Not all processes can be satisfied with an off-the-shelf solution. We understand that new equipment is often retrofitted to an existing process line and needs to be compatible with current equipment, room restrictions and factory layout.
A recent project involved a customer wanting to integrate our high capacity cone mill into an inline process. This is a great example of how we work with a customer to deliver a solution that works for them.
Customised Cone Mill
The bespoke Uni-Mill M30-U is required to be positioned under a granulator and feed another process machine via a through-the-floor design, as part of an inline process. Hence, the outlet of the mill is close to the ground as shown in the photos below. The mill is also built to conform to an ATEX zone 1/21 environment.
As the floor in the installation room is sloped to allow for drainage (which is not unusual for process rooms), the mill required a means of ensuring it is inline with the process machines it is connecting to. The design includes 4 leveling feet to allow for this – you can see these in the photos on the mill frame.
For ease of integration, the mill uses adjustable connections. An anti-static, ATEX rated flexible connector is attached to the inlet of the mill. The flexible connector can easily compensate for misalignment between process machines. On the outlet, a telescopic chute is used for a secure through-the-floor connection to the downstream process machine. The chute will be bolted to the process room floor.
To detect if powder is bridged in the inlet, a level switch is also incorporated. The mill automatically stops running if too much product builds up in the mill inlet.
We offer a range of cone mills from laboratory scale to pilot to high capacity production – suitable for both dry and wet milling applications.
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