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30.07.2012 No more need for manual hammering

Ajax Equipment, Bolton, UK, has supplied bulk and packaged chemical distribution specialist Brenntag (UK), with a lump-breaker and loading table at its Newcastle-upon-Tyne blending facility. Brenntag was looking for a system to reduce the particle size of raw materials prior to blending in a reactor. Positioned above the reactor, the lump-breaker reduces the crystalline chemicals to a consistent powder size, as they are tipped into the reactor, facilitating improved blending.

For ease of handling, the lump-breaker also incorporates a loading table on which the operator loads the partly solidified bags of chemicals, removes all packaging and then closes the loading table tray lid to energise the tipping tray and lump-breaker for safe operation. “Prior to using the lump-breaker the crystalline material was broken up using mallets – as a temporary measure. The Ajax lump-breaker and loading table is safer and more efficient, and has made a significant improvement to our handling and blending operations,” said Gareth Dobinson, capital
logistics manager, Brenntag UK.

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