How is Finished Particle Size Determined?

In any given size reduction application, the specific properties of the material being processed play a key role in how finished particle size reduction is achieved. Hardness, brittleness, moisture content, oil content, etc. are all considered when determining not only the appropriate style of size reduction equipment, but also the configuration of the equipment’s internal… Read more »

Hammer Mill Improves Craft Brewery’s Efficiency (Case Study)

Tin Man Brewing Company  1430 West Franklin Street Evansville, IN 47710 Processing:  Wheat, rye, malted barley, unmalted barley End product:  Beer Forward Thinking Brewers The Tin Man Brewing Company of Evansville, Indiana is an early adopter in the craft brewery world.  They are one of the first craft breweries to utilize a mash filter… Read more »

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 »