NETZSCH Fluidized Bed Jet Mills set future trends for the fine grinding of dry materials.
Ultra-fine Grinding and Ultra-fine Classifying on a Laboratory Scale
NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH, one of the global leading companies in the area of dry product processing, is part of the Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing of the NETZSCH Group. Customers profit from our comprehensive experience potential and our diverse machine program, ranging from laboratory- and production machines to complete production lines. Fine impact mills, classifying- and jet mills as well as fine-cutting mills and high-efficiency fine classifiers made by NETZSCH are mainly used in the application areas chemistry, inorganic materials/minerals, ceramics and life science for pharma- and food applications.
In the ceramic industry the mechanical treatment of raw materials, processed or finished powders is an important part of many production processes. At the same time the grinding- and classifying processes are also of primordial importance, in order to ensure a range of particle sizes which is usually exactly defined for the particular process. The grinding principle of jet milling has proved itself to be particularly effective for the grinding of ceramic and abrasive materials. They can be ground to high finenesses, with an exact upper particle size limit, in one working step.
Sofraced, the only company in France to manufacture ceramic powders for use in dental prostheses, has decided to diversify its grinding processes. At first glance, this seems simple, but the new process requires a ceramic powder devoid of all traces of other materials, in order to prevent alterations in its color and bio-compatibility. Ceramic is highly abrasive. NETZSCH Trockenmahltechnik GmbH, builder of grinding machines and equipment was asked to assist in finding some good solutions. This was not always easy!
[Translate to Chinese:] The interest in finer, dry products has led to the development of more efficient jet milling processes. The first part of the paper describes the thermodynamic basic principles for generation and application of steam, and compressed gases. Practical experience has shown that in the aspired fineness range stabilization during grinding provides an enormous potential for improvement. Some selected examples demonstrate that the energy requirement can be reduced by a factor of more than two by suitable choice of stabilizers.