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Union Process Builds Combination Batch/Small Media Mill for Solar Technology Application

Akron, OH. . .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 built a 5-SDM Attritor for a solar technology application.

The 5-SDM Attritor is a uniquely designed mill that combines the features of a wet grinding, batch Attritor with the added benefits of being able to accommodate small media (less than 1mm).

For applications that require it, Union Process can also build Attritors with metal-free components. This particular mill was built to the customer's specifications to include a Tefzel-lined grinding tank, a plastic-coated stainless steel shaft with Union Process' proprietary zirconium oxide (yttria-stabilized) Delta Disks. Using the hybrid technology of batch milling and small media milling, the 5-SDM was designed to wet-mill a Solar Technology material down to the nano particle size range using 0.5mm high purity zirconium oxide (yttria-stabilized) grinding beads. The mill can run at speeds up to 1200 RPM and includes an explosion-proof motor.

A 5-SDM Attritor has a 14-gallon tank capacity, a slurry capacity of 4 gallons and a media volume of 6.5 gallons. The small production mill is operated with a 15 HP motor.

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.