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MECHANO FUSION System AMS Dry Particle Composing Machine

Fig. MECHANO FUSION system AMS-100F

Fig. MECHANO FUSION system AMS-100F

Summary

The MECHANO FUSION system uses strong mechanical energy to induce mechano-chemical reactions between multiple particles creating particles with new characteristics. There are infinite particle combinations possible, fulfilling the needs of particle design, particle processing of high performance materials in a wide range of applications.
Compared to wet particle composing system which have limitations on the materials processed and require drying, the MECHANO FUSION's mechanical process is simple and increases the range of combinations that can be processed.
In addition to combining particles with surface fusion, the MECHANO FUSION can be used for particle surface control and can mix materials to a higher degree than existing powder mixers.
("MECHANO FUSION" is a registered trademark of HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION in Japan)

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Principle

Feed material is charged into a rotor with a fixed press head. The rotation of the rotor causes the powder to be pressed against the rotor wall due to centrifugal force. The powder is carried to the fixed press head by the rotor wall and is subjected to compression and shear forces numerous times. This force produces a particle with new characteristics. Slits in the rotor wall allow material to pass out and to be carried up by the circulation blades back on top of the rotor to be processed again. Particles are composed with a combination of the 3 dimensional circulation and the high-speed high frequency compression and shear forces.

• Composing of particles, surface modification
• Control of particle shape (rounding, flattening)
• Powder fusion

Fig.1 Principle and schematic cross-section figure

Features

• Production of composed particles, control of particle shape (rounding, flattening), high degree of mixing
• Can be used for numerous combinations of particles
• Wide range of capacities available
• Control of material temperature possible with cooling jacket
• Dry process requires no drying
• Processing in inert gas such as nitrogen and argon is possible

Fig.2 Example of composite particle (Nano oxide particles coat onto silicone particle)

Fig.3 AMS-MINI

Applications

• Cosmetics
increasing flow-ability by composing or surface treatment

• Batteries
Increasing conductivity and rechargability of cathode material for rechargeable batteries
Rounding of anode material for rechargeable batteries to achieve higher filling rate, sintering performance
Increasing reaction performance of fuel cell electrodes, increasing performance of separator material

• Photocopy
Rounding of toner, control of electrostatic charge, increasing flowablitiy
Surface treatment of carrier particles

• Pharmaceuticals
Increasing solubility, masking treatment

• Pigment
Increasing coloring of pigment with a ultra high degree of mixing

• Others
Composing non-organic material on the surface of metal alloy particles to increase sintering performance

Fig.4 Flow of AMS for multi components feed

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