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November 1, 2010

Mechanical Centrifugal Air Classifiers

Improved understanding of air classification systems and their application can help in selecting the right device

Joseph Muscolino,  Sturtevant Inc.

Air classifiers eliminate the blinding and breakage issues associated with screens. They work by balancing the physical principles of centrifugal force, drag force, collision and gravity to generate a high-precision method of classifying particles according to size and density. For dry materials of 100-mesh and smaller, air classification provides the most effective and efficient means for separating a product from the feed stream, for dedusting, or, when used in conjunction with grinding equipment, for increasing productivity....

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