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Reducing Lumps and Agglomerates

April 17, 2014

The Gericke Nibbler, distributed throughout North America by Powder Technologies (PTI), offers the combination of integrated paddles and suitable screens to reduce lumps and agglomerates to the desired size needed for the process. Similar to a centrifugal sifter or mill, the Nibbler offers higher torque and force, while maintaining a paddle circumferential speed of less than 1m/s. As a result, no dusts or fines are formed, allowing the Nibbler to function effectively in hazardous areas. In the Nibbler, products pass vertically from the top of the machine to the bottom, and the rotating paddles force the product through the hole in the screen until the desired size granule is achieved. The screen can be pulled out of the machine for easy cleaning, and automatic clean-in-place applications flood and wash the unit completely. The net benefits to production include: a reduction in mixing time and energy input as a result of working with finer powders; more uniform heating, melting, or dissolution; and improved pneumatic transfer.
Powder Technologies Inc., Hainesport, NJ 609-914-0521 www.powdertechusa.com

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