Process Systems for Mixing/Coating Press Metal Powders

Press metal powders are used for the production of products for the automotive industry like gear wheels, bushings and lobes for camshafts. To give you a good idea of the size of this application, a modern automobile contains an average of 10 kg of sintered components. More recently, the use of sintered components has increased outside of the automotive sector. Power tools, major and minor domestic appliances, locks and pumps all tend to use parts produced from press metal powders.

Our Nauta® conical screw mixer is ideal for mixing press metal powders. If you need to add a binder for pressing, it can be useful to be able to add it during the mixing process. Depending on the batch size and type of material, the Cyclomix high shear impact mixer is a great choice for this, especially considering its extremely short mixing times and excellent cleanability.

The Cyclomix is also ideal for creating a uniform coating on each powder particle. This is good for coating particles with oil for increased protection against oxidisation for example, and for mixing metal ingredients with waxes for easy release from the mould during pressing. The results from the Nauta mixer in this application, and many more, will astound you.

Try before you buy

Hosokawa Micron has an extensive testing and process development centre in the Netherlands. It offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

From pilot plant to production scale

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

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