Laboratory / Testing / Trials
Real World Testing - to understand the advantages of working with CB Mills we can easily answer the question of how well our equipment works with your product. Whether it is media grinding, solvent recovery or tank and tote washing applications we proudly offer trials in our modern and fully equipped laboratory. Our equipment ranges from small to large scale models. Regardless of the equipment, CB Mills can take the results and with scale-up calculations determine the correct model for your production or targeted volume output. CB Mills will work with you to demonstrate our products capabilities and/or help optimize your current process conditions. Using a detailed step-by-step process we will mutually determine the best approach to your milling, cleaning or reclaiming challenge.
The following is a list of our current testing equipment:
- CB Mills Model 311 Rotor Stator Mixer - Variable Speed, Rotor-Stator Mixer for premixing a variety of samples.
- High Speed Disperser - Variable Speed with different blade options for premixing or stirring batches during recirculation through the media grinding mills
- Micro-30 Solvent Recovery Unit – for small volume waste generators.
- RHS-30 Solvent Recovery Unit - Vertical 30-gallon capacity still with continuous oil circulation and internal scraping for the best heat transfer. Batch size for testing is 55 to 110 gallons.
- Hydro-Tek Model 110 Solvent Recovery Unit - Horizontal 55-gallon capacity still with continuous oil circulation and an internal auger. Batch size for testing is 55 gallons. This unit eliminates your hazardous waste, by removing 100% of the solvent from your waste. The waste stream is first run through an RHS-30 to remove up to 60%of the solvent. Then the sludge from the first run is put into the Hydro-Tek110 to remove the remaining solvent – leaving a solid residue.
- TW-100 Tote Washer - our washer has the ability to clean a tote from 150 gallons up to 550 gallons in size. The TW-100 can accommodate a standard 22’’ manway or 6” tote openings.
- TW-300 Tank Washer - our tank washer has the ability to clean a tote or a tank up to an 80" diameter. The lid adjusts for tank heights from 34" to 73".
- DW-100 Drum Washer - our drum washer has the ability to clean standard open-top drums or closed-head drums with 2” bungs.
Particle Size Analysis
- Hegman grind gauges - Draw-Down Gauges to check the fineness of grind.
- Microtrac – Bluewave particle size analyzer with true BLUE LASERS.
Many times during trials something new is discovered and determining how best to incorporate these discoveries into existing procedures needs to be analyzed. With our experience and expertise in process equipment we are able to take this new information and help create simple, efficient procedures.
If the trial is for solvent recovery, it may be a change in how much heat/ energy is put into the product in order to better control water contamination and still maintain a high production rate.
If the trial is for milling, it could be determining the most appropriate media material and size for reaching the particle size target. It could be determining the ideal flow rate for production and quality goals. It could also be helping to create a surfactant package to reduce or prevent particle post-process agglomeration.