SOLUTIONS FOR GRINDING FINE POWDERS
Size Reduction Systems
Size Reduction Systems
UNSURPASSED QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN ULTRA-FINE
(0.5–45 MICRON) GRINDING OF FINE POWDERS
The Micro-Jet delivers unsurpassed efficiency and effec- OPERATING PRINCIPLE
tiveness in the ultra-fine grinding and classification of dry The Micro-Jet grinds and classifies in a single, variable
powders for the chemical, pharmaceutical and mineral cylindrical chamber. High-pressure air, gas or steam is
industries. introduced through specially designed nozzles, converting
Each system is custom-engineered to the individual the potential energy of the compressed gas into a grinding
requirements to meet a broad range of grinding applications. stream of sonic or supersonic velocity. This elastic fluid creates
The design of the Micro-Jet system makes operation simple a high-velocity helix that rotates around the center of the mill.
and keeps production costs down. Systems are engineered Raw materials are introduced into the grinding chamber
for laboratory, pilot and full-scale production from 10 through a venturi feed injector. The solid particles are
grams to 10,000 lb/hr. entrained in the turbulent helical flow, causing them to collide.
These high-velocity collisions pulverize the solids into
APPLICATIONS micron and submicron particles.
The particles stratify and grind each other in direct relation
SANITARY, STERILE APPLICATIONS: to their inertia. As the particles are reduced to the desired
pharmaceuticals • foods • cosmetics size, the viscous drag of the exhaust draws only the reduced
HEAT-SENSITIVE MATERIALS: particles into the discharge stream.
waxes • pigments • toners
HARD, ABRASIVE MATERIALS:
minerals • abrasives • rare earth alloys
polymers • plastics • precipitates
fungicides • herbicides • pesticides
propellants • explosives • oxidizers
Model 8 Micro-Jet System designed for continuous processing
of bulk pharmaceutical at a rate of 50 lbs/hr. Sanitary Micro-Jet is designed to meet USDA and pharmaceutical guide-
lines for cleaning and/or sterilization.
Exceptionally fine grinding: The Micro-Jet operates within Replaceable liners for enhanced performance:
a very narrow, adjustable range to provide 0.5 to 45 micron Abrasive, sticky and contamination-sensitive products can
average finished product sizes. all be processed by means of specialized Micro-Jet liners.
Specialized liners include:
Improved grinding efficiency: The air flow rate, air pressure
• Alumina • PTFE
and grinding pattern are easily adjusted by means of inter-
• Tungsten Carbide • Urethane
changeable grinding nozzles and liners. Individual Micro-Jet
• Silicon Carbide • Polyethylene
systems may be tailored to optimize both the desired particle
size and the production rate. Simple cleanup and changeover: For batch runs and pro-
duction that requires cleaning between runs, the Micro-Jet
TYPICAL OPERATING PARAMETERS allows fast access to all product contact surfaces. the Micro-Jet
is engineered for rapid disassembly without special tools.
MILL SERIES PRODUCTION SCFM AIR STEAM (LB/HR)
NUMBER CAPACITY (LB/HR) @70˚F & 100 PSIG @550˚F & 100 PSIG Combined operations: The Micro-Jet can perform multiple
2 0.5–5 20 N/A operations simultaneously, for increased efficiency:
4 1–50 25–75 50–200 • Drying and Grinding
8 3–100 50–150 200–500 • Blending and Grinding
12 25–200 150–300 400–1000 • Coating and Grinding
16 50–400 250–500 750–1500
20 75–600 400–800 1000–2000
• Chemical Addition
24 100–1200 700–1200 1500–3000 Reduced production costs: The Micro-Jet system is engi-
30 200–3000 1100–1800 3000–5000
36 300–5000 1700–2500 4000–7000
neered to provide maximum flexibility and production effi-
42 400–10000 2400–3500 6000–9000 ciency. Our application expertise enables us to provide the
optimum system for individual customer requirements.
TYPICAL MICRO-JET SYSTEM
AIR DRIER AND FILTER
A Model 4 Micro-Jet laboratory system. The self-con- The Model 42 Micro-Jet designed to grind a chemical
tained portable system includes all the components intermediate to a 6 micron average at 2 metric ton/hr.
required for operation.
APPLICATION ENGINEERING JET-O-MIZER
Fluid Energy Processing & Equipment Company oper- A unique design makes the JET-O-
ates a complete test facility to demonstrate the perfor- MIZER the most versatile of our prod-
mance of our equipment using your raw feed. Complete uct line, grinding dry materials to the
0.5-45 micron range. This vertical jet
raw feed and finished product analyses are conducted in
grinding mill ensures easy operation,
our Quality Control Lab. Engineering and process data consumes less power and produces a
are accumulated to develop a total system architecture narrow particle size distribution.
for your application.
Whether your needs involve large-scale production control
or basic benchtop convenience, our expert engineering and ROTO-JET
complete project coordination ensure efficient, cost-saving The ROTO-JET is a grinding mill that
solutions to your critical application challenges. utilizes a sophisticated grinding tech-
nology yielding more controlled size
SPECIAL SERVICES distribution. With the advanced design
of the integrated, adjustable classifier,
Rental Systems: Most of Fluid Energy’s particle size distribution can be more
advanced systems are available on a rental basis to fulfill easily controlled. Efficient compressed
your immediate processing requirements. air usage and total system automation
Custom Processing: Fluid Energy maintains two facil- ensure manufactured product is of the
ities for coarse and fine grinding of your material on a highest quality.
contractual basis. Other services include blending, dry-
ing and packaging. The fully equipped QA laboratory in THERMAJET
each facility is available for moisture, particle size and The THERMAJET is an established line
custom analyses of your products. of compact, highly-efficient flash dri-
ers to deagglomerate and dry any wet
solid, slurry, centrifuge or filter cake.
Ideal for safe processing of heat sen-
sitive or reactive products, these dri-
ers can also be used for flash calcin-
The JET-O-CLONE is a line of custom-
designed cyclone separators that can
provide primary collection of micron
and sub-micron particles at 98%+
efficiency. These separators are com-
monly used in conjunction with our
grinding and drying equipment.
Fluid Energy is the world's largest jet mill supplier, rep- DUST COLLECTORS
resenting over fifty years of experience in jet Fluid Energy applies its comprehen-
milling and flash drying technologies. sive processing experience to offer a
This strong background, combined with aggressive complete line of DUST COLLECTORS.
ongoing product development, makes Fluid Energy These advanced systems provide
an innovative leader in the design of fine mate- 99.99% effective particulate capture
rial processing systems and specialized equipment. and are designed to ensure compati-
bility with our grinding and drying sys-
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