Creating all of the products that will be purchases and eaten over this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend takes a lot of work. And while most of us think about the work that goes on in the kitchen and during the shopping process, the fact of the matter is that there is even more work that goes on behind the scenes for the many of the products that we depend on. From crushers to surge machines to crumblers and tumbling drums, the food industry, as well as other industries rely on many kinds of equipment.
With the use of crushers and dry tumbling machines, for instance, food processing plants are able to prepare and package many of the items that we rely on for our family meals. Although some of these pieces of equipment, in much smaller sizes, may be used by hobbyists who like to grind and polish ricks, they serve a much bigger purpose in factories across the country.
Consider some of these details about the way that various machines like crushers and tumbling drums are used in a number of industries:
- With approximately three parts media to one of parts to keep parts from impinging in barrel loads, the optimum load height is 50%.
- Parts usually account for one third of the total barrel load, but the number of parts which will fit safely into a barrel will be determined by the barrel size, size of the part, the part’s fragility, shape and weight and the end result desired.
- Barrel speeds in dry tumbling are generally limited to 28 to 32 revolutions per minute (rpm).
- Modern models can be customized with different sets of hammers that enable the machine to work on different materials, but rotary speeds typically vary from 85 rpm to 1,200 rpm. .
- Two-compartment barrel mills are designed for dry milling of construction materials of low and medium hardness.
Often when we go to the grocery store to make a purchase or begin cooking in our home kitchens, we do not realize all of the work that goes into even a simple product that we frequently purchase. Whether we realize it or not, however, there are a number of processes that are required to produce many of the items that we use every day.