle Technology Special Interest Group invite you to attend their AGM, plus two talks from invited speakers. The talks are open to all upon registration but only committee members can attend the …

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David J Smith, Director of DJS Process Consulting Ltd, joint author of a publication in the Powder Technology Journal

David J Smith, Director of DJS Process Consulting Ltd has recently been named as an author of a publication in the well respected Powder technology Journal. ‘The build up of detergent agglomerates in an auger filler’ The publication can be found in the Powder Technology journals, Volume 344, 15 February …

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DJS Process Consulting ltd launches fantastic new website!

DDJS Process Consulting Ltd are proud to announce the launch of their new and improved website: https://www.djsprocessconsulting.co.uk/ DJS Process Consulting Ltd began trading as a sole consultancy company, founded in 2015 by David J Smith in the North east of England. With a clear focus on formulated products, the company’s …

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An excellent evening at the ICheme Global Awards on the 1st November 2018

An excellent evening at the ICheme​ Global Awards on the 1st November 2018

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) hosted their annual IChemE global awards on the 1st November 2018, boasting many well known company names such as: Johnson Matthey, Exxonmobil, GSK and AstraZeneca to name a few. DJS Process Consulting Ltd, in collaboration with Vecor Ltd, attended the 2018 IChemE global awards …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd celebrates continued expansion in provision of consultancy services

DJS Process Consulting Ltd was founded by Mr David John Smith in September 2015. Collectively, DJS Process Consulting Ltd now has approximately 100 years experience in the manufacturing industry, ranging from powder processing, patent design and data automation. David J Smith is a chartered engineer and has gained significant experience …

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Custom Designed Hot Melt Dosing system for rental or purchase

Custom Designed Hot Melt Dosing System This equipment was originally designed for the metering of viscous and molten liquids, for example to spray on waxy type materials onto detergent granules. This type of system is used primarily in the food processing & consumer goods industry for the most challenging of …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd expands in to the pre-owned equipment market

To aid in the success of any business, diversification into complimentary adjacency’s is key. DJS Process Consulting Ltd is always trying to find ways of expansion and have recently moved in to the pre-owned equipment market. DJS Process Consulting Ltd have realised the potential for locating, purchasing, renting and selling …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd welcomes Rachael Stainsby to the team as Finance and Marketing assistant

DJS Process Consulting Ltd was founded by David Smith in 2015 and has been operating for 3 years, with David Smith as the sole employee. Due to continued success and expansion, DJS Process Condulting Ltd decided to employ the support of a Finance and Marketing assistant and we are pleased …

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AN EXCELLENT EVENING AT THE ICHEME GLOBAL AWARDS ON THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2018

IChemE Global Awards

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the finalists of the IChemE Global Awards 2018. The IChemE Global Awards, in association with Johnson Matthey, celebrate excellence and achievement in chemical, biochemical and process engineering. Finalists demonstrate their professional engineering expertise across a range of industry sectors and projects. David …

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Powder flow seminar hosted by Freeman Technolog

Powder flow seminar hosted by Freeman Technology – 18 July

Freeman Technology, the powder characterisation specialists, hosted a ‘Powder Flow Seminar’ on the 18thJuly 2018 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK. The one-day event introduced delegates to powder characterisation and its relevance to industry. The workshop provided presentations by Jamie Clayton, Operations Director at Freeman Technology (An introduction to understanding …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd. joins Bulk-Online the global portal for Powder Processing

David Smith (Director) is pleased to announce that DJS Process Consulting Limited has become a member of Bulk-Online. The Powder/Bulk Portal – Home of the international powder bulk community – the worldwide leading information centre for the powder & bulk solids handling & processing industries and specifically; the eDirectory search engine the many …

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Webinar: Modeling Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes Using Particle Simulation

Efficient handling and processing of particulates is critical to profitable manufacture of pharmaceutical products. Over 75% of all pharmaceutical products are in the solid dosage form and particulates are involved in almost every stage of the manufacturing process. EDEM simulation software accurately simulates and analyzes the behavior of granular materials …

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Intellectual Property & Commercial Strategy Workshop – 11th April

Join industry peers at a half-day workshop to learn more about IP strategy and discover practical ways to protect your commercial advantage. Date: Wednesday 11th April Time: 10:00-14:00 Location: Momentum House, Dinnington, S25 2RG Cost: Free to attend (lunch included) Enquiries: pat.mcmahon@ame-group.co.uk Some individuals regard IP as inherently valuable. Somehow just having a patent or …

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The World’s Most Valuable and Under-Utilised Resource. Data

Data. 4 letters to describe a field where even the term trillions isn’t enough to describe its real value. If you’ve been following DJS Process Consulting over the past 8 months, you’ll know about our recent expansion into the very data based revolution coming for all processing industries. This revolution …

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Interpack! 2017

Have you ever been to a massive, week-long event with over 170,000 other people? Last month that’s exactly what I did when I flew to Germany to take a stand at the largest packaging tradeshow in the world, Interpack alongside All-Fill UK one of our earliest partners. So, how’d I …

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Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids – CHoPS conference 2018: call for papers

http://www.constableandsmith.com/events/chops-2018 The Executive Committee, led by Chairman Prof. Mike Bradley, is calling for innovative and interesting papers on: Powder flow testing Segregation Mixing Mechanical conveying Silo design for flow DEM – process modelling Mechanical behaviour of bulk materials Wear Particle attrition Particle interaction / deformation Industrial applications in the form …

