All Blog Posts about ‘Pin Mixers’

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 agglomerating ultra-fine materials. A 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 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 →

 

Using a Pin Mixer to Process Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Gypsum Pin Mixer

When designing a gypsum processing system, most attention focuses on larger equipment such as disc pelletizers or rotary dryers. However, the importance of a pin mixer for gypsum processing 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

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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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →