In the realm of sieving industrial powders, Aluminum represents a peculiar challenge. At Elcan Industries, we’ve developed innovative and efficient solutions for sieving Aluminum powder, drawing on years of hands-on experience – over 3,000 tons of it!
Discovering Aluminum Powder Sieving Solutions: Where it All Started
Back in 2004, we were approached by the world’s largest producer of aluminum powder. Their task for us? To sieve aluminum powder at 325 mesh (44 microns) without allowing any oversize material in the product. This seemingly straightforward request was anything but; no one had successfully met the challenge of sieving aluminum powder to these exact specifications.
Navigating the Challenges of Aluminum Powder
What makes Aluminum powder so tricky to handle? Aside from the difficulty of sieving this fine-grained material, the greatest obstacle lies in its explosive nature. This necessitated a cautious approach, ensuring safety as the paramount concern. At Elcan Industries, we tackled this problem head-on. We designed a unique proprietary powder sieving system featuring nitrogen blanketing, explosion-proof motors, and a grounded working bay. This setup allowed the Aluminum powder to be safely sieved in an inert, spark-free atmosphere. Upon completion, a major Aluminum powder manufacturer inspected and approved our facility, validating our safety protocols. This procedure we implemented for safe Aluminum powder sieving is still in use in our facility to this day in 2023!
Handling and Sieving Aluminum Powder: A Matter of Safety
With safety aspects firmly established, our attention then turned to the efficient separation of aluminum powder without oversized particles. Aluminum powder, with its complex shape, presents numerous difficulties during sieving.
Leveraging our advanced screening technologies and rich experience with metal powders, we tailored a solution precisely for this customer’s needs. As a testament to our successful methodology, we screened over five million pounds of aluminum powder for this company alone in the subsequent ten years!
Looking to the Future: Aluminum Powder Sieving
Today, we proudly continue this legacy. Our process is still used to sieve Aluminum powders from companies worldwide. Our years of experience, proprietary Hi-Sifter sieving technologies, and continuous innovations have enabled us to handle this powder safely and efficiently. This has led to substantial work with other major Aluminum manufacturers and the sale of several of our proprietary screening machines into the industry.
At Elcan, our well-established process continues to deliver high-quality results, high yielding material while meeting the most stringent requirements in aluminum powder sieving.
If you’re interested in learning more about Aluminum powder sieving with Elcan, feel free to reach out at (914)-381-7500. We’re always ready to find the perfect sieving solutions for your needs!
We’ve walked the journey of sieving aluminum powder for many years, encountering and surmounting the challenges. We remain the industry leaders and steadfast in our commitment to safety, efficiency, and the continual pursuit of innovation in the world of industrial sieving.
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