Looking to refine its silica gel production, one manufacturer recently turned to Wyssmont Co. Inc. for a solution to the buildup and blockages it was experiencing. Silica gel is a sticky, wet, slush-like material that easily builds up on the surfaces of most equipment, blocking product flow. To break the lumps, Wyssmont suggested a Double Rotocage Lumpbreaker. The counter-rotating cages pull the silica gel into the center, and the lumps are broken up between the cages. The manufacturer was also using a conventional screw feeder to feed an air-swept hammer mill, and the screw flights of this feeder would easily build up with the wet silica gel and plug. Wyssmont introduced the company to the Rotoscoop Feeder. Located below the drum, the unit’s cleaning bars scoop the sticky material out of the pockets, preventing it from plugging.
For additional information, call (201) 947-4600, fax (201) 947-0324 or visit www.wyssmont.com.
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