All Blog Posts about ‘Pin Mixers’

Photo of the Week: Industrial Mixers in 3D

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Industrial Mixers

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s industrial mixer options: the pin mixer, and pug mill, also known as a paddle mixer. Pin mixers are ideal for processing fine materials in the presence of a liquid binder. They consist of a central rotar shaft affixed with pins, 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Pins in a Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer Pins

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 →

 

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to process fine materials in the presence of a binder. They are especially adept for micro-pelletizing and de-dusting applications. The following materials are often processed in a pin mixer.  Mixing         Bentonite clay         Diatomaceous earth         Fly ash         Limestone         Magnesium Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Conditioning

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 24” Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

24" Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are used for various agglomeration processes including material conditioning, mixing, de-dusting, agglomerating, and micro-pelletizing. They can be used as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, or in combination with a disc pelletizer or agglomeration drum, to produce a pelletized product. Pin mixers use a rotor Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does a Typical Micro-Pelletizing Setup Look Like?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Does a Typical Micropelletizing Setup Look Like

Micro-pelletizing can be carried out in a pin mixer, or in a pin mixer/disc pelletizer combination. Pin mixers alone often provide efficient results when full-scale pelletizing is not necessary, or when only smaller pellets or conditioning is needed. To begin, the pin mixer accepts the Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →