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solving common problems in underwater pelletizing | plastics technology

Pellet quality and consistency are critical to any compounding operation. But in underwater pelletizing, a variety of issues can stand in the way. Heres how to fix them. #processingtips #bestpractices #dies

mproper die sizing can cause a variety of pellet-quality problems in underwater pelletizing. Pictured here is Galas Model 7 EAC Pelletizer showing the cutter hub and the cutting chamber, with a bit of the downstream side of the die visible.

High levels of mineral filler can produce a porous pellet that can be very difficult to dry. This porosity allows water into these voids, which can be very difficult to remove by centrifugal action alone.

Fines and tails on pellets are typically caused by die and/or blade wear. If the die-plate cutting face becomes grooved, it is not possible for even a new and sharp blade to cut the polymer cleanly.

Compounders face many challenges today. Maintaining consistent product quality is critical to success. One of the most common issues with underwater pelletizing is pellet inconsistency. Pellet inconsistency can be caused by improper die selection or sizing or by output fluctuations.

In most underwater pelletizing applications, improperly sizing the die can lead to poor polymer flow uniformity across the die-hole cross-section and actual solidification of polymer in the die hole (sometimes referred to as freeze-off). To prevent die freeze, a minimum polymer velocity through the extrusion hole and the correct die temperature must be maintained.

In most cases, 2.5 to 3 ft/sec velocity through the die hole is recommended to to prevent the extrudate from solidifying in the hole. To maintain correct velocity per hole, you must have the correct number of holes in the die plate for the desired production rate.

Lets look at sizing a die using a hole diameter of 0.125 in. (3.2 mm). In order to achieve the recommended velocity you need 50 to 60 lb/hr per die hole (V=0.0002122/R2 x rate per hole in lb/hr). Keep in mind that this is based on a material with specific gravity of 1. In many instances where there is a significant amount of filler or pigments, the material will have a much higher specific gravity. This needs to be taken into consideration when sizing the die.

For example, if a material has a specific gravity of 1.8 you need to run 1.8 times the 50 to 60 lb/hr per die hole. This can be very deceiving. You might think it is necessary to add more holes to the die to reduce the pressure drop across it, when in reality, fewer holes are needed so that all stay open while running. There is a calculation to determine if all die holes are open while running. It is as follows:

Generally speaking, the velocity of polymer, in addition to the heat it provides at the die plate, must be managed properly to facilitate a cleanly cut pellet. Without this control or understanding, few process settings or engineered devices can provide a full solution to certain process problems causing pellet inconsistency.

This can also contribute to die freeze. In most cases the die temperature should be 25 F higher than the melt temperature of the polymer. This may vary a bit from product to product, but it is a good starting point. The temperature of the die can also be affected by insulation. Most dies are insulated in some form. This is necessary to isolate all but the cutting face from contact with the process water to prevent the die from losing heat.

This insulation is usually sealed with a high-temperature, room-temperature-vulcanizing (RTV) silicone, and you need to be aware of the temperature ratings. Sealant degrades over time and at elevated temperatures, which allows water to seep into the insulation and bring the die temperature down. For example, suppose the die temperature drops significantly from setpoint at startup and the control system is calling for heat, but the die struggles or never comes back up to the original die heat setpoint. This is a very good indication that the die plate insulation has degraded, is missing, or is improperly installed.

Check the amount of power the die is using. Many control systems are equipped with an ammeter on each die heat zone. Calculate the amp draw required for each heat zone then compare with the actual reading. If the reading is less than optimum, one or more heaters have likely failed.

Inconsistent pellets can be caused by physical blockage of the die holes from contaminants in the material or from mineral fillers not dispersed well in the matrix. In most cases a screen changer or some type of filtration prior to the die is desirable. On smaller systems this type of blockage can be removed from the die hole using a special hand-cleaning tool. On larger systems the die is usually removed for cleaning. It is also advisable to reduce temperature profiles, including the die heat zone, during prolonged periods of idle time.

Up to this point we have talked about cause and effect on the underwater pelletizer itself, but there can be several factors in the process that may lead to inconsistent pellet sizes. Feedstock bridging in the hopper can reduce the flow of material into the extruder. Depending on the product being processed, this can result in inconsistent pellets or may cause die freeze.

Improper extruder temperature settings can cause surging in the extruder, causing pellets sizes to vary. This can also lead to a melt temperature that is too high, which may not necessarily cause inconsistent pellet sizes, but can cause pellet deformity.

This problem can be attributed to a number of factors; however, it is typically caused by die and/or blade wear. If the die-plate cutting face becomes grooved, it is not possible for even a new and sharp blade to cut the polymer cleanly. At the point of the cut, a small amount of the material is pulled through that groove, resulting in a tail on the pellet. The same thing can be said of a blade that is grooved and operating on a new die face. This highlights the importance of choosing the correctand compatiblematerials of construction for the die face and blades. Using a blade that is too hard may give you a little longer blade life in the short term but can accelerate wear on the die face.

Other possible causes for tails are excessive melt temperature, die alignment out of tolerance, mechanical wear issues on pelletizer bearings resulting in excessive shaft run-out, or process water that is too hot.

It must also be emphasized that without maintaining proper polymer velocity through the die-plate extrusion holes, an exaggerated flow gradient exists within the die hole, causing a sleeving effect. This creates an undesirable polymer shoulder against which the blade will struggle for a clean cut.

As the pellet goes through a centrifugal dryer, the tail breaks off, resulting in fines. This can cause problems in material-handling systems as well high residual moisture on the pellets. Fines can stick to the dryer screens, reducing the open area and air flow through the screens.

Fines are not the only possible cause for higher than desired residual moisture content on the finished pellet. Other causes include melt fracture (or shark skinning), a pellet that is porous due to high loadings of filler or fibrous material, irregular pellet shape, as well as operating or environmental parameters.

Melt fracture produces a very rough surface on the pellets, providing numerous places to trap water as the pellet travels through the centrifugal dryer. This rough surface presents itself on the side wall of the pellet and generally not on the cut ends. One way to minimize melt fracture is to cut the pellet a little thinner, thereby reducing the sidewall area. Keep in mind this does increase the total surface area. Another way to minimize melt fracture is to reduce the velocity through the die holes, in addition to polishing or extrude-honing the dies.

