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Publication Date: 02/2000
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Ten things you need to consider when choosing and installing a roller press system

Compacting your powder into briquets or producing granules with a roller press system can make both you and your customers happy. The briquets and granules are easier to handle than powders -- they're much less dusty, don't segregate by size, shape, or density, and provide several other benefits as well. But selecting the right roller press system for your application and completing the installation is a complex process. After introducing you to some roll compaction and roller press basics, this article details 10 things you need to consider when choosing and installing a roller press system.

Roll compaction is a form of high-pressure agglomeration. The method requires a roller press, which exerts mechanical pressure on a powder or other dry bulk material as it's forced between two counter-rotating rolls. This pressure compresses the material into compacts, which are either briquets or a sheet that's subsequently passed through a mill to produce granules.

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