UNION PROCESS: Dry Grinding Attritor
May 22, 2015
Union Process, Inc. has manufactured an SD30 dry grinding attritor for a customer who is using the mill for reactive milling. Reactive milling is accomplished by combining an internally agitated media bed with media ranging in size, depending on the reaction, from 3/16-3/8 in. in a closed system. The machine is sealed with a cover and shaft seal in an inert gas atmosphere. After the reactive process occurs, the powder is discharged through a screen, but the media stays in the mill. If need be, the product can be discharged into an inert atmosphere inside a sealed vessel. The grinding chamber is water cooled for temperature control.
Depending on the material being processed, the mill can be explosion proof, as is this particular mill. This mill was powered by a variable-frequency drive (VFD), which was set up in a safe area, and the mill was equipped with emergency stops on each side. A potentiometer was also included to adjust the shaft at the mill, and there were readouts to give shaft RPM and HP on the mill. If required, mills can be put on frame risers to give more room under the mill for discharging.
For more information, visit www.unionprocess.com.