According to Union Process, the customer wanted to cut costs and reduce its environmental impact by using the material in producing new product in their manufacturing process.

This particular process also required the Attritor to operate at elevated temperatures. To do this, Union Process built an abrasion-resistant steel tank with external clamp-on heating plates ASME-rated for 150 PSI at 400°F. The approximate working capacity of the S-400 is 300 gallons of slurry.

The large tank of the S-400 accommodates 12,000 lbs of through-hardened carbon steel grinding media.

"This mill was a win-win for our customer and our environment,” said Emery Li, sales manager. “Not only are they now able to eliminate wasted raw material that they formerly had to dispose of,  but they are now also able to regrind and re-use that material while being environmentally friendly."

Union Process is the inventor and developer of Attritor technology and manufactures wet and dry grinding mills as well as horizontal bead mills.

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