The client’s objective was to improve the capacity of the hammer mill by 20%.
In doing so, we had to implement a new design of hammers, shaft and sieves.
The products had to be ground to 0.5mm.
The project had to be a minimal investment.
Intentus Engineering was selected to provide the mechanical engineering for this project.
The existing hammers covered only 60% of the surface. A new design was created to increase the contact area with the material.
Material was blown out of the hammer mill during production, a new pneumatic seal was designed.
The sieves were reinforced to function with the increased pressure of the new hammer design.
The size range of the grinding mill was improved to 0.5mm.
The capacity increase was 10% higher than requested. The efficiency of the hammer mill was improved by 30%.
Product is not longer blown out of the hammer mill.
Intentus Engineering provided the client with a documentation package including test reports, 2D and 3D drawings.
About the project
The hammer mill grinds blocks of savory aromas to a powdered form.
The temperature of the hammer mills is important for the product quality.
therefore the hammer mill is cooled with liquid nitrogen.