High levels of mineral filler can produce a porous pellet that can be very difficult to dry. This porosity allows water into the voids, which can be very difficult to remove by centrifugal action alone. Fiber fillers such as glass or wood act like a wick to draw moisture into the pellet, making it almost impossible to dry mechanically, so post-drying may be required.

Since centrifugal dryers operate on three basic principlesresidual heat in the pellet, centrifugal action, and countercurrent ambient air flowproper operating parameters must be established. For example, if the process-water temperature is too low, the resulting pellet temperature will be too low to flash off sufficient surface moisture. On the other hand, if the water temperature is too high, tails may be generated. Countercurrent air flow through the dryer is very important to reduce surface moisture levels. It should be checked and adjusted to the manufactures specifications.

Environmental conditions can play a significant role in the reduction of pellet surface moisture. For a process line located in a very humid area and processing a melt-fractured or porous pellets, one would expect very low pellet-moisture levels will be difficult to obtain. Also, if running a product that is very sticky and requires very cold water, and the pellet is exiting the dryer at a temperature below the current dewpoint, then even though the pellet may be dry as it exits the dryer, condensate will form, resulting in higher moisture content when it is packaged.

These are some of the common issues that are faced by operators of underwater pelletizing systems. Proper understanding of cause and effect can in most cases eliminate these problems. If you find yourself faced with some of these problems, contact your underwater pelletizer manufacturer to help improve your process.

Mark Tate is technical manager at Gala Industries, Inc., Eagle Rock, Va. He has been with Gala since 1990, working with customers globally to assist with commissioning process lines, training plant personnel, and providing process solutions with new and difficult applications. As technical manager, he facilitates and oversees equipment demonstration trials and provides guidance and technical assistance to the sales and service staff on new and existing applications. Phone: (540) 884-2589; email: [email protected]; web: gala-industries.com

pit boss lockhart platinum series pellet smoker review - learn to smoke meat with jeff phillips

My son in law helped me get everything out of the box and I jumped right into putting it together. I ended up finishing it myself since he had other places to be but I do recommend having some help if you can wrangle it.

The controller also connects to the Pit Boss app on your phone via bluetooth and you are able to control all functions on the pellet smoker except for powering on the smoker which must be done on the smoker itself.

On the back of the hopper, you will find cord storage and an easy access cleanout in case you want to empty the hopper of pellets for cleaning or changing out the pellets for a different flavor. This is a feature that I really enjoy!

The only problem I have had is it sometimes gets grease dripped onto it and then it sticks and is hard to move. I have learned to make sure it is moving back and forth freely before beginning my cook. If necessary you can use a screwdriver to pry between the two pieces of metal to break it free and then you are ready to go.

I love this smoker and I've logged at least 40 hours on it so far with no issues. I get plenty of smoke flavor at low temperatures and around 60 feet of range on the bluetooth controller to the app on my phone through several walls.

The handle on the main lid runs into the door handles for the smoke box above. Seems like the handles could have been split or installed so the main door could open fully. A mild irritation but I think this would have been an easy thing to correct.

I received the Lockhart pre-production and due to it's size and all of the great features it contains, I fully expected this thing to be priced a lot higher than it it. In my opinion, at only $747 (as of 1/16,2020), it is priced at a steal and if you are in the market for a new smoker, you can't go wrong with this one.

This thing is heavy at 275 lbs without any pellets in the hopper so I recommend you order it online for direct delivery instead of trying to haul it home from Walmart but that choice is entirely up to you.

I got my lockhart for Christmas in 2020. I love this unit as a grill and smoker. I came from an offset, and had to get used to not seeing the constant smoke coming from the grill, but when I smoked my pork loin, ribs, or anything. So far I have had an amazing smoke ring in the meat while not seeing the smoke. I do agree with the other post about the upper cabinet being 30-40s off from what the panel says, but as said in earlier post if you put one of your probes in the upper cabinet you will read a much more accurate temp. Also if using the grill in the lower temp setting (225 or lower) you will see the smoke coming from the stacks. It is just much more faint than a traditional offset. This (in my opinion) does not affect the smoke in the meat though. I feel that you get just as much in moderation as opposed to a thick constant rolling smoke. I am also a huge fan of the sear feature on this unit. I have made steaks unlike any that I have ever made before. When I make my stuffed peppers I also use the sear after smoking them for an hr or so. I have no complaint with this grill so far, and look forward to using it for years to come.

I typically dont leave comments on what I purchase, but I felt I have to based on all the pros and cons about this grill/smoker from the reviews. I am not a novice by no means so I am going to give you my take on this product. This may be lengthy, but hopefully it helps you make a decision before purchasing. I have multiple smokers I have used from Master built vertical, offset horizontal and a Rec Tec with a cold smoke box attached. First I must say that even with my Rec Tec that I spent a fortune on, the higher the temperature, the least amount of smoke you will get. This is because the pellets are used for fuel as well as smoke. This unit produces less smoke than my Rec Tec, but I believe it is due to the capability of having a pellet smoker that is also phenomenal grill. (For those of you who are new to smoking, blue smoke is what you are looking for. In smaller smokers, this is not bellowing out the smoke stack so I wanted to clarify that). If you want a large amount of smoke, a pellet smoker may not be for you, unless you know that you may need to improvise to acquire the amount of smoke you want. I use a smoke tube or just a pan that I cover with foil and poke holes in to get the additional smoke and can use a variety of wood chips to compliment the smoker pellets. If you do not look at it as a negative adding a tube or pan, you may enjoy all the qualities this smoker/grill has to offer. Someone had stated that due to location of the temperature probe in the top smoker, the temperature is about 100 degrees difference. They are correct. But if you put a probe on the rack you are smoking your meat on, you will see a significant increase in the temperature. The closer the rack to the bottom of the top smoker unit the closer to the lower box temperature it is. I have no issues taking the average temperature of the upper box to smoke meat. Another advantage of the upper smoker is the ability to smoke at lower temperature for cheese, salmon, jerky and such. I spent an additional $199.00 on my Rec Tec to have this capability. So a sure bonus. The lower grill I have used more for grilling or more direct heat on what I am smoking. (Again, I still use a smoke tube or pan even if it was any other smoker except my vertical smoker) My Rec Tec would not sear a steak even when I purchased the sear grates. This unit, when you open up the center section sears Amazingly!!!!You get a sear as if this were over a campfire or open pit charcoal grill. This is a feature that as far as I know, is not comparable in other pellet smokers. I have a Weber grill with sear, but does not add the additional flavor you get from the wood pellets. The 4 temperature probe ports is an absolute bonus as well. I have connected to my Samsung Note with no problems and have tested it from 30 miles away wi-fi while someone watched the grill to see the changes. This has been beneficial when I have a long smoke on brisket and pork butt. So, all and all, if you are a novice or a full fledged enthusiast, I give this product an absolute thumbs up as long as you know what you are getting. I have tried to be as non biased and honest as I can with my years of experience and use of multiple smokers. Good luck and hope this helps

In my unprofessional opinion, this is not a smoker. There is little to no smoke to the upper chamber in smoke mode. The 40 pound pellet chamber is needed because you have to be at least 100 degrees higher in the lower chamber to get the upper chamber to a desired temperature. I will still work with this product to try and get this to be what it was sold to me as, but this is just a great grill for now. If it produced more smoke for the upper smoke chamber it would be great. A cold smoke chamber is not what it is advertising.

I am seeing that several people are in the same boat as me. For the price of this product i feel like i merely purchased an overcompensated grill. You cant adjust the P settings like in other models and i cant create smoke. Customer service didnt help at all either, they just said to add a smoke box and sent me a website to shop from. However, i feel like a $700+ smoker should produce smoke on its own. After 3 hours of smoking ribs it barely compared to my fathers after one hour of smoking (his is an older pit boss). At this point i feel like both this product, customer service, and the brand have failed me.

I have had my lockhart for 3 weeks and all 3 times I tried using it i have had nothing but problems. Turn it on and it will run for 4 seconds then say error. Shut it off and start it over and over and only one time was i able to cook dinner on it. Tried calling customer service with no success. Been 3 weeks and still waiting for them to call me back!

Jeff, you can not go by the Smoker Temp for the top, it is because of where the thermocouple is located it is about 30 Degrees hotter in the cabinet than the temp shows. Place a thermocouple in the top of the smoker box, and you will see a big difference

Hey Jeff, I just got my Lockhart last week and Im VERY disappointed in this piece of equipment. So far I have attempted to smoke ribs, chicken, and a pork butt and there was NO smoke flavor at all. I tried to prime the machine to get more smoke like the directions say, but nothing. The ambient temperature outside was 70 degrees and I was struggling to get the smoke cabin up to 225 with all the dampers open. I had to set e temp to 375-400 degrees to get the smoker up to 225. At that temperature, no smoke is produced at all. The food was basically baked at 225 until it was done. Worked excellent as a grill, but other than that for almost $800 I expected it to produce even a little bit of smoke. Very disappointed. I think what would be good is if you could divert the heat straight to the smoker cabinet that way you could set to 225 and actually smoke with it.

Update: I called PitBoss customer service and they informed me that from what they can tell and what they have seen most people use the top cabinet for cold smoking (even though they say you should be able to hot smoke it in just fine.). Maybe I picked up a defective unit?

The first time I used the Lockhart was to grill a steak smoke billowed out and I even had to duck down when opening the lid to flip the steak. I have not been able to get it to smoke again except in the first few minutes. It cooks great and I really like it but am I doing something wrong? Ive tried different pellets but no smoke.

Ryan, I really like the Pit Boss pellets and use them in most of my pellet smokers. My Lockhart produces plenty of smoke as long as I keep it low and slow.. preferably a temperature lower than 225. It doesnt smoke constantly but you should definitely be seeing smoke off every few minutes while the pellet smolder. Once the smoldering pellets catch fire, the smoke is burned up in the fire pot until more pellets are dropped in again and the process begins again.

Paul, the Lockhart can reach 500F with indirect heat but if you open the flame broiler to let the flames leap up to the grate, you can get some searing that way. I dont know what kind of temperature that is but it does a pretty decent job in my opinion as long as you are relatively close to the center of the grate over the burn pot.

I like the grill but a few notes: The ash dump clean out is a joke. I doesnt come close to fully dumping the pot. Still have to get out out the shop vac to fully clean. The paint peeled above the main lid on the first attempt at smoking. I had to crank up the grill to high on a cool day to get the smoker box to the temp I needed. Installed a gasket for the lid, sanded and repainted the top of the main box and looks ok now. Hopefully that will take care of the problem. The lid was not tight when new.

Hi Jeff, thanks for all the great recipes you send to everyone! That is truly very nice of you. Do you know if their is any pellet smokers out that will give me plenty of smoke like a gas smoker or a stick Burner?

Dick, In my opinion, the REC TEC brand of pellet smokers produces the most smoke flavor of any pellet smoker out there. Even at that, if you are accustomed to a strong, in-your-face smoke flavor, then pellet smoking may not be for you. I enjoy using a pellet smoker and Im ok with the amount of smoke flavor that I get from the REC TEC, the Camp Chef Woodwind and the Pit Boss pellet smokers but because they burn so much cleaner and more efficiently than regular smokers.

I got mine a couple weeks ago and love it. Hold temperature very well, lots of room. I do agree with your cons, I still havent been able to connect the smoke it to my phone and no one will call me back. Ityer than that my husband is making me a smoke box for added smoke flavor when smoking meats. But all pellets dont produce the smoke flavor as an offset. Wouldnt trade it tho..

Bill, All of this is handled via the app. Have you downloaded the Pit Boss app to your phone? Heres step-by-step instructions for connecting the Lockhart or other Smoke It controllers to your smart phone: https://pitboss-grills.com/smoke-science/basics/how-to-connect-smoke-it-controller

So you cant smoke in both the lower and upper at the same time. In order to get the upper to 225 the lower will be 325 or more. I really like the look. Just trying to figure out what the top could be used for besides a warming cabinet.

Absolutely horrible design, youre not gonna fit a full size Texas Brisket in that little opening on the bottom. Probably should change the name to Kansas city or something other than a Texas town, Known for its brisket.

Justin, have you seen this thing up close? Im not sure what you are referring to but that bottom area is quite large. Not only is it large enough to hold a huge packer style, untrimmed brisket, there would be room left over for other things around it.

Thnx for all the recipes, and rubs Jeff. I have a question about the Lockhart upper chamber box, does it have the same heat range as the lower grill, does it have the same heating range as the lower grill Thnx

Doc, the upper area stays quite a bit cooler than the lower area. Im still testing this part of it however, while running at about 225F on the main part of the cooker, the upper area is maintaining around 110F.

benefits of pelletized lime | baker lime

Whether youre working with a personal garden or running an agricultural business, optimizing your plant health and production is probably one of your biggest concerns. Among the many things needed to guarantee crop health, quality soil is one of the most important. Not only does your soil need to be nutrient-rich, but it must also have a balanced pH. One of the best ways to guarantee your lawn or garden has a healthy pH is with pelletized lime.

Low pH in soil is actually one of the biggest problems gardeners and farmers face. While many different fruits and vegetable plants tend to do better in these acidic soils, the same cannot be said for other crops. Vegetables like tomatoes, soybeans, squash, asparagus, onions and lettuce, require only mildly acidic soil for the best growth. Mildly acidic soil would be that soil which falls into a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5. Overly acidic soil can cause a host of problems for these plants, chief among which is poor nutrient absorption. Fortunately, there are options available to rectify low pH. If your soil falls below its appropriate range, lime is one of the best ways to help it become more alkaline.

Because lime is a mineral consisting of magnesium and calcium, it has been used for over a thousand years as an easy and accessible way to adjust soil acidity. Adjusting soil with lime not only increases the pH, but also improves the calcium and magnesium content of the soil, both of which are important nutrients for plant growth and health. Improving soil pH to a more appropriate level also benefits the plants growth through improving nutrient absorption, preventing disease and encouraging the growth of beneficial microbes.

Limes soil-regulating ability has made it a particularly popular agricultural and gardening product, and today it is available in a number of forms- each appropriate for certain applications. Some, like fast-acting hydrated and burnt lime, tend to be particularly effective at changing pH quickly. On the other hand, these must be handled with care so as not to create an overly-alkaline environment. Others, like powdered lime, are slower to act but provide steadier results. One product that has been gaining attention recently is pelletized lime.

With sales of pelletized lime experiencing two to threefold increases in recent years, its apparent that gardeners, landscapers and famers are coming to appreciate and use pelletized limestone as a new and improved way to control soil acidity.

Pelletized lime, in essence, is powdered lime that is mixed with an adhesive to form small pellets. The process of making these pellets is very similar to the process of making powdered lime slabs of limestone are continuously crushed and ground until the stone forms small particles of powdered lime. However, instead of leaving the powder as is, pelletized lime takes the process one-step further, combining the lime with adhesives, called lignosulfonates, to bond the lime particles together and form pellets. These lignosulfonates account for about 9 percent of the entire composition of each pellet, and dissolve in the presence of water. This allows the pellets to take on a powder form once again after exposure to water.

Pelletized limestone has been on the market for years, but has only recently started to gain widespread popularity as an alternative to powdered lime. Although pelletized lime has a relatively higher cost than agricultural or powdered lime, it has incredible benefits over other forms. While this higher cost previously deterred people from using pelletized lime, it is apparent that gardeners and farmers alike are seeing the benefits outweigh the cost- even for high-production farmers.

When you compare pelletized lime to other types of lime amendments, there are significant functional and practical differences. Some of these differences can be attributed to the effectiveness of the materials. These comparisons are listed in more detail below:

Agricultural lime is characterized by crushed limestone and is therefore very coarse. On the other hand, pelletized lime is powdered before it is pelletized, making it easy to handle and easy to break down. When inserted into the ground, pelletized lime will disintegrate and become powder in the presence of water, acting quickly on the surrounding soil and taking effect for about a year. Agricultural lime, on the other hand, is solid in form, reducing the surface area in contact with the surrounding soil. This means agricultural lime takes much more time to break down and act on the surrounding soil, breaking down over the course of three to five years. In addition, the results of agricultural lime are also less consistent, due to varying rock sizes and soil conditions. Overall, pelletized lime is the more efficient, easier choice.

Processed limestone, regardless of whether it is applied to soil in powdered or pelletized form, works more quickly on soil than it would in a solid rock form, dissolving quickly into the soil to more immediately affect the pH. While both pelletized lime and powdered lime are manufactured by grinding solid limestone into a fine powder, pelletized lime is even further processed by adding water-soluble adhesives to the mix. This allows farmers and gardeners to easily spread and handle the pelletized material without missing out on the benefits of the quick-dissolving powdered form.

While the functionality of powdered and pelletized limestone are relatively similar, the practicality of these two lime forms is vastly different. Powdered lime has a small particle size, making it less effective at bringing change to soil than pelletized lime. Powdered lime is difficult to apply evenly due to its lightweight and dusty nature. It has a tendency to stick to clothing and shoes and can easily get picked up by the wind. This results in significant waste. The pelletized form of lime on the other hand is a bit more solidified, making it easier to spread and unaffected by the wind. Again, pelletized lime is the better option for efficiency and effectiveness.

Quicklime is more formally known as calcium oxide or CaO. This substance is significantly more alkaline than any other form of limestone, including pelletized lime. It is produced by heating limestone in a special kiln, which burns carbon dioxide off of the limestone. This then converts the limestone with a molecular structure of CaCO3 to calcium oxide with a molecular structure of CaO. Once converted into this more alkaline form, the calcium oxide is then powdered and packaged for use.

As its name suggests, the advantage to quicklime is that works very quickly, but this can actually be damaging to your soil and plants if used improperly. Additionally, quicklime comes in a powdered form, meaning that it has the same dust-related handling problems as traditional powdered lime. Pelletized lime, on the other hand, is much easier to handle and spread over soil. It is also much less alkaline than quicklime, allowing it to produce more consistent and controlled results.

Making Soil More Hospitable: Adjusting soil pH allows gardeners and farmers to grow a wider range of crops in soil that would otherwise be inhospitable to vegetation. This is especially helpful for land near cities and suburbs, as that soil tends to be slightly more acidic due to runoff and pollution.

If your soil isnt the appropriate pH before you apply fertilizer, then youre simply wasting your fertilizer. Fertilizer is ineffective in acidic soils. Up to 1/3 of the material is wasted in soil with a pH of 5.5 or less. This is because the plants simply cannot take advantage of the nutrients in the soil unless the pH is within the proper range. The problem gets worse the longer you use fertilizer three years of fertilizer use without limestone can result in soil dropping below a pH of 6.0. However, when controlled with appropriate limestone application, fertilizer can be even more effective.

Improved Plant Health: Between the improved pH levels and the calcium and magnesium in lime, the nutrients in the soil are more available to vegetation. Appropriate pH levels allow plants to more readily absorb nutrients, while calcium and magnesium are both necessary elements for the vegetable and flower production process in plants. Without appropriate lime application, plants might suffer malformations or poor fruit production.

However, the ability of limestone to effectively bring about these benefits depends largely on the qualities of the limestone used. The smaller the particles of limestone, the greater the surface area exposed to the surrounding soil and water. This means that the lime breaks down and starts neutralizing the surrounding soil more quickly than larger particles.

Because pelletized lime is essentially powdered lime combined with water-soluble adhesive, it takes on more user-friendly properties without sacrificing benefits of powdered lime. This quality lends a number of advantages to pelletized lime over other varieties. Just a few advantages of pelletized lime include:

Pelletized lime is much easier to spread than powdered lime and quicklime, primarily due to its weight and heft in its beaded form. While powdered lime has a tendency to dust over ones hands and clothing or get picked up by the wind, the solidified form of pelletized lime eliminates those dust-related issues. When compared to agricultural lime, pelletized lime is lighter and easier to spread.

Improved Consistency: Since the weight of the pelletized lime makes it easier to spread, it also improves the consistency and efficiency of lime application as well. The improved weight means lime pellets tend to stay where they fall instead of move around with the wind or other physical disturbances. The result is more evenly alkalized soil, which then improves water retention, nutrient absorption and root systems of plants.

More Options: In addition to the benefits that pelletized lime naturally offers, the process of breaking down and adding ingredients allows more of an opportunity to create an enhanced product. Additives, like micronutrients and organic acids, are often added to pellets during processing, creating a comprehensive soil solution that contains everything your soil needs to successfully grow.

In addition to the benefits that pelletized lime naturally offers, the process of breaking down and adding ingredients allows more of an opportunity to create an enhanced product. Additives, like micronutrients and organic acids, are often added to pellets during processing, creating a comprehensive soil solution that contains everything your soil needs to successfully grow product.

Pelletized lime can be used in the same places as other forms of lime, but is used largely the same way and manner as powdered lime, including lawns, gardens, flower beds, nurseries, orchards, farms and livestock pastures. Pelletized lime should be applied in the following basic steps:

Test the Soil: Youll want to test your soil about three months before you start planting so that you have enough time to finish the test and make changes to the soil, if need be. You can do test your soil with a personal testing kit or by sending a soil sample to a testing lab. Either method should allow you to determine the soil type and the pH level. This in an important step you should always do before applying lime, to ensure that your soil needs treated. Adding lime when it is not needed will result in your soil becoming too alkaline.

Your garden test, combined with your soil type, should give you an approximate idea of how much lime you need to apply to your soil. If you have clay soil, youll need much more lime to bring about significant change, due to the packed-in nature of the soil. If you have sandy soil, youll need less lime due to the particulate nature of the soil which allows nutrients and lime to flow much more easily. Loam-type soil is the best of the three, with an equal mix of clay, sand and organic material, loam soil needs only a medium amount of lime to bring about change. For example, if the pH of your soil is 5.5 and you want to bring it up to 6.5, for sandy soil you will need 4.2 pounds of lime, for loam soil you will need 8.4 pounds and for clay soil you will need 11.6 pounds.

Choose a Time to Lime: Generally, you will want to lime your garden or agricultural land during the spring before planting, or in the autumn after harvest. Many experts suggest liming at the end of the growing season so the lime will have enough time to spread evenly through the soil. Avoid liming when your soil is frosted-over or when your plants have already wilted. Try to lime right before a rainstorm or shower if possible, as this will allow the rain to dissolve the lime and help it soak into the soil. If your soil is particularly acidic, you may want to apply lime on a bi-annual basis.

Apply the Lime: Applying your lime depends largely on your personal preferences and equipment. Powder users will typically use a drop spreader, which is a machine that you push as it sprays powder across the soil. You can usually do the same with pelletized lime, though you also have the option to spread pelletized lime by hand or with a shovel if you desire. Regardless of your method, make sure that you apply your lime evenly to the soil surface so that every square foot is equally covered. Make sure you use all the lime you have parceled out for the job.

Till the Lime: You want to make sure your lime is readily available in your soil mix, and the best way to do this is to sink it into the soil. You can do this either by tilling the soil or digging the lime in by hand. You want to dig the pellets in to a depth around four to six inches. Lime will naturally dip this low after a few rainstorms, but your lime will act much more quickly at the root level of the soil if you get it started. This also reduces the chances that your lime pellets or powder will blow away with the wind.

Lime does take time to start acting on your soil. If you apply it to your lawn, you likely will not see results immediately after application. So how long does it take for pelletized lime to work? Wait for a month or so, or a few weeks after your next rainstorm, to test your soil pH again. Ideally, it should fall into your desired pH range. If it still falls below your ideal range, you can add more lime before the growing season. If the pH is too high, however, you will want to fix it. For immediate results, sulfur is the best bet, as it is most effective at fixing alkaline soil. If the change you need is small or you have time to fix it, however, adding manure or compost to your soil can help bring down the pH while also improving the quality of your soil.

Once you are satisfied with the amount of lime you have added to your soil, you can store any excess lime in cool, dry area for use next year. Apply pelletized lime to your soil every year to guarantee the improved health of your plants in the long-term.

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tdp 5 desktop tablet press | tdp-5 pill pressing machine

Manufactured by LFA in Taiwan, the TDP 5 has been built to the most rigorous standards of manufacture and efficiency. We use only the highest quality parts so your TDP 5 will continue to produce pharmaceutical-grade tablets for years to come.

