27 Mar 2012 Press Release

NETZSCH at ceramitec 2012

The two Business Units Grinding & Dispersing as well as Analyzing & Testing of the NETZSCH-Group appear on Ceramitec 2012 on a joint booth. The companies NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik GmbH and NETZSCH-CONDUX Mahltechnik GmbH of the Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing offer a wide spectrum of grinding equipment for a multitude of applications. The company NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik is the market leader for wet grinding and dispersing while NETZSCH-CONDUX is the innovation leader in dry fine grinding and classifying.

In Munich NETZSCH-CONDUX shows  the newly developed LabCompactPlant with the Fluidized Bed Jet Mill Type CGS 10. This plant will set new benchmarks with regard to ergonomics, flexibility, space requirements and reproducibility of results. The plant is designed for concept tests as well as for batches of up to 5 liters in one run (without interruptions). The compact dimensions of around 1.3 m x 0.7 m and a total installation height of about 1.8 m mean it is easy to find room to install the basic module.

The requirements in wet processing of ceramic slurries regarding finer products are constantly rising and the demands for energy-efficient processes are getting more and more important. NETZSCH-Feinmahltechnik shows a mill type LMZ 25 with the agitator shaft in ceramic version for  iron-free grinding with minimal contamination. The machine features an effective grinding chamber volume of 25 liters and works with grinding beads ranging from 0.2 mm to 2 mm. A variety of ceramic materials can be dispersed with this mill to primary particle size. Even real grinding of individual particles to the submicron range is possible. Next to achieving optimum product properties also subsequent processes are favorably influenced. The result of the high homogeneity and the high degree of dispersion is a high sintering activity. This leads to lower sintering temperatures and therefore energy savings during the firing process. In a BMBF sponsored project the reduction of the sintering temperature of up to 100 Kelvin has been demonstrated for porcelain masses.