The blender consists of an opposed/double cone design with a maximum metal powder mix operating capacity of 60,000 lbs and total volume of 450 ft3.
The blender consists of an opposed/double cone design with a maximum metal powder mix operating capacity of 60,000 lbs and total volume of 450 ft3.

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has installed a 60,000lb double cone powder blender at Advantage Metal Powders Inc, a powder blending facility located in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, USA.

The blender consists of an opposed/double cone design with a maximum metal powder mix operating capacity of 60,000 lbs and total volume of 450 ft3. The cones themselves are made of carbon steel, fabricated on-site at the Sinterite facility. The unit operates on a 200HP motor with a gear to gear drive train and features a cycle timer, adjustable speed control and variable speed reducer. It is accompanied by a steel access platform, which was also fabricated at the Sinterite facility.

Installation of this blender increases the lot blending capacity of Advantage Metal Powders from 45,000lbs to 60,000lbs, allowing for a consistent blend in larger lot sizes, Sinterite says.

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