Processing Equipment

Food, pharma, or industrial, there is a best method for feeding, grinding, blending, and sorting everything. We provide custom designed, fabricated, and integrated processing systems for all types of bulk dry solids, powders, and some slurries. Below you’ll find a far-from exhaustive list of popular equipment. If we seem like a fit but you don’t see the exact piece you’re looking for, fill out the form below; we can improve nearly any system.

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Lump Breakers

Lump breakers use low speed, high-torque beaters to break large chunks of product down to as small as 2 mm. Ideal for soft to medium-hard aggregates, models are available for up to 90 tons/hr. Learn More.

Example of a cone mill

Cone Mills

Cone Mills use a spinning apparatus, varying for the application, which grinds product against a screen. They reach a wide range of grind sizes down to 250 μm and are available for labs and commercial projects alike. Learn More.

Universal Mill

Universal Mills

Universal Mills use interchangeable turbine and pin configurations to provide optimal grinds for the most flexible range of inputs and finished products possible, reaching particle sizes down to 20 μm. Learn More.

Air Classifiers (Kemutec)

Air Classifiers use the collision of particles against one another and the inner chambers to achieve consistent grinds in a cool environment as fine as 5 μm. Learn More.

Discmill with door open showing disc exposed

Disc Mills

Disc Mills can be used for many products from minerals and ceramics to pharmaceuticals and delicate foods. Stone discs are used to maintain low temperatures and protect the nutritional value of whole foods. Learn More.

Roller Mill Example

Roller Mills

Most popular in brewing and distilling, roller mills pass product between two precisely-spaced cylinders to avoid creating particulates which would negatively impact quality of the end-product.
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Hammer mill with door open showing "hammers"

Hammer Mills

Hammer mills crush product with swinging bar hammers and screen particles with grates and screens. They are a general solution for milling most friable materials from pharma and food to chemicals and limestone. Capacities range from ½ – 6 tons/hr.

SCREENERS & SIFTERS

Example of a static sieve

Static Sieves

Cross-flo static sieve screeners & separators are for solid/solid or liquid/solid separation. By pouring product over the custom-sized sieve gaps, fluids can be drained from solids, or small particles can be separated from large without the use of electricity. Very popular in the wastewater industry, they’re great solutions for ultra-high throughput and first-pass applications.

Vibratory Screener Manufacturing

Vibratory Screeners

Vibroscreen sieve screeners & separators classify, de-dust, sift, or de-lump bulk dry solids or solid-laden slurries. These vibratory screeners separate product into up to 5 sizes using different sized screens which can be changed based on the application. FLO-THRU models are also available for applications with particularly stringent height parameters or high temperatures.

Centrifugal sifter equipment

Centrifugal Sifters

The Centri-Sifter uses centrifugal force to propel materials against the screen of the cylindrical sifting chamber. The helical paddles used to perform this action avoid contact with the screens while breaking up soft agglomerates and ejecting over-sized and unusable particles. This solution by Kason is the ideal choice for continuous scalping of dry or moist materials, even those that tend to clump. It is also particularly effective at separating liquids from solids.

air classifying mill

Air Classifiers (Kason)

Kason’s air classifiers sort dry product by particle size for product de-dusting and improved grinder performance. Available in both stationary and mobile units, the largest option is the Whirlwind®, which is self-contained and does not require dust collection. It can separate powders in the range of 100 to 400 mesh (150-38 microns). The Side Draft also operates in the 100 to 400 mesh range, but also features variable speed controls. The SuperFine Air Classifier is used to separate powders between 5 and 44 µ.

MIXERS & BLENDERS

Example of single-piece blender paddle for food mixers

Paddle Blenders

Paddle Blenders have U-shaped horizontal troughs and paddles which move product in opposing horizontal and vertical directions. Paddle blenders are typically used for feed and grain, non-directional slurry mixes, particulates, abrasive products, pastes, filter cakes, and fragile/friable products. They’re favored for their gentleness and ability to mix fractional batches.

Example of ribbon blender paddle for food mixers

Ribbon Blenders

Ribbon blenders are one of the oldest automated mixing methodologies and use u-shaped troughs with opposing sets of helical agitators—one inner, and one outer. By forming 2 opposing cyclones within the product, they create homogeneous mixes quickly but create some heat and can degrade sensitive products.

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Plow Blenders

Plow blenders are well-suited for applications requiring vacuums or high pressure. They use wedge-like plows attached to a high-speed rotor to lift the product and create a weightless effect, helping negate problems caused by differences in particle size or density. They’re adept at mixing solids to solids, liquids to solids, and solids to liquids for a wide range of applications.

Processing fluidizing Blender

Fluidizing Blenders

Fluidizers are a class of paddle blender meant for mixing finely divided solids with varying densities. The paddles are smaller, differently shaped, set at decreasing distances along the shaft, and spun more quickly than what is typically referred to as “paddle” blenders.

Example of hybrid blender paddle for food mixers

Hybrid Blenders

Hybrid mixers combine the opposing-stream concept of the of the ribbon blender and some of the gentleness of the paddle blenders. This creates a more turbulent environment throughout the whole mix as opposed to more locally around the mixing components.

Example of a bolted paddle for food mixers

Bolted Paddle Mixers

When mixing abraisive materials, paddles can experience abnormal wear. By using removable paddles you can maintain effectiveness of the mixer while managing costs. The trade-off is cleanability.

Example of a bolted arm paddle for food mixers

Bolted Arm Blenders

When mixing materials so abrasive they wear down even the arms, those can be made bolt-on as well. Further cleanability is exchanged but in such cases sanitization is rarely a concern.

Mixer/Grinders

Used almost exclusively for meat, mixer/grinders can employ a variety of methods to achieve the desired homogeny and grind. The mixer combines different meats while the feeding auger further grinds product. Various configurations are available. Learn More.

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT

process controls

Process Controls

Processes can be as sophisticated or as simple as needed for any application. Whether you’d like to manually portion ingredients for a single step or push a button on a tablet to take a batch all the way to completion, we deliver custom solutions with programming and operation support.

Level indicators for bulk storage

Level Indicators

Level indicators (also known as level sensors or capacitance probes) come in many styles: vibratory, sonic, optical, radio frequency, and others. We carry numerous brands along with other custom solutions to help settle caking and bridging products so the indicators can get accurate readings.

fluid bed dryer manufacturing

Dryers/Coolers/Moisturizers

The Vibro-Bed uses air & vibration to maximize material’s surface area and therefore the rate at which it can be dried, cooled, or moisturized. Kason’s solution comes in sizes from 18 to 84 inches diameter for laboratory and pilot testing to high-volume processing.

In-Line Magnets

Magnets improve product safety and protect your equipment. We supply and install all solutions from small-scale screening along pharmaceutical lines to separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals for industrial applications. Learn More.

Pattymakers

Typically used for meat, Patty Portioners automatically portion and form product into the desired shape, whether it’s burgers, meatballs, or custom-shaped chicken nuggets. Learn More.

dust collection

Dust Collection/Baghouses

Filtration systems improve product quality, air quality, and fire safety. We offer systems for every application between 500-10,000 CFM, audits for NFPA compliance, and turn-key installation.

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