UNION PROCESS, INC.: Multi-Tank Lab Attritor System
The system reportedly provides users with the opportunity to accomplish multiple test batches under the same lab conditions.
Union Process, Inc. recently announced that it has manufactured a custom multi-tank laboratory attritor system for grinding metal powders and advanced ceramics. The system reportedly enables the use of up to six grinding tanks with six agitator assemblies all in a single unit, allowing for maximum versatility. According to Union Process, the single point of control makes the system consistent and easy to use. This system provides users with the opportunity to accomplish multiple test batches under the same lab conditions. A timing belt assures that all connected attritor shafts run at the same speed for the same period of time, while a support column allows the customer to raise or lower the tank. This particular system was designed with MECO shaft seals so the customer could grind under inert gas.
Powered by a 3 HP, TEFC, explosion-proof motor, the system uses a variable-frequency (inverter) drive installed in a wash-down duty enclosure mounted remotely. On the machine, a stop/start switch with potentiometer is used for controlling the speed. Standard tanks are stainless steel; for a metal-free system, tanks can be constructed from alumina, zirconia or Tefzel®.
For more information, visit www.unionprocess.com.