All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Choosing an Industrial Mixer: Pin Mixers vs. Paddle Mixers

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pin Mixer or Paddle Mixer

When considering the use of an industrial mixer, be it for pre-conditioning prior to a disc pelletizer, or as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, it is often common to run into the question of which mixer will serve the process and material best: a pin mixer, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums for Processing Gold Ore

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

As gold continues to be one of the most widely used precious metals, more and more companies are expanding their reach in the gold mining and processing industry. And as with any finite resource in a world of growing demand, reclaiming as much of this Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pin Mixer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Pin Mixer

This week’s photo is a 3D image of a pin mixer. Pin mixers are industrial mixers that can be used in mixing, agglomeration, and conditioning applications. They are particularly adept at processing fine materials such as powders, and are commonly used to process materials such Continue reading →

 

Double Shaft Paddle Mixers: The Choice for Heavy Duty Applications

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Paddle Mixer

When it comes to mixing bulk solids, few industrial mixers can stand up to the double-shaft paddle mixer. The paddle mixer, or pug mill, is often chosen for its ability to create a homogeneous mixture from both wet and dry ingredients, offering a versatile solution Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Attrition?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Attrition

Attrition transpires when agglomerates break down into fines- an undesirable occurrence that results in excess dust and waste product. It is commonly seen with granules produced via compaction granulation, and is caused by the rough, jagged edges rubbing against one another and wearing down the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Pug Mills for Copper Concentrates

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on pug mills for copper concentrates. Pug mills are a critical piece of equipment in processing copper concentrates for smelting – so critical in fact, that many companies will purchase two at a time – one as 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 →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Paddle Mixer Applications?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Paddle Mixer Applications

Paddle mixers are relatively flexible devices, able to mix, condition, and agglomerate a diverse range of bulk solid materials. They are also adept at processing both liquid and solid feeds, and can be used as stand-alone pieces of equipment, or prior to processing in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Micropelletizing

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →