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Union Process, Inc., Brings Increased Versatility to Laboratory Batch Mills

Akron, Ohio. . .Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has produced a special version of its 1-S laboratory mill which allows it to easily convert from a batch mill to a circulation mill.

For companies who already own the popular and versatile 1-S Attritor from Union Process, a conversion kit assembly is available which will allow the customer to retrofit the batch-type mill to a circulation-type mill. For certain applications, circulation grinding is preferred as it utilizes a high pumping rate which results in narrow particle size distribution and good temperature control. Additional advantages of circulation milling include larger batch sizes using a smaller mill, savings in grinding media since less media is required, and easy formulation adjustments and sampling.

The conversion kit is comprised of an upper discharge chamber, grid plate assembly, impeller and agitator shaft/arm assembly. As with all circulation Attritors, a pump and separate holding tank would be required.

Emery Li, Sales Manager at Union Process commented, "the 1-S to circulation conversion kit brings added versatility to the 1-S Series Attritors. It is not meant as a replacement to the Q-Series Circulation Attritors. However, it is an ideal solution for companies who already have 1-S Attritors who may be interested in exploring the advantages of circulation milling."

Union Process is the inventor and developer of Attritor technology and manufactures wet and dry grinding mills as well as small media mills.

Attritor is a registered trademark of Union Process, Inc.