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  • Shaker Mixer for Powder Coating

    March 30, 2015

    The Turbula shaker mixer’s 3-D spiral movement produces a homogeneous mix of free-flowing powders with differing densities, particle sizes, or concentrations. The removable mixing containers eliminate cross-contamination, while allowing for rapid batch changeovers. In addition to variable-...

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  • Choppers/Granulators Maintain High Airspeed

    March 30, 2015

    AirTrim offers a broad line of granulators/choppers with inlet openings that range from 3 in. to custom-designed extra wide sizes, and the ability to process materials as thin as 8 microns. With cast iron or fabricated stainless steel housings, these proven designs are manufactured with 3, 6, 9, or...

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  • Different Approaches to Grinding Abrasive Materials

    March 27, 2015

    I have been grinding materials or particle size reduction for over 30 years. I was introduced to making powder out of lead pigs in a ball mill at my fist job, and have been working in the field of particle size reduction in one form or another for most of my life. The purpose of this article is not...

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  • How Material Size Directly Affects Size Reduction Energy

    March 25, 2015

    This is a study of how the size of the starting material can influence the processing rate, tightness of the particle size distribution, and energy costs associated with particle size reduction.     There are many reasons to pursue jet milling as part of your size reduction plan....

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  • Growing Nutraceutical Market – Shrinking Particle Sizes

    March 24, 2015

    Nutritional supplements have begun exiting the shadows of the vitamins market to become their own unique market segment. Nutritional supplements, such as those taken by health conscious work-out enthusiasts, take several forms like drink mixes, capsules, tablets, and gels. And the old, gold-...

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  • Should You Use Nitrogen for Your Size Reduction Operation?

    March 24, 2015

    Size reduction of solid materials is one of the most important technologies in the modern world because of the breadth of products it impacts. While size reduction is a widely practiced technology, it is not a particularly energy-efficient process. It has been estimated that only a small fraction...

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  • Prater Industries Launches New Website, Logo, Brand Identity

    March 23, 2015

    Prater Industries, a global leader in particle processing equipment, has officially launched a new website and corporate identity.   “The new website and brand update are an outward reflection of the company’s internal focus on continuous improvement,” said Pete Hinzy,...

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  • Side-Access Dual-Rotor Crusher

    March 23, 2015

    This new side-access dual-rotor crusher allows for the screen/grid to be removed through the side plate without disturbing the discharge transition below the crusher. This allows the crusher to be installed where headroom is limited. This crusher can be cleaned and sanitized fast, and is ideal for...

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  • Planetary Mills Grind to Nanometer Range

    March 19, 2015

    The new Fritsch premium line offers rotational speeds and ultrafine grinding results down into the nano range. Due to the time-saving premium grinding bowl locking-system, the automatic checking of the locks in the mill, the blocking in event of impermissible operating states, and the new automatic...

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  • Ball Mills for Hard Inorganic Materials

    March 18, 2015

    Steel ball mills and alumina ceramic lined mills are used primarily for the reduction of hard inorganic materials. Ball mills easily mill solids down to one micron or less with a narrow particle distribution. The mills are self-contained batch mills and eliminate the need for dust collectors,...

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