Latest Multi-Tank Lab Attritor System is Offered with a Timing Belt

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The Custom Multi-Tank Lab Attritor System uses up to six grinding tanks and six agitator assemblies. The system is designed for accomplishing multiple test batches. The timing belt ensures all the connected Attritor shafts run at same speed for same period of time. It is equipped with a 3HP, TEFC motor that uses variable frequency drive and is used for grinding metal powders and advanced ceramics. The Attritor is designed with MECO shaft seals that enables customer to grind under inert gas.

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Union Process Builds Multi-Tank Lab Attritor System for Grinding Metal Powders and Advanced Ceramics

Akron, Ohio. . .Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment, as well as a supplier of grinding media and materials characterization services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has manufactured a custom multi-tank lab Attritor System for grinding metal powders and advanced ceramics.

The Attritor System includes usage of up to six grinding tanks, with six agitator assemblies all in a single unit, allowing for maximum versatility. The single point of control makes the system consistent and easy to use. This unique system provides the opportunity to accomplish multiple test batches under the same lab conditions.

A timing belt assures that all connected Attritor shafts run at the same speed for the same period of time. A support column allows the customer to raise or lower the tank. This particular system was designed with MECO shaft seals so the customer could grind under inert gas.

Powered by a 3 HP, TEFC, explosion-proof motor, the system uses a variable frequency (inverter) drive installed in a wash-down duty enclosure mounted remotely. On the machine, there is a stop/start switch with potentiometer for controlling the speed.

Customers may choose standard stainless-steel tanks, or for a metal-free system, tanks can be constructed from alumina, zirconia, or Tefzel®.

Since 1946, Union Process has been developing and building custom Attritors for a wide variety of applications for customers all around the world.

Union Process is the inventor and developer of Attritor technology and manufactures wet and dry grinding mills as well as horizontal bead mills.

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Union Process, Inc.

Chuck Major


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Clayman & Associates

Marjorie Clayman


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