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Wet Grinding Laboratory
Batch Attritors

Why a Laboratory Attritor?

Union Process customers know from experience that the Attritor is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in their lab. It can be equipped or retrofitted easily and inexpensively with a wide variety of components and accessories. With the Attritor, users can choose wet or dry grinding, introduce inert atmospheres, operate at controlled temperatures, vary grinding speed, overcome product contamination, change media size and type, and get precise energy consumption information, all on the same machine. Results are repeatable from one test grind to another for maximum credibility. Finally, the Attritor is ideal for formulating, quality control, and scale-up studies.

Advantages of Using a Laboratory Attritor:

• Fast and efficient grinding
• Numerous options
• Flexibility
• Repeatability
• Scale-up capability
• No premixing
• Easy operation
• Low maintenance

Common Applications for Attritors:

• High tech ceramics
• Paints, toners, inks
• Pigments
• Tungsten carbides
• DSM (mechanical alloying)
• Food products
• Chocolate, confectionery
• Pharmaceuticals
• Chemicals
• Ferrites
• Fibers
• Paper coatings
• Metal powders
• Metal oxides
• Glasses
• Glazes
• Minerals, coal
• Agricultural flowables




01-Lab Attritor

Batch Attritor
HD-01 Lab Attritor


HD-01/HDDM-01
Lab Attritor

Research Attritor

The 01 Series Attritors offer users great flexibility as all models share the same column and interchangeable tank design. All models have water cooled jackets for cooling (or heating) and quick water disconnects for removing the tank. These mills are great research tools for formulating, testing, feasibility studies, quality control, and basic research when quantities are small. Results are repeatable. 01 Series Attritors are easy to clean and require no shaft seals.

The HD-01 and 01 Models are designed for media from 1/8" to 1/4". They have shafts with arms and run at RPMs from 100 to 650 and can be used for wet or dry grinding.

The Model HDDM-01 is designed for small media ranging from .25mm (or smaller) to 2mm. These models have shafts with special UP Delta Discs (similar to those used on the Union Process DMQX Bead Mill) and run at RPMs of 1000 to 4200. The HDDM-01 features a special one-piece cover with charging port and slurry deflection device. This mill is recommended for wet grinding only.

Model 01
The Model 01 is the most basic model in the 01 Series. It comes with a light duty frame, 110 volt AC motor with variable electronic speed, and no RPM reading. A Model 01 cannot be made explosion-proof.

Model HD-01/HDDM-01
A special HD-01/HDDM-01 combination system is available. In minutes, the RPM of the shaft can be changed from slower HD-01 mode to higher HDDM-01 mode and vice versa. Simply release the belt guard (equipped with quick disconnects), move the belt to an alternative set of pulleys and replace the guard. The appropriate coupling, shaft and cover also must be changed. This system is available with either drive.

Choice of Two Drive Systems
All HD-01 and HDDM-01 Models are available with either of the following two drives:

1. An explosion-proof mechanical variable speed drive system with tachometer.

2. A non-explosion-proof electronic variable frequency drive system. LCD display will be programmed to show agitator RPM, motor AMPS, and motor HP being used. This can be made explosion-proof if the drive controls can be installed in a safe area away from the machine. On the machine is a mechanical tachometer and an operator station with an ON/OFF button and speed potentiometer. An optional explosion-proof readout of motor horsepower is available.



Multi-Tank HD-01 Lab Attritor System

The Multi-Tank HD-01 Lab Attritor System is the ultimate set-up for quality control and test grinding requirements.

  • All tanks (expandable from 2 to 6) controlled by ONE power source.
  • A timing belt assures that all connected Attritor shafts run at the same speed for the same period of time.

Choose standard stainless steel or a metal-free system with all tanks constructed from alumina, zirconia, or Tefzel®.


Many 01 Series accessories are available
to meet various research criteria.


 01 SERIES MODELS
MODEL
HD-01
mechanical
HD-01
electronic
01
HDDM-01
mechanical
HDDM-01
electronic
Tank Capacity (cc)
750 or 1400
750 or 1400
750 or 1400
750 or 1400
750 or 1400
Working Capacity (cc)
250 or 500
250 or 500
250 or 500
150 or 300
150 or 300
Media Volume (cc)
380 or 760
380 or 760
380 or 760
280 or 560
280 or 560
HP
1/4
1/2
1/4
1/2
1/2
Voltage**
208/230/460
3 phase*
208/230/460
3 phase*
110 volt
208/230/460
3 phase*
208/230/460
3 phase*
Variable Drive System
mechanical
electronic
electronic
mechanical
electronic
Explosion-proof Motor
yes
optional
no
yes
optional
Height (in./mm)
37/940
33/838
37/940
37/940
33/838
Bench Space (in./mm)
17x36/432x914
21x27/533x686
12x21/305x533
17x38/432x965
21x27/533x686
Weight (lbs./kg)
240/109
220/100
80/36
250/113
220/100
Dimensions and weights are approximate.
*On special order, a 110/220 single phase motor may be ordered.
**60 Hz standard. 50 Hz/380 V, 3 phase available.
Equipment can be built to CE specifications, if required.


S-1 Series


S-1 Lab Attritor with
electronic variable
frequency drive and
optional Halar®-coated
spout ring, plastic
cover, and zirconium
oxide lined tank.


1-S Lab Attritor with electronic variable frequency drive and optional Halar®-coated spout
ring, plastic cover, and zirconium oxide lined tank.

Models S-1, SC-1 and SD-1
The S-1 Batch Attritor is a versatile, reliable, rugged laboratory-size machine designed to meet virtually all lab grinding and dispersing needs—either wet or dry. It allows easy and precise scale-up to production size equipment with reproducible results from batch to batch. It is also suitable for small production or pilot plant work.

The S-1 also is available in two additional configurations for specific applications.

  • SC-1 – designed for use with tungsten carbide media and supplied with tungsten carbide arm sleeves.
  • SD-1 – equipped for dry grinding, includes a metering valve or ball valve and stainless steel cover with floating brush seal for dust control. For continuous operation, disks are added to the shaft.

The Models S-1, SC-1, and SD-1 are designed for media ranging from 1/8" to 3/8" and run at RPMs of 100 to 500. All share the following features:

  • Variable shaft RPM.
  • Adjustable agitator shaft height to accommodate different size grinding media.
  • Bottom discharge grid with valve for easy sampling and discharge.
  • Tank slides forward and tips 90° for media discharge and fast cleaning.
  • Jacketed for cooling (or heating).
  • Quick disconnects for cooling water.

Model SDM-1
The Model SDM-1 is designed for grinding media ranging from 0.25mm to 2mm. The SDM-1 has a shaft with special UP Delta Discs and runs at RPMs of 300 to 2000. It has its own frame, and its tanks are not interchangeable with S-1, SC-1 or SD-1 models. It has a side discharge screen and valve, and the tank tilts for ease of cleaning. The SDM-1 comes with a special stainless steel one-piece cover with charging port. It does not require a shaft seal.

The Model SDM-1 is available with either a stainless steel, alumina- or zirconium-lined tank. Agitator disks are available in tool steel, stainless steel, plastic or zirconium oxide.

Choice of Two Drive Systems
All models in the S-1 Series are available with either of the following two drives:

  1. An explosion-proof mechanical variable speed drive system with tachometer.
  2. A non-explosion-proof electronic variable frequency drive system. LCD display will be programmed to show agitator RPM, motor AMPS, and motor HP being used. This can be made explosion proof if the drive controls can be installed in a safe area away from the machine. On the machine is a mechanical tachometer and an operator station with an ON/OFF button and speed potentiometer. An optional explosion-proof readout of motor horsepower is available.

Many S-1 Series accessories
are available.

 S-1 SERIES MODELS
MODEL
S-1/SC-1/SD-1
mechanical
S-1/SC-1/SD-1
electronic
SDM-1
mechanical
SDM-1
electronic
Tank Capacity (gal./liters)
1.5/5.7
2.5/9.5
1.5/5.7
2.5/9.5
2.9/11.0
2.9/11.0
Working Capacity (gal./liters)
0.8/3.0
1.1/4.2
0.8/3.0
1.1/4.2
0.8/3.0
0.8/3.0
Media Volume (gal./liters)
1.0/3.8
1.5/5.7
1.0/3.8
1.5/5.7
1.25/4.7
1.25/4.7
HP-Standard Use
2
2
3
3
5
5
HP-(SC) for
tungsten carbide media
2
3
3
5
HP-(SD) for
dry grinding
2
3
3
5
HP-(SD) for
mechanical alloying
3
5
5
5
Voltage*
230/460v
3 phase
230/460v
3 phase
230/460v
3 phase
230/460v
3 phase
230/460v
3 phase
230/460v
3 phase
Height (in./mm)
47/1194
47/1194
41/1041
41/1041
60/1524
60/1524
Bench Space (in./mm)
28x50/711x1270
28x50/711x1270
24x40/610x1016
26x44/660x1118
29x52/737x1321
29x46/737x1168
Weight (lbs./kg)
750/340
850/386
600/272
650/295
1600/726
1400/635
Dimensions and weights are approximate.
*On special order, a 110/220 single phase motor may be ordered.
**60 Hz standard. 50 Hz/380 V, 3 phase available.
Equipment can be built to CE specifications, if required.