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A new volume for this family of bead mills

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The Cenomic Optima bead mill (photo) has a range of technological improvements that result in higher flowrates, higher power inputs and improved cooling to deliver up to 25% higher productivity than previous mills of the Cenomic family. The Cenomic Optima is said to offer 37.5% more grinding-disc surface for more efficient bead activation. The 30-kW drive unit allows users to increase power input and thus more rapidly reach the required specific energy for optimal grinding. This can improve productivity by up to 25% without increasing the footprint, says the company. A ceramic inner liner ensures the products stay cooler during grinding and allows the usage of the higher power input without breaching the product’s temperature limit. A larger screen diameter reduces pressure within the chamber and delivers at least 25% higher flowrates. This speeds up the process and avoids unwanted hydraulic packing. — Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland