Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Co., installed a double-cone powder blender at Advantage Metal Powders, a powder blending facility in Ridgway, Pa.
The blender consists of an opposed, double-cone design with a maximum metal powder mix operating capacity of 60,000 lb and total volume of 450 ft3. The carbon-steel cones were fabricated on-site at Sinterite’s facility in St. Marys, Pa. The unit operates on a 200-hp motor with a gear-to-gear drivetrain and includes a cycle timer, adjustable speed control and variable-speed reducer.
Installation of this blender increases Advantage Metal Powders’ lot blending capacity by from 45,000 to 60,000 lb. The company supplies virgin powder metal mixes and quality remilled blends to automotive markets.