All Blog Posts about ‘Pin Mixers’

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 →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Glass Batch Conditioned in a Pin Mixer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

The Benefits of Adding A Pin Mixer to a Limestone Disc Pelletizing System

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Pelletizing

Made up of Calcium Carbonate, limestone is mined around the world for use in agricultural applications as a soil amendment for neutralizing soil pH. Typically crushed prior to use, limestone is processed to a very fine powder. And while highly effective for use on soils, 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 →

 

Pin Mixers: The Preferred Device When Pelletizing Gypsum & Limestone

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized-Gypsum

Pelletizing powdered limestone and gypsum materials provides significant value in terms of better handling characteristics, easier transportation, and improved application and performance. While the disc pelletizer has long been the standard for producing granular limestone and gypsum, the industry has found that the addition of Continue reading →

 

Introduction to Pin Mixer Design & Customization

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

FEECO-Custom-Pin-Mixer

The pin mixer is a horizontal, medium-shear industrial mixer used in a wide variety of settings. It is most well known for its ability to densify and de-dust; from chemical processing to energy production, it is the equipment of choice when pelletizing or agglomerating ultra-fine Continue reading →

 

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

What is the Difference Between a Pug Mill and a Pin Mixer

Pin mixers and pugmill mixers 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 →

 

Using a Pin Mixer to Pelletize Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Gypsum Pin Mixer

When designing a gypsum pelletizing system, most attention focuses on larger equipment such as disc pelletizers or rotary dryers. However, the importance of a pin mixer for gypsum pelletizing should not be overlooked. Pin mixers offer numerous benefits such as solids mixing, densification, and granulation. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on the Use of a Pin Mixer for Processing Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

use-of-a-pin-mixer-for-processing-gypsum

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the use of a pin mixer for processing gypsum. Gypsum is widely used as a soil amendment, but it is first processed into granules for improved handling and application characteristics. Using a Pin Mixer to Process Continue reading →

 

FEECO’s Pin Mixer is Ideal for De-dusting Coal

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin-Mixers-Ideal-for-De-dusting-Coal

Despite the effort to move away from fossil fuels, coal is still an important energy source and will likely continue to remain so into the future. Unfortunately, with coal comes coal dust – a challenging and unavoidable by-product of the industry. Coal dust presents a Continue reading →