All Blog Posts about ‘Pin Mixers’

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Pin Mixer and a Pug Mill?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers and pug mills are industrial mixing devices with each offering their own distinct advantages and capabilities. Oftentimes, the material itself dictates which piece of equipment is best for the operation at hand. Pug mills are used for mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning. They utilize Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Before and After Processing in a Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a material before and after processing in the FEECO Innovation Center’s batch pin mixer. Pin mixers are adept for mixing, agglomerating, conditioning, micro-pelletizing, and de-dusting applications. The intense spinning action allows them to densify material and create small pellets, an ideal Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pin Mixer Under Production

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week highlights a pin mixer currently under production in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. Pin mixers are industrial mixers used to condition, mix, micro-pelletize, and agglomerate material. They can be used a pre-cursor to a disc pelletizing or agglomeration drum set-up, or as a Continue reading →

 

Why Add a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing Operation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Some limestone pelletizing operations use a pin mixer to condition the material prior to processing it on a disc pelletizer. While this step is not required, adding a pin mixer to a limestone pelletization process offers many benefits to the overall agglomeration operation at hand, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 10″ Rental Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a FEECO pin mixer. It is one of our rental units, available for your on-site processing convenience. The continuous mixer is 10”, with the capacity varying significantly from material to material and process to process. The pin mixer also features a raising Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pins in a Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the pins, or rod-like mechanisms, in a pin mixer. Pin mixers are a diverse industrial mixing solution, ideal for blending, conditioning, agglomerating, and de-dusting fine materials. They can work as a stand-alone piece of equipment, or as a precursor to pelletization Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a batch pin mixer in the FEECO Innovation Center. Our team of Process Experts use the small-scale mixer during agglomeration lab tests for a variety of purposes. The batch pin mixer is commonly used for pre-conditioning material samples, blending moisture or binder, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Pin Mixer Work?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to condition, agglomerate, and mix bulk materials, and work most effectively with fine materials such as powders. They utilize an intense spinning motion, in the presence of a binder, to produce small, dense agglomerates. Rods, or “pins,” are Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash Agglomeration

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Fly Ash

Fly ash is a fine, powder-like material generated from coal-burning power plants. And despite an increase toward more sustainable energy production, coal-burning power plants are still prevalent, producing fly ash that could serve as a valuable commodity. Thus now is an important time as any Continue reading →

 

Pin Mixers: An Ideal Solution for Processing Ultra Fine Materials

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are an industrial mixing solution ideal for mixing, conditioning, and agglomerating material fines in the presence of a binder. While paddle mixers are best-suited for heavy-duty materials such as ores, pin mixers excel in applications where extremely fine materials, such as powders, must Continue reading →