Hammer Mill Application Focus: Grinding Grains for Animal Feed

Producers of animal feed all know a simple truth: when processing cereal grains for animal feed, finished particle size matters.  A lot. Blendability, and digestibility – even the economics of feed production – are all affected by the finished particle size of the grains.  But this is not a one-size-fits-all situation.¹  The ideal finished particle size… Read more »

What are the Benefits of Pneumatic Discharge in Size Reduction?

Size Reduction 101 Hammer mills of all shapes and sizes process material with the same basic pulverizing action. Rectangular steel hammers are attached to a shaft inside of a steel grinding chamber. As the shaft spins, the hammers flail out bringing them into contact with the material being processed. A combination of hammer blows, particle… Read more »

Full Circle Screen Hammer Mills: Low Horsepower, High Throughput

Size reduction equipment comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes: vertical or horizontal hammer mills, jaw crushers, roller mills and ram-fed grinders, just to name a few. For the most part, the size and shape of the mill/grinder/crusher plays a key role in the functionality of the machine, and for the applications it… Read more »

Hammer Mills: 5 Key Styles You Need to Know About

You Need a Hammer Mill for That… So, you have a material that you would like to make smaller for a given purpose. Sounds simple, right?  Well, in most cases it is. However, there are a number of considerations that must be made to get you to the finish line in the most efficient and… Read more »

The Industrial Hammer Mill: A Versatile Workhorse

One Design,  Many Applications The basic design of the industrial hammer mill is really quite simple: A steel chamber containing a shaft to which rectangular steel hammers are affixed. Replaceable plates lining the mill’s interior to reduce wear caused from grinding abrasive materials. Steel screens or bar grates cover the mill’s discharge opening. Material is… Read more »