In a wide variety of industries and occupations, the use of chemical powders has become an indispensable part of production techniques. For example, in mining and quarrying, powder-based explosives are used to break up rock formations, while in metallurgy powdered metal alloys are mixed to create new alloys. Powder handling equipment is therefore a necessary component for the successful manufacturing or processing of these materials. They include the following.
- Agitator Feeder
This is a machine that agitates powdered material so that it can be easily mixed with other materials. For example, in mining, the agitator feeder can be used to mix powdered explosives with sand or magma, or it can be used to mix powdered dolomite with sand and other materials.
- Break-Up Machine
This is a device that breaks up large solid blocks into smaller pieces, especially for powder-based materials such as mineral powders. For example, in mining, break-up machines are used for breaking up the ore into smaller pieces so that the ore can be mined more quickly and efficiently.
- Mixing Machine
This is a device used to mix powdered materials with other materials for various uses, including the mixing of minerals with other chemicals for fertilizer, or the blending of metals into alloy powders. For example, in metallurgy, mixing machines are used to mix different metals into metal alloys.
This machine mixes powdered materials with other materials to produce hot-mix asphalt and concrete products such as tarmac and cement. For example, in construction, an extruder can be used to mix powdered cement with aggregate for various types of pavement.
- Rotary Mortar Mixer
This is a machine used to mix powdered cement with aggregate for various types of paving products. For example, in construction, a rotary mixer can be used to mix powdered cement with aggregates for various types of road surfacing.
- Roller Mill Mill
This is a machine that mixes powdered materials with other materials in order to produce different products from the mixture, such as steel pellets and magnesium oxide concentrates. For example, in metallurgy, pelletizing mills are used for producing mill steel using the pellets produced by rolling mills and then heat-treating them under high pressure.