Efficient Material Processing – Introducing Hammer Mills
The uneven or oversized feedstock causes agglomeration process to be less productive. The most important focus point for any company that works with a variety of granulated materials is keeping the feedstock as uniform as possible. In order to maintain the uniform size, various techniques are being used including screening and hammer mills. Both methods help to preprocess the material and break down oversized particles. This makes the final product much more attractive.
Hammer Mills quickly reduce the size of particles and efficiently preprocess the feedstock that was screened via vibration screeners previously. The combination of methods drastically improves the rate of processing and make the whole production more effective.
The Importance of Particle Size Management
Manipulating the characteristics of the product is done through manipulating the properties of the feedstock. There are two main reasons to implement additional particle size reduction measures:
Recycling the material. The uniform product is being packed and shipped. The feedstock that was separated during screening can be used once again. While oversized and undersized particles are being gathered during the filtering process, the feedstock is still usable. This procedure of reusing the material is called recycle. If the company wants to ensure that the material is used as efficient as possible, the material should be carefully filtered and used to the last ounce.
Implementing the right production loop that has various particle size management tools is the best way to maximize the efficiency of any facility that conducts agglomeration processes.
Simultaneously, the continuity of the process is highly important. Having a continuous stream of feedstock is crucial for creating a high-quality product with minimum downtime. The reliability and flexibility of the equipment line is the key to a successful particle management. To ensure the uniform size of the material during the recycle process, employing hammer mills attached to the shaft of the vessel is a perfectly sound solution.
Distributing particle size. In many cases, ensuring that the feedstock consists of differently sized particles is important. This can be beneficial during palletization. Uniform particles may leave empty spaces inside pellets that can be filled by smaller particles in order to make a more robust unit. This is extremely important when producing a high quality product. Again, implementing hammer mills alongside high speed vibration screeners is a good solution in the vast majority of scenarios. Adjusting the range of sizes can be done through employing customized screeners and hammer mills.
A Hammer Mill in Action
Our design of a hammer mill is simple and elegant. We mount hammers on the shaft and they are driven in motion by the rotation of the drum. The hammers spin and hit the material breaking down particles at a very high rate.
This solution is very flexible and can be used in a multitude of ways. Employed widely in both granulation and palletization processes, hammer mills are a cheap and efficient addition to your processing equipment. Hammer mills are used generally for processing minerals and manufacturing organic fertilizers. This is due to robust construction of the equipment and its extreme efficiency.
The process that involves hammer mills is well illustrated in the diagram of your standard palletization loop at any processing facility. Hammer mills are used to reduce the size of material particles. Here, the mill is used to break down the particles after screening. However, you can place it in the beginning of the line to break down raw feedstock.
- Raw feedstock
- The pin mixer
- First Liquid Sprayer
- Disc pelletizer
- Disc pelletizer feed
- Second Liquid Sprayer
- Rotary Dryer
- Hammer Mill
- Recycle Line
On-size particles are being separated from smaller and larger particles that are being recycled and processed via hammer-milling respectively.
Strommachina’s Hammer Mills
Strommachina has rich experience in producing robust and highly efficient processing tools. With incredibly strong steel parts, hardened bearings, and wear-resistant chain hammers, our hammer mills are less likely to receive damage or wear down quickly. At the same time, our equipment is designed for heavy-duty applications and can sustain the most demanding conditions. We also take our pride in creating accretion-resistant design that will make build-up less likely to occur during processing. Our innovations help in both prolonging the life span of the equipment and preventing costly downtimes.
With our rich expertise on the matter, we offer economically sound solutions to our customers. Please contact Strommachina specialists today and learn how you can improve your business with our state-of-the-art solutions!