Evaluating grinding media is a critical part of the analysis.
All Union Process grinding medias are tested for wear,
consistency, reliability of manufacture and suitability for
the specific milling application.
Union Process offers a complete choice of the best
available media. Grinding media can be ordered at the
same time as milling equipment, or obtained separately.
Once the analysis of the application is complete, Union
Process makes its recommendation as to which specific
grinding solution will best meet the
company’s needs. Union Process will
consider the type of mill (small media
mill or wet or dry grinding Attritor),
size of mill (laboratory or production)
or type of processing mode (batch,
circulation or continuous).
Test . . .
Union Process performs a lab test
on the customer’s material in its
fully equipped, technologically
advanced on-site laboratory. Both
wet and dry grinding laboratory
mills are available for testing
The results are then evaluated
by the customer or analyzed
utilizing advanced instruments and
procedures available in the Union
Evaluate . . .
Particle characterization techniques include a laser
diffraction instrument, surface area analyzer, x-ray
sedigraph and Fisher Sub-Sieve, as well as high-power
microscopes and grind gauges.Torque and amperage
may be monitored during the milling process to
calculate power consumption.
The customer receives a detailed lab report that
includes all test data, processing recommendations
and estimated throughputs based on the
customer’s production requirements.
At this point, the customer may decide to
proceed to larger scale evaluation of the
material, utilizing the Union Process pilot
plant. Union Process operates a fully
equipped pilot plant facility which simulates
actual production conditions.The pilot plant
contains mid-size and full-size production
equipment for conducting scale-up studies
or to make larger quantities of test product.
Recommend. . .
Union Process helps customers choose
the most cost-effective milling solution for
their needs, based on test results, plant
requirements, and desired production rates.
If special engineering is required, Union
Process’ team of engineers can design custom
systems to meet any process requirements
or customer specifications.