Chemical Impact Mills & Compactors

Mixing, compacting, briquetting, granulating and pulverizing of chemicals.

Chemical Industry Applications

For decades, Fitzpatrick has been a leader in the design, manufacture — and improvement — of industrial impact mills and compactors to meet the stringent demands of the chemical industry. Our FitzMill® comminutors — impact mills for precision particle size reduction — and Chilsonator® roll compactors — for converting powders into granules — feature a generous range of models to meet a variety of chemical granulation process demands.

Each model can be customized to best meet your specific needs by installing or substituting any of a number of available component permutations. Examples include different screen types and sizes, various rotors equipped with different knife- or impact-edge blades, bar rotors and feed throat orientations/configurations. The ability to modify our machines by changing components allows for hundreds of unique configurations, further extending the number of applications that can be achieved using these machines.Because specialized materials, such as carbide, hastelloy and other exotic metals, are used during construction, Fitzpatrick machines can stand up to the most abrasive and corrosive environments.

Impact Mills and Industrial Roll Compactors for Chemical Processing

Our industrial impact mills (comminutors) and industrial compactors excel at meeting customers’ chemical granulation, compacting and mixing needs. Over the years, we’ve continually improved our designs and tweaked the materials we use in the manufacture of these precision instruments to keep up with emerging and/or changing demands within the chemical industry. Since the introduction of the Fitzpatrick Chilsonator® line in the 1950s, for example, we’ve been continually improving this dry agglomeration technology.

We’ve also adapted to the need within the chemical industry for corrosion-resistant equipment, by incorporating high-performance Hastelloy superalloys in our designs. These highly resistant and chemically inert materials are especially important in areas where reactive chemicals might otherwise pose a threat to the structural integrity of the mill. We also employ ceramics and other exotic materials to improve corrosion resistance and extend the working life of your machinery and its key components. 

Industry-leading chemical companies around the world rely on our chemical mixing and granulation equipment to achieve a wide range of outcomes; including compacting, briquetting, granulation, pulverizing and particle size reduction. Each unit is built to stringent quality standards, ensuring that it will operate efficiently and effectively under even the most demanding processing conditions.

Real-world examples of products routinely processed by our satisfied customers using the FitzMill® platform of industrial comminutors include: fertilizers, activated carbon, urea, polyamide, battery mix, toner and various polymers.

Chemical Roll Compaction

Our chemical roll compactors effectively and efficiently compact powdered chemical materials into a uniform sheet. The ideal equipment for increasing product bulk density or controlling the product solubility rate. Common uses of our roll compactors for chemical manufacturing include ceramics, plastic additives, chlorine powders, and other chemical powder mixes.

Because there are so many factors affecting the compression behavior of chemical powders -- particle size, moisture content, roll speed, and roll gap to name just a few -- the proper configuration of a chemical roll compactor machine is critical to effective processing. Our specialists have configured Fitzpatrick machines for countless chemical processing applications and will work with your team to select and configure the right compaction equipment for your chemical manufacturing process.

Chemical Industry Applications

Examples of applications routinely achieved using the Chilsonator® line of roll compactors include: animal feed antibiotics, growth promoters and additives; antioxidants; chlorine powders (e.g. TCCA, DCCA, calcium hypochlorite and bromine compounds); zinc powders; plastic additives; flame retardants; alkaline battery mix; and thermoplastic fluoropolymers, such as polyvinylidene fluoride, polyvinylidene difluoride (Kynar) and other specialty polymers. 

In summary, there is essentially no chemical manufacturing process that can’t be facilitated by using Fitzpatrick’s flagship line of FitzMill® and/or Chilsonator® industrial impact mills and industrial compactors.

For further information regarding how Fitzpatrick can improve your chemical milling, granulation of compaction processes, request a quote via our website. One of our qualified and experienced team members will be in touch promptly. Or contact us more directly by visiting our contact page.

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