May 29, 2015

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Mobile Lump Breaker for Respiratory Care Specialist
Ajax Equipment mobile lump breaker and feed hopper

Solids handling specialist, Ajax Equipment, has supplied leading respiratory medical device designer, manufacturer, and supplier, Intersurgical, with a mobile lump breaker and feed hopper for the processing of set lime and phosphorous.

The stainless steel lump breaker features an integrated control panel and a high standard of safety features. The mobility of the equipment allows the operator to locate the equipment near to the source material. The unit also features sliding safety gates to restrict side access to the discharge area during operation, and the integral holding hopper and hinged cover is fitted with safety features including rotacam safety switches.

As the lump breaker will be used in the size reduction of set lime a medium speed machine was selected. Ajax lump breakers are more efficient in the destructive processes against granular materials, as they combine the effects of dynamic impact, wedging and trapping actions at a rapid rate, in order to fracture the chunks into an acceptable range of particulate fractions, none larger than the grid will pass through. Ajax has optimized the lump breaker’s blade profile to provide a low energy efficient performance while maintaining high impact.

“Filter cake and other set materials can be sensitive to the energy input, so care was taken with regards to clearances, dead zones, and profile of the lump breaker’s rotor blades,” said Ajax technical director, Eddie McGee. “To achieve the desired performance, Ajax carried out testing before production and extensive factory acceptance tests during which over a ton of material was efficiently processed.”  

“Core to Intersurgical is the belief that high-quality and consistency must be achieved in all aspects of our business - even in waste management,” said Daniel Rakauskas of Intersurgical. “With increasingly higher volumes of product being manufactured weekly and the inevitable waste that is generated, a fast and effective method of dealing with it was essential. Ajax’s lump breaker has proven to be consistent and reliable with a design that ensures the safety of our staff. Furthermore, even in these early stages of use the lump breaker has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from production.”

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