Kaolin Clay Production Plant for Sale
Primary crushing reduces material size from as much as one meter to a few centimeters in diameter and typically is accomplished using jaw or gyratory crushers. Rotating pan crushers, cone crushers, smooth roll crushers, toothed roll crushers, and hammer mills are used for secondary crushing, which further reduces particle size to 3 mm (0.1 in.) or less.
For some applications, tertiary size reduction is necessary and is accomplished by means of ball, rod, or pebble mills, which are often combined with air separators. Screening typically is carried out by means of two or more multi-deck sloping screens that are mechanically or electromagnetically vibrated. Pug mills are used for blunging, and rotary, fluid bed, and vibrating grate dryers are used for drying clay materials.
Kaolin Manufacturing Process
Kaolin can be manufactured in dry or wet process. The dry process is simpler and produces a lower quality product than the wet process. In the dry process, the raw material is crushed to the desired size, dried in rotary dryers, pulverized and air-floated to remove most of the coarse grit.
Wet processing of kaolin begins with blunging to produce a slurry, which then is fractionated into coarse and fine fractions using centