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New Lump Breaker Pulverizes Quickly

February 16, 2017
Van Beek lump breaker
Van Beek lump breaker

Van Beek has developed a robust lump breaker for reducing clumps, lumps, or agglomerations in the food or chemical industry. For a growing number of manufacturers, the lump or clump breaker has now become a vital component at the start of their process line.

The lump breaker can deal effectively with lump formation or agglomerations, for example, turning them to powder. Before lumps pass through the more sensitive machines further on in the process, the lump breaker crushes everything that is bigger than a couple of granules stuck together.

Removing Blockages in the Process Line
This efficient machine helps manufacturers in various ways, like when lumps blocking a rotary valve are continually causing stoppages in a process. Since the lump breaker is installed upstream this no longer happens.

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Better Dissolution in Mixing Tank
The lump breaker is also ideally suited to pulverizing lumps so they dissolve better in a mixing tank, such as for clumps/lumps of sugar going to the mixing tank.

Operation
The product to be reduced falls through a chute onto rotating pins. These are sturdy round bars that rotate above a grating. The operation is as simple as it is efficient: nothing passes through the grating without being crushed. The customer can decide the mesh width. Van Beek uses product tests to determine what type of grating is most suitable for each process.

SS and ATEX
Van Beek can supply a customized lump breaker. The machine is available in SS304 and SS316, and has an installation height of about 400 mm. The lump breaker is supplied as a component to be installed between other components. The machine can be supplied in various voltages. A version suitable for ATEX is also available. As an option, the lump breaker can also be built on a rail to simplify cleaning.

Van Beek, Drunen, The Netherlands +31(0)416 37 52 25 www.van-beek.nl

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