If you are looking for a tablet press to help you develop new pills or to test concepts prior to rolling them out for production, the TDP 5s ability to produce a wide range of tablet sizes in small quantities means that this is definitely the machine for you. Designed to suit the needs of laboratory and developmental work rather than large scale manufacturing, the TDP 5 is nevertheless capable of producing any quantity from just a few tablets all the way up to small production runs of up to 4,800 tablets an hour.

The appeal of this tablet press lies in its versatility, combined with a strong feature set and the high quality of its manufacture. The latter ensures excellent reliability. For all these reasons the TDP 5 is a popular choice for use in research institutes, laboratories, food technology applications, pharmaceutical development, chemical plants and hospitals, or any location where flexibility, ease of use and speed are at a premium.

For the benefit of those who have never pressed a tablet before on a TDP 5, we have created a video tutorial on everything you will need to know to produce tablets on your TDP 5. You can find our training videos here.

With the help of our tutorial videos, and training either over Skype or at our facility, you will be able to operate the TDP 5 with ease. It is a relatively simple tablet press, and around 80% of our customers had never used a tablet press before making their purchase.

The TDP 5 tablet press has measurements of 700 mm x 400 mm x 800 mm, and weighs 125 kg (275.5lbs). It has a turret speed of 1400 r/min when running on electricity, and its motor operates at a maximum power of 0.75 kW for single phase use, and 0.55 kW for three-phase use. The machine can run on mains power that supplies either 110v or 220v.

To run the pill press by hand you simply place the raw materials in the cone-shaped container, then grasp the wheel and turn it gently. Your newly made tablets will then appear, ready to be bottled. It is a simple process that anyone can learn quickly. If you are just making a few tablets this simplicity really comes into its own and is a key feature of the machine. Alternatively, if you need to produce a larger batch of tablets, just plug your machine in and it will run quickly and smoothly on electric power.

Developing and testing pills often requires the creation of tablets containing similar but slightly different formulations. The TDP 5 includes several features that make it especially suited to this role.

Firstly, it is a highly efficient tablet press whose low consumption helps you achieve more pills from a set amount of raw material. Secondly, a particular advantage of the TDP 5 is that it can be operated using a minimum quantity of just 200 g of material. This is perfect for R&D work, where you may just want to press a few tablets for initial testing purposes. Later, once you have identified promising formulations, you can use the TDP 5 to produce larger batches for distribution in full-scale testing.

When developing tablets, you are often going to need to create different batches of tablets with slightly different formulations to find the most optimal. How well you can develop your product using focus groups and other testing methods is ultimately going to determine your products success.

The TDP 5 tablet press is exceptionally efficient in this practice because it only requires 200 g of raw materials, allowing you to produce just a few tablets for initial testing. Once the promising formulations have been identified, you can run the TDP 5 at 4,800 tablets per hour for larger batches.

Our TDP 5 is in stock at all times in our UK, US and Taiwan offices, and we dispatch from the office nearest to you so that your machine arrives as quickly and safely as possible. For more details, see our shipping page.

The TDP 5 is for the small business or entrepreneur looking for a flexible tablet press to develop and produce tablets. The TDP 5 is popular because of the large maximum tablet diameter and respectable output, making it hard to go wrong with the TDP 5.

Are you able to calculate the amount of profit your business generates per tablet? If so, this calculator will be able to tell you how many hours you will have to run this tablet press to cover its investment.

It will also be able to tell you the amount of profit it will generate every hour you run this tablet press, which makes this calculator a powerful tool when deciding on which tablet press is right for you or your business.

TheTDP 1.5,TDP 5andTDP 6s are all automatic machines that are driven by an electric motor. The TDP 1.5 is the entry-level model of the automatic machines. It has the least pressure at 15 kN and it is also limited in the size of the tablets it can produce.

The TDP 6s is our top-of-the-range machine and is more suited to irregular shaped tablets. The TDP 6s also has slightly more pressure at 60 kN, and is better suited to certain products that do not form tablets as easily.

We've created a calculator on our website for most of our tablet presses. See the "profit calculator" tab on the product page and enter your profit per tablet to see how many running hours the press will pay for itself and how much profit per hour it will generate.

The TDP 5. Hands down, this has been our most popular model for a while now. We do get customers coming back and upgrading to the RTP 9 (normally after a couple of years), but most new customers initially choose the TDP 5.

Because they are made by us, we are able to control quality and give you the best support possible. And because they are shipped from your local office, wait times are reduced and customs clearance is avoided, ensuring you have support in your time zone in a language that is convenient to you.

No, it does not need to be bolted into position but we do recommend it. If the machine is not secured in position by bolts or another method then it is more likely to shake a bolt loose, resulting in varying tablet weights. On top of this, the vibrations are likely to make the machine sound louder.

These will explain the different machines, and give you a much better idea. If you are still unsure, please do reach out, let us know what you are making and the quantity, and we will help to guide you through the process.

Firstly, TDP Universal Tooling came into effect in 2018. Machines brought from LFA before this time may be slightly different sizes. We always recommend checking the size of your tooling before placing your order.

They do not always conform to the same sizes, tolerance or quality as LFA TDPs or tooling. If you bought your press from someone else other than LFA, we are not able to guarantee that our tooling will fit.

LFA does not recommend leaving any of its machines unattended without an operator ever. Even if they only need to step away for a short amount of time, the operator should turn off the machine.This will avoid damaging it in the event that there is a jam and the operator is not there to switch it off.

The most common part to wear out on the machine is the boot. This comes in direct contact with the die cavity and can be hit or chipped by the upper and lower punches. This is made of brass so that the tooling is protected in the event of a collision. Because of this, the boot is soft and will wear over time. If anything, we recommend keeping a spare to avoid losing production time.

Not only that but it has a very basic mechanical process. While parts can break and wear over time the cost of replacing them is normally very low. We have known customers to have done 100,000s of tablets on the TDP 5.

The reason for this is that it is slow at only 5000 per hour and if you do run it constantly then you are going to be replacing a lot of parts on it. The life of the TDP 5 can easily be in the millions of tablets if well looked after and maintained.

It is a balance. If you stop and start the motor then you are likely to wear it out. If you run the press for long periods of time then as it heats up parts will expand the grease will thin and the wear on the machine will increase.

It is worth checking with your local food regulators if they have recommendations as to cleaning procedures. It is also worth inquiring about their specific regulations as each territory and regulating body has slightly different requirements.

If you are located in Canada then we recommend that you contact Health Canada prior to placing your order. Details regarding the import process can be found at the following link: Importing and registering pill presses (designated devices)

The document you need to fill out and file for a purchase originating in Australia is called a B712. This can be found at: https://www.abf.gov.au/form-listing/forms/b712.pdf. If you would like to speak with one of our team about this, then please get in contact.

There are a number of times when it would be better to get a TDP 5 instead of a TDP6. Really a TDP 6 is only better if you need to make shaped tablets (not-round) very regularly or if you need to make very large tablets (bigger than 12-14mm).

On the TDP 5 Version 2 the contact parts are made from, stainless steel, food grade plastics and the steel that the tooling is made from. The tooling that comes with the machine is made from S7 steel. If you need a different steel type for your tooling, you can place an order using our custom tooling form:https://www.lfamachines.com/custom-punch-dies-tooling

No, at the moment we have not done any reliability testing on the TDP 5. LFA, however, has 10 years experience selling, maintaining and servicing the TDP desktop press so we are sure of its reliability.

Yes, you can request multi-tip tooling for your TDP5, but there are a few things to consider first. Because the maximum tablet diameter size on a TDP 5 is 20mm, all of the punches would have to fit into this space, resulting in very small tablets. In addition to smaller tablets, it would not be cost effective since the cost of multi-tip tooling is the same amount as a second machine.

The largest tooling that the TDP 5 can take is 22mm however at this point the amount of pressure that you are able to get is very low. This is because the boot is not able to move out of the way of the die as it comes down.

Because of this at LFA we do recommend that you only try to make a tablet of up to 14mm on the TDP 5. If you do need to make a bigger tablet then we would recommend using a TDP 6s or one of the RTP range of rotary tablet presses.

This feature is not available on the TDP 5. The TDP 5 is a basic machine that is priced accordingly. If you need to know the amount of pressure that you are using to make one of your tablets you might want to consider an RTP 10i or HSTP.

Anti-vibration feet. These work great, they are large rubber pads that can bot through the 3/4 holes on the bottom of the press. They reduce the amount of noise from the machine and the rubber pads will stop it from slipping around.

G-clamps. An easy way to secure the tablet press to a table top without doing any damage to the bench top is using G-clamps. These are available from most hardware stores and are easily able to pin the machine to the work surface securely.

Bolt the press to the worktop. We would only recommend this if you really are sure of the location that you would like it to be secured. If you do want to do this then you can use the bolts that were sent with the press that was used to secure it to the shipping container.

We dont have a template available at the moment. You can measure the distance between the holes in your machines base to determine where to drill holes on your workstation. The tablet presses include the M10 bolts that we use to secure them to the shipping crate, so we would recommend using a 12mm drill bit.

The machine has not been greased correctly. If this is happening then the machine might run for a full turn or maybe even a few and then it will jam. This happens as the cogs, cams and bushings heat up and expand until they jam. The most likely place this is happening will be on the pinion gear. It is critical that this part is well lubricated.

No. Sorry. If you would like it in another language, we would be happy to get it translated for you. Simply reach out to the LFA team and we will work to get it done. Please note that this could take a while and we are not able to guarantee if we will be able to get it done.

Yes. Some of them. There are a number of parts that are able to be changed between the different TDP ranges. This includes the tooling, a lot of the upper and lower drift pin assemblies and the boot bolt and spring.

Yes, you can, but most people would not. There are a few technical challenges that exist with making effervescent tablets that do not exist with other forms of tablet that the TDP 5 is not well suited for.

If the size is not the problem then the tooling could be. Effervescent tablets tend to have quite high ejection forces and are prone to sticking to the punches. To combat this, we would normally create tooling with PTFE inserts and tungsten carbide lined dies. This would make the one set of tooling for the TDP quite expensive and not only that but there is a minimum order quantity of 5 sets when ordering custom tooling.

Apply Soap - Wash the entire machine with warm soapy water. Making sure to pay extra attention to all of the contact parts. Do not soak the machine, rather apply it with a cloth or sponge and then wipe it dry as you go.

We would recommend that you do this at the end of every production run or day that you have been using the machine on. We would also recommend that you store the machine under a dust cover and in a cool, low humidity environment to prevent rust.

No. It is technically possible for us to make tooling that is less than 4 mm however, the TDP does not really have the tolerances for the tooling to work properly with most mixes, so we do not recommend it.

When operating a desktop tablet press, supervision is required at all times. From time to time, excess powder can build up and cause tablets to form where the front of the boot gets to in its ejection cycle. When this happens there is a chance that a tablet could roll back into the way of the upper punch coming down to make a second tablet.

Almost, you will have to attach the hopper. We leave this off so that it does not get damaged in shipping. This should take less than a minute. The machine will then be ready to run. It is important that at that point you tune the machine by hand and do not turn it on right away. If you do, it can damage the press. Here is a video on how to tune the TDP 5: Setup the Fill Depth, Punch Pressure & Ejection Height on a TDP 5 Tablet Press

A common reason the boot needs to be replaced is that the upper drift pin assembly was not locked in place. As the machine runs, it works itself loose and then over a few tablets, it comes down and hits the boot. This can also happen if the operator does not turn over the TDP 5 by hand to tune the machine before turning the motor on, causing the upper pin to crash into the boot.

A common reason why the lower assembly timing rod runner bolt tends to break is because the tablet ejection forces are high. To reduce this, the operator should ensure that the mix is correctly lubricated.

Not a lot. We have a number of videos on our website that do cover the basics. If you would like to have in person training, then this is something that we would be happy to offer. It is free for anyone that has bought a TDP 5 from LFA and available at any one of our three offices. This takes around 2-3 hours.

No, an allen key set, a spanner set, and a crosshead screwdriver will cover most of the operations that you should ever need to do. Even to do a full strip down and assembly there are no specialist tools that you would need that a local hardware store would not be able to provide.

No, sorry, we do not customize our products. We only offer machines that are shown on our website. We do this so that we can be confident about the machines we sell and our ability to support them properly.

No. The way that a single station press works is that it runs in a single rotation. To put in a pre-pressure compression, you would have to stop the press and then reverse it. This really would not work. If this is something that you feel you need then it is best to look at rotary tablet presses. If pre-pressure is something you need, look towards our RTP 10i Rotary Tablet Press.

Yes, you can change the tooling. It is fairly easy. It takes about an hour or so the first time you do it, but you will get quicker. An LFA technician can do it in around 10 minutes - practice makes perfect!

22mm is what we say, although we have seen a customer successfully use a 27mm oval die on a TDP 5. This being said, the bigger the die the harder it becomes to use the press. The better you mix will need to be and every other factor will need to be in your favour. We do not recommend using a TDP 5 press a tablet above around 14-16 mm unless you have had your formula tested first. The ideal size is less than 12mm.

The expected life of your tooling will depend on a number of things. The most important is how granular your mix is. It will also depend on what steel grade you have opted to have your tooling made from and if it is coated. Because of all of these factors, it is almost impossible to predict how long your tooling will last.

LFA is aware of customers who have been able to run their TDP 5 for 10 hours a day, several days in a row. However, LFA does not recommend this, because it will wear the machine down. It is important to let it cool and to clean and grease it regularly.

That would depend on the product you plan on producing, the requirements of your local authorities, and the governing bodies of the product that you are making. We would however strongly recommend installing it in a cage.

There are a number of advantages of the TDP 6s over not only the TDP 5 but all of the other TDP presses. The main one is how easily it is to press shaped tablets. It is able to do this because of the way that it adjusts the punch pressure on the machine. It does it using a linear motion rather than a rotational motion.

As with all machines, the TDP 5 will have parts on it that over time will need to be changed or that can become damaged through user error. Below is a list of parts that LFA has come to recognise as the most frequently damaged or that have been designed to wear so that more expensive parts of the press are protected.

Tooling - The tooling on the TDP 5 can become chipped or broken. Lead times for a new set of tooling can take as long as 6-8 weeks so we recommend having a spare set or two. This is especially true if the tooling is customized.

Boot - The TDP 5 boot is formed from a toughened food grade plastic. This part can become trapped between the die bore and the upper punch and usually happens from user error when the upper punch has not been secured correctly. While we hold this part in stock at all of our locations it can reduce waiting to have a spare.

Boot Timing Bar - In the event that the boot is trapped or damaged by the upper punch the boot timing bar can become bent. While we hold this part in stock at all of our locations it can reduce waiting to have a spare.

V Belt - The V Belt on the TDP 5 is used to drive all of the power from the motor to the cams. This overtime will lose some of its tension and wear. When this happens the maximum pressure that you will be able to achieve on the press will reduce. We do hold this part in stock and most of the time the part will not fail, requiring immediate replacement. The tension on the belt can also be increased by adjusting the position of the motor. This will extend the life of the belt.

Upper Cam Bushing - The upper cam bushing is a brass wear part that is used to keep the upper cam from coming into direct contact with the base of the machine. This part will need to be replaced after around 500 - 1,000 hours depending on the product being pressed and the pressure being used.

Yes, this can happen because the boot bolt and spring have been screwed too far into the press or have not been screwed in far enough. It is important to make sure that the bolt is in the correct position before over tightening the set screw.

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The melt emerging from the holes in the heated pelletiser die face (1) are cut off by rotating knives (2). The pellets are flung outward by the centrifugal force into a rotating water ring (3). This cools the pellets and transports them via a flexible discharge channel to the to the pellet water removal screen (4). The pellets pass through the oversize particle separator to the drying centrifuge. They are then conveyed in a stream of air through a transport duct to the silo or bagging station. The cooling water circulates in a closed circuit and is fed back to the pelletising head through a cooling water filtering system and a heat exchanger using a water pump.

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The strands are cooled by a laminar flowing film of water and manually adjustable spray nozzles. They are cooled down to such an extent that they do not lose their shape in the subsequent strand pelletiser (3).

The melt strands coming through the boreholes of the heated die head (1) are conveyed to a horizontally and vertically adjustable water chute (2). The strands are cooled by a laminar flowing film of water and manually adjustable spray nozzles. They are cooled down to such an extent that they do not lose their shape in the subsequent strand pelletiser (3). The strands retain enough core heat to effectively support the later drying process on the vibration screen and enable crystallisation if required.

After it passes through the cooling piping (4) the transport water and any fine particles which it may have are removed from the pellets in the pellet water removal screen (5). After filtration and cooling the water is returned to the process water circuit. The latent residual heat of the pellets continues the drying process on the pellet water removal screen. They then move on via an oversize particle screen (6) to the centrifuge (7) for the final drying process.

A system for the integrated and energy-efficient crystallisation of PET or PLA. The melt-filtrated strands are cooled briefly in water and then cut into pellets. The material is then fed immediately into a container.

The strands are cooled by a laminar flowing film of water and manually adjustable spray nozzles. They are cooled down to such an extent that they do not lose their shape in the subsequent strand pelletiser (3).

The melt strands coming through the boreholes of the heated die head (1) are conveyed to a horizontally and vertically adjustable water chute (2). The strands are cooled by a laminar flowing film of water and manually adjustable spray nozzles. They are cooled down to such an extent that they do not lose their shape in the subsequent strand pelletiser (3). The strands retain enough core heat to effectively support the later drying process on the vibration screen and enable crystallisation if required.

After the strand pelletiser the surface moisture is removed in the centrifuge (4). The amorphous pellets are crystallised in the crystallisation unit (5) using the residual core energy. A vertical conveyor screw (6) moves the major part of the crystalline pellets into the post-crystallisation unit (7). A small portion is returned to prevent the still amorphous pellets from sticking. Thanks to the integrated weight sensor, the system is controlled completely automatically. Non-conforming pellet sizes are removed at the classification screen. A transport blower then moves the pellets to the next step.

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The SZLH250 pellet mill feed is suitable for large and medium-sized feed factories to process pellets, and can also be used in various types of farms to produce pellets by themselves using simple and matching methods.

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