Answers to 10 common questions about custom size reduction services
Looking for a way to reduce and classify your dry bulk material without tying up capital in grinding machinery, classifiers, or related dust control equipment? Or are you concerned that setting up a new size reduction process in your plant won't pay for itself if your product requirements change? Using a custom size reduction service may be the answer in these and other situations. As part of Powder and Bulk Engineering's continuing question-and-answer series on common powder and bulk solids processing problems, a practitioner answers 10 commonly asked questions about custom size reduction services.
Q: What kind of materials, in what particle size ranges, can a custom size reduction service handle? A: It depends on the custom [or toll] service's capabilities. Most services offer a wide range of size reduction, but some services handle only certain types of material -- for instance, friable materials that can be processed under ambient conditions rather than heat-sensitive materials that require cryogenic processing.