Blender easily handles large metal powder batches
A toll processor installs a new horizontal rotary batch blender to increase the batch sizes of its custom metal powder blends.
Since 1997, Allegheny Blending Technology (ABT), Ridgeway, Pa., has been producing custom ferrous and nonferrous metal powder blends for local companies that make a range of finished metal products. When ABT first started operations, it used four double-cone blenders to make the various blends in 500-, 2,500-, 5,000-, and 10,000-pound batches. The company used a smaller 25-pound-capacity double-cone blender for testing and sampling purposes. In 1999, when customers began requesting truckload-size 45,000-pound batches, Paul Reed, ABT founder and president, decided to purchase a new large-capacity batch blender to meet customer demand.