Milling Mentor: The importance of feedrate control in size reduction
Learn how ensuring reliable feed at a controlled rate influences the mill's production and operational cost.
Size reduction, or comminution, plays an important role in many bulk solids processes in a wide range of industries. Depending on the industry served and the mechanisms used, size reduction may be called crushing, grinding, milling, pulverizing, or slicing. It may be used to reduce particle size or to increase surface area to boost chemical reaction rates, control power generation combustion rates, improve an active drug’s bioavailability, change a food product’s texture or "mouthfeel," increase a material's solubility, or improve a mineral extraction process’s separation efficiency.