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Research Meeting on Physics in Food Manufacturing

David Smith, Director of DJS Process Consulting Ltd., presenting at the Institute of Physics meeting on “Physics in Food Manufacturing“. (The presentation was on behalf of The Centre for Process Innovation). The meeting addressed themes in which academia/industry collaborations are likely to make the greatest impact on challenges currently facing …

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Increasing Revenue vs Saving Money

Automation is an interesting word. Never was it so obvious to me than over the recent Christmas/New Year break. Benefiting Businesses and Employees Having recently joined DJS to lead a new direction into automation for process engineering, there was a lot of discussion with friends and family on the topic …

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Bringing Your Plant Online

Remote Data When we at DJS talk about remote data, we are discussing the opportunity of bringing plant data/SCADA systems into the cloud so that they can be (with high security) easily accessed through a web browser by the right people. In this post I’ll run through the benefits of …

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Automation – What's possible? Why do it? How do we do it?

  Everyone has an image in their mind as to what automation is and where it can be applied. Over the years I simultaneously developed my process engineering skills as well as coding abilities, when I began to merge these skills the results were overwhelming. No one had been applying automation …

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David Smith (DJS Process Consulting Ltd.) appointed to organising Committee for CHoPS 2018

chops-2018-press-release CHoPS, one of the largest international conferences devoted to all aspects of particulate solids technology, will be held at Greenwich Maritime Campus in London in 2018. The Executive Committee, led by Chairman Prof. Mike Bradley, is calling for innovative and interesting papers on Powder flow testing; Segregation; Mixing; Mechanical …

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DJS PROCESS CONSULTING LTD. APPOINTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND ADVISORY PANEL FOR COSMETIC SCIENCE

DJS Process Consulting Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company has been appointed to a newly formed advisory panel to guide the direction and industrial relevance of the new degree BSc Cosmetic Science at the University of Sunderland, UK. Link to press release

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The Many States of Powder Flow

  In my July Blog post I would like to share some thoughts around the importance of considering an holistic approach to powder flow. The traditional approach of focussing purely on the transition from static to flowing is completely inadequate to ensure robust, on specification operation of complex powder processing …

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DJS Process Consulting links to NEPIC (North East of England Process Industry Cluster)

DJS Process Consulting joins NEPIC as a Cluster Participant. NEPIC is a membership organisation working on behalf of the North East of England chemical-processing sector and its associated supply chain. It is one of the most influential industrial clusters in the UK. NEPIC’s expertise in mentoring SME’s will play a …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd. Appointed as Technical Consultants to The Centre for Process Innovation

DJS Process Consulting Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company has won a competitive tender from The Centre for Process Innovation for a 4 year contract to act as technical consultants to the Formulation Centre within CPI. The Centre for Process Innovation   CPI_Formulation_Brochure

DJS Process Consulting Visits the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling

23/05/2016 David Smith (Director, DJS Process Consulting Ltd.) visits the Wolfson Centre . Presenting to Mike Bradley (Centre Director), staff and students on the topic of representative bulk powder sampling.    

Pharma Connect – a nepic event

DJS Process Consulting Ltd. will be attending this event connecting the North East Pharma industry. NEPIC: Pharma Connect Through Pharma Connect, NEPIC hopes to build upon the success of recent pharmaceutical events and bring together members of NEPIC’s pharma community on a more regular basis and in a more informal setting. …

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DJS Process Consulting Ltd. becomes a member of YCF (Manufacturing Industry Organisation).

YCF are a not-for-profit membership organisation for the Manufacturing Industry and its supply chain. It operates across sectors enabling companies to share best practice, overcome common challenges and network. DJS Process Consulting Ltd. is pleased to announce that we are now a member company of YCF. http://www.ycf.org.uk/djs-consulting

Sampling for Particulate Bulk Processes – That's easy, isn't it ?

Representative and accurate sampling is important in all process industries where a bulk product is sold and final performance is linked to specific physical and/or chemical properties.  Inaccurate sampling can have a major impact on bottom line profit linked to customer disputes on quality. When a mining company sells precious …

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Powder Characterisation: Chemical, Physical and Mechanical Properties- 4 Day course

Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 May 2016 David J Smith (Director, DJS Process Consulting Ltd.) will be one of the speakers at this prestigious event. This short course will outline the principles and methods for characterising the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of powders at length scales ranging from molecular …

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A "fine" state at a granulation plant

I was recently called in to advise on a very significant problem in a continuous granulation process which has a surprising and certainly non obvious root cause. This particular granulation process was designed to deliver a narrow span product and therefore had fines and overs separation with recycle. After screening, …

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Feedback on powder flow testers

The Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering aims at identifying which are the most used testers and for what purpose, as part of a study that aims at gaining a greater consciousness of the scientific meaning and of the correctness of some …

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FaceBook page launched

DJS Process Consulting launches an official FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/DJSProcessConsulting/

Why is an understanding of process scale up important even at the early stages of prototyping ?

I am often asked about scale up and there is a common misconception that it only really matters when you get to the stage of full scale equipment selection. This mind-set often leads not only to project delays and cost overruns but can even lead to total failure at production …

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