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Automatic screen changing system for hammer mills

Reduces labour hours, downtime and production loss

Grinding, crushing and micronizing raw materials to achieve precisely the desired particle size and structure before processing them to obtain the desired end product. Dinnissen Process Technology specializes in complete grinding systems, consisting of (a combination of) hammer mills, roller mills, knife mills or crushers. Dinnissen develops these systems to meet the specific needs of its clients, so that they can cope with almost any challenge including saving energy, extra hygiene, flexible settings, dust sealing and protection from explosion hazard. Dinnissen Process Technology has now developed a new automatic screen changing system for hammer mills.

The right screen panel guarantees the right end result
Hammer mills are especially suitable for grinding soft to medium-hard products (moderate fat content, fibrous and crystalline) such as grains, sugars and minerals, down to particle sizes of between 150 µ and 3 mm (D99 <800 microns <4 mm). In a hammer mill, freely suspended hammers rotate at high speed inside the grinding chamber. Dinnissen uses single hammers, double hammers or T-hammers depending upon the characteristics of the components to be ground down. The resulting centrifugal force crushes the material being processed against special grinding panels on the inside of the grinding chamber. After being ground down, the product leaves the system via the exchangeable screen. The characteristics of these screen panels are crucial for achieving the desired end result. Perforation shape, screen thickness and screen material determine factors such as throughput size, robustness and the efficacy of the screening process. By utilizing the proper screen, the process can be precisely controlled to achieve the desired particle uniformity in terms of size and shape, tolerance level, screening speed and energy consumption. To facilitate the guaranteed deployment of the right screen panel, Dinnissen has developed an automatic screen changing system for hammer mills.

Screen changer offers speed, convenience and certainty
The automatic screen changing system developed by Dinnissen offers speed, convenience and certainty in situations which require regular switches from one product to another. The automatic screen changer has enough space for 3 to 5 screen holders, each of which can hold two screen elements. The automatic screen changing system, which is fully automatic, places the right screen panels in the screen holder and controls insertion of the appropriate screen panels from the screen holder into the hammer mill. After completion of the production process, the screen changer also removes the screen panels from the hammer mill and stores them in the screen holders. The automatic screen changer makes it possible to automatically change screen panels in hammer mills, thereby minimizing downtime and preventing loss of production. The automatic screen changer can also be fitted with a screen detection system and/or an intelligent camera system, making it possible to identify and report possible damage from the control room.

About Dinnissen

Dinnissen Process Technology offers you a unique mix of expertise plus contracting and manufacturing facilities: from a stand-alone machine to a complete turnkey system, from pre-engineering to project management, and from design to assembly to start-up. Our one-stop shopping concept enables us to operate independently of third-party suppliers. Our extensive international network ensures that we can deliver anywhere in the world.

Sunday October, 22
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