Applications

Iron Powder

Iron powder is a major component in many nutritional supplements as well as being used in products like pots and pans and also in the production of steel. Iron powder is a very heavy metal powder, which means that having a lot of energy is needed to screen it. Iron powder also often has angular shaped particles, needles, which is stood up can fit through the screen hole opening and cause the appearance of over sized material in the undersize.

Elcan's Experience

Elcan Industries has done a number of projects with screening Iron powder. We helped a customer screen out the needles in their iron powder at 15 microns using a Hi-Sifter. By reducing dwell time on the screen and increasing the hertz of the equipment, the needles in the product never got time to stand up and were screened off. We also did a project with Iron powder where we used our high energy screeners to break up clumps that had formed in the powder. The result was a higher yield and increased profits for the customer. If you would like to schedule a trial to run Iron powder at our toll processing facility to see how sieving Iron powder on the Hi-Sifter can improve your process, give us a call at (914) 381-7500!