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The efficient operation of separation and classification processes, whether wet or dry, relies on continuous particle sizing for:
Separation and classification processes divide an incoming stream into two on the basis of particle size – a product or feed for further processing, and a return/waste flow.
Real-time particle size data ensure precise control of the cut point between these two streams, optimizing product quality and minimizing waste. In cement finish milling circuits, for example, automated control of the classifier is a proven strategy for meeting cement specifications while maximizing mill throughput, by reducing recycle rates.
The ability to instantly detect a problem safeguards product quality. For certain separation processes, it may also prevent uncontrolled release of particulate matter. A typical example is the use of flocculation and classification within the minerals industry to recycle water.
For both wet and dry separation processes, Malvern works in partnership with equipment suppliers and customers, bringing the analytical know-how to engineer analytical solutions that seamlessly within existing control platforms and accelerate the development of effective automated control strategies.
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Laser diffraction analysis provides the information needed to optimize particle size and increase milling efficiency in cement manufacturing processes. Milling circuit optimization helps reduce environmental footprint and improves efficiency.
When Sacci moved to automate its material analysis operations, it assessed its options for online particle size measurement. This article considers the company's experience with online analysis while examining in some detail the benefits obtained.
This article examines the principles of operation of industrially important mills and how real-time laser diffraction particle size measurement facilitates optimization and automated control.
This article examines the need for optimal control and looks at automated mill control that uses on-line particle size measurement .
Ferrari Granulati transitions from manual off-line analysis of its marble granulates and powders and reports significant business advantages due to increased throughput, reduced energy consumption and improved product quality.
Sieve less, see more! In-line particle sizing improves process control
(February 23 2016)
For us, the Insitec is an essential tool for optimizing the performance of the finishing mills. It provides continuous particle size data, so that the operators can react quickly and confidently when making control decisions. As a result we have increased throughput and enhanced product quality.
Insitec brings value in three areas. It allows us to quantify differences in grindability, supports the development of an effective processing solution and improves the efficiency of our toll manufacturing, which is often a precursor to customer investment.
Insitec is extremely reliable and enables us to provide milling plant for both wet and dry processing that efficiently meets customer goals for premium product quality and low energy consumption.
We can switch between different product grades around three to nine times faster than when we only had offline Blaine measurements for plant control. This has had a major impact on plant throughput. Here we have found the Insitec essential for the production of high quality products.
Mr Thomas Schuster
The Insitec systems are a trusted and integral part of our plant. Our view is that real-time data is invaluable when it comes to producing slag cements with comparable performance to conventional products.
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