Processing Magazine

Sanitary Lump Breaker Has Side Removal Screens

November 2, 2010
The all-stainless, low profile sanitary lump breaker reduces agglomerates and friable materials being discharged from process equipment, storage vessels and shipping containers. Material entering the 15-inch square inlet is reduced in size by dual rotors with three-point, single-piece, stainless steel breaking heads rotating with minimum clearance inside a curved, perforated bedscreen. On-size material exits through apertures in twin bedscreens ranging from 1/32 to 2-1/2 inch in diameter. Powered by a 3 HP-motor with gear reducer and serpentine timing drive, the synchronized shafts rotate at approximately 100 RPM to avoid heating the product. At 11 inches high, the unit is designed to fit in restricted spaces between bulk storage, handling, processing and packaging equipment. With optional feed hoppers and support structures, it can also operate independently. The unit is recommended for deagglomeration of free- or non-free-flowing bulk materials such as salt, sugar, spices and resins, and size reduction of easy-to-break materials such as friable food products, and other compacted powders.