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Screen Classifying Cutter for Hard, Soft or Fibrous Materials

A new Model SCC-15 Screen Classifying Cutter cuts hard, soft or fibrous materials into controlled particle sizes with minimal fines at high rates, according to this firm. The cutter features a patented helical rotor design with dozens of cutter heads…

Analysette 22 MicroTec Plus

The Analysette 22 MicroTec Plus is the latest generation of this company’s particle measurement technology. The instrument covers a range of 0.08 to 2,000 µm with a resolution of up to 108 measuring channels. The wet dispersion unit is equipped…

These new scales are unaffected by chemical spills

These new spill-containment scales weigh only the chemical dispensed into the water treatment system and are not affected by chemical spills. The scales have four load cells that are completely sealed in PVC and vinyl plastic enclosures to protect from…

A vacuum conveyor that is GMP-compliant

Piab Vacuum Conveyors The UC Series of vacuum conveyors (photo) comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards, and are suitable for pharmaceutical processing applications, including loading and unloading coating pans, manufacturing tablet cores and handling or transferring pharmaceutical powders. Fully…

Shred and granulate plastics and wood with one machine

Now it is possible, in one single size-reduction step, to both shred and obtain small granule sizes with the HB Series granulator. The design of this machine combines a feed hopper and a hydraulic ram with a granulator. The special…

Handle sluggish materials with this conveyor

Hapman The Helix Hi/Lo flexible screw conveyor (photo) is designed for handling sluggish or non-free-flowing materials without the need for separate in-hopper agitation. The system encourages discharge of sluggish solids with an optional mass-flow hopper with a steep conical shape,…

A new method for recycling old tires

Amandus Kahl This firm has developed a process for ambient grinding of waste tires that is said to be more economical than traditional ambient or cold grinding processes. Tires are first cut into 50–100-mm chips, which are then conveyed to…

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Consider Wet Agglomeration To Improve Powder Flow

Agglomeration is the process of converting fine powder particles into larger particles by the introduction of external forces. Agglomeration is often desirable because the process yields a product that has a higher bulk density, contains less dust, and has improved…

Mechanical Centrifugal Air Classifiers

An improved understanding of air classifier systems and their application can help in selecting the right device Mechanical centrifugal air classifiers are used extensively to process aggregates, ceramics, chemicals, foods, minerals, metals, plastics, flyash and other materials. They are normally…

Ask the Experts: Discharging from bulk bags

Question:  Should we convert from manual dumping of sacks to discharging from bulk bags?    Answer: Dry, bulk chemicals have long been purchased in 50-lb (23-kg) paper and plastic sacks for several reasons. In volumes smaller than rail and truckloads,…