The Hosokawa Micron Agglomaster AGM-PJ is the batch type fluidized agglomerator with unique rotating disk for combining a tumbling and agitating agglomeration operation by integrated blades. One cycle completes with mixing, agglomeration, drying and cooling processes to produce powdery material. The machine can control particle size and bulk density by controlling the operating conditions.
(AGGLOMASTER is a registered trademark of HOSOKAWA MICRON CORPORATION in Japan)
The agglomeration chamber is provided with the agitator / rotor disc at the bottom of the fluidizing chamber where the airflow dispersion disk located. The combination of the controlled airflow and the motion of the agitating disk forms rumble and fluidized bed.
Filter bags at the top of the casing separate the powder from airflow. The two fluid nozzle supplies the binder into the fluidized bed for aggregating / surface enhancement of powder.
The nozzle location can be selected on its purpose and on operating condition. The nozzle position is to spray liquid at the top surface of the fluid-bed. Side nozzle position is to spray liquid into the fluid-bed.
Fig.1 Schematic structure of rotating disc with slits
Fig.2 Schematic structure of opposed pulse jet
Diversity in functions
The unit provides with the functions of mixing, dispersion, agglomeration, coating, disintegration and drying.
The unit is equipped with pulse jet dispersion mechanism.
Possible to agglomerate the ultrafine particles below 50μm.
Possible to coat of the ultrafine particles about 10μm.
Possible to control agglomerates size by pulse jet mechanism
4 kinds of agglomeration effects
Fluid bed agglomeration: agglomeration in the fluidization bed.
Agitating agglomeration: agitating agglomeration by agitating blades.
Tumbling agglomeration: densified agglomeration by rotating disk.
Pulse jet effect: control of agglomerates size and shape by dispersion effect.