Particle Size Reduction Machines
What is Particle Size Reduction?
"Adding energy to a material to make large pieces smaller"
Energy + Material = Size Reduction
Different types of particle size reduction equipment are available and each has its own method of reduction. The right machine for the task is the one that can add energy most efficiently for the application.
From the beginning of time, humans have found it necessary to make little pieces out of big ones – stone, ore, ice, grain and more. It was a slow, laborious process for many centuries. Then in the Stone Age came the first breakthrough – we call it a hammer – and it worked better than ever. It worked so well, in fact, that it's still one of the most widely used tools in the world.
Today, there are many different size reduction machines available to make little pieces out of big ones. Particle size-reduction equipment includes primary impact crushers and secondary crushers as well as milling machines - cage mills, hammer mills, pulverizers and grinders.
Stedman manufactures a full line of particle size reduction equipment — primary impactors, secondary crushers, tertiary impactors, plus cage mill pulverizers, hammer mill crushers and lump breakers for the aggregate, mining and industrial markets. Materials processed fall into broad categories including abrasive, non-abrasive, wet or dry, sticky and friable. Stedman's experience evaluating these factors helps target the correct equipment for each unique project.
Size Reduction Machine FAQs
As you look for particle size reduction equipment, if you have the answers to the following basic questions, a good, experienced supplier can help you maneuver through designing the best equipment for your application. Begin by answering these five questions:
- What raw material will be crushed?
- What's the raw material's moisture content range?
- What's the raw material's particle size range?
- What production rate should the equipment achieve (in pounds per hour, tons per hour, or kilograms per hour)?
- What particle size range must the final product have?
Test Before You Buy™
The Stedman Testing and Toll Processing Facility is the place to test your material in our full size equipment. If it can be crushed, ground, pulverized or mixed, chances are we’ve done it. We have more than 10,000 test reports to help get you to the best solution quickly. To learn more about what to expect from testing, read our article that ran in POWDER BULK ENGINEERING magazine.