The system includes usage of up to six grinding tanks.
The system includes usage of up to six grinding tanks.

Union Process, which makes particle size reduction and dispersing equipment, says that it has supplied a custom multi-tank lab Attritor System for grinding metal powders and advanced ceramics.

The system includes usage of up to six grinding tanks, with six agitator assemblies in a single unit. It is possible to accomplish multiple test batches under the same lab conditions, while a timing belt helps assure that all connected Attritor shafts run at the same speed for the same period of time. The Attritor features a support column to allows the user to raise or lower the tank and MECO shaft seals so powder can be ground under inert gas.

Union Process’ system is powered by a 3 HP, TEFC, explosion-proof motor with a variable frequency (inverter) drive installed in a wash-down duty enclosure mounted remotely. On the machine, there is a stop/start switch with potentiometer for controlling the speed.

This story is reprinted from material from Union Processwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.