Powder & Solids

Kason Expands Test Lab

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 18, 2016

An expanded test laboratory at Kason Corporation contains equipment for documenting the performance of vibratory screeners, centrifugal sifters, fluid bed dryers/coolers, mixers/blenders and size reduction equipment using customer-supplied materials, according to the company. In addition to providing free testing services for customers, the test lab is utilized to measure performance characteristics of new equipment designs. Kason also provides on-site trials of select equipment for customers unable to ship materials for testing and offers equipment for pilot plant testing and other long-term trials on a rental basis.

Vibroscreen circular vibratory screeners include units with single and multiple decks for measuring sifting, scalping, classifying, de-dusting and dewatering efficiency. Centri-Sifter centrifugal screeners verify sifting, scalping, de-agglomerating and dewatering performance. Compact Vibro-Bed circular fluid bed systems, with fluid bed processor, heater/cooler/moisturizer, blower and dust collector on self-contained mobile frames, reportedly offer testing flexibility not practical with larger, heavier, rectangular units of equivalent capacity. Cross-Flo Static Sieves are also available for liquid/solid separation and dry product scalping.

New additions to the lab include Kason Kek-Gardner models of centrifugal sifters, vertical sifters, kibblers, cone mills and horizontal mixers. Performance data obtained on all laboratory test equipment is scalable to accurately project outcomes achieved on production models to be constructed, according to the company. A full complement of hoppers, mechanical conveyors, and flow promotion devices above and below the mezzanine level enables Kason lab technicians to replicate virtually any process layout and production scenario, including running of materials at elevated temperatures, according to Kason. All models of laboratory equipment are quick-clean designs allowing easy access to interior components for rapid inspection, disassembly, screen changes and cleaning.

For more information, visit: www.kason.com