SaintyCo hammer mills are high precision machines for grinding solid and hard granules. Our hammer mills guarantee uniform grinding, noiseless operation and less heat buildup in all pharmaceutical processes.
Whether you need standard or customized hammer mills, SaintyCo offers many series for specialized shredding applications. The cGMP compliance and innovative design make SaintyCo hammer mills the most sough-after in this industry.
Every part/component you see in the image above plays an integral role in the overall working principle of hammer mills. However, the milling process mainly takes place in the crushing chamber (part 3).
Hammer mills crushing tools may be coupled directly to a motor or driven by a belt. As opposed to direct connection, the belts can cushion the motor from shock and allows for accurate speed adjustment.
In case youre new to hammer mills in pharmaceutical and food processing industries, here are three crucial steps that will help you understand how this equipment works. Before that, you can watch this video to see how hammer mills work:
Basically, within this chamber, the material is hit by a repeated combination of knives/hammer impact and collision with the wall of the milling chamber. Moreover, collision between particles to particles play an instrumental role in this size reduction process.
In most cases, the mechanical process of reducing large size particles into small particle may result in a fine or coarse finish. How is then is this possible when you use the same pharmaceutical hammer mill equipment?
Hammer mill is the most widely used grinding mill and among the oldest. Hammer mills consist of a series of hammers (usually four or more) hinged on a central shaft and enclosed within a rigid metal case. It produces size reduction by impact.
The materials to be milled are struck by these rectangular pieces of hardened steel (ganged hammer) which rotates at high speed inside the chamber. These radically swinging hammers (from the rotating central shaft) move at a high angular velocity causing brittle fracture of the feed material.
The material is crushed or shattered by the repeated hammer impacts, collisions with the walls of the grinding chamber as well as particle-on-particles impacts. A screen is fitted at the bottom of the mill, which retains coarse materials while allowing the properly sized materials to pass as finished products.
The above subtype is based on the direction of the rotor (clockwise direction, anticlockwise directions or in both directions). Their working and grinding actions remain similar despite the fact that their construction differs in many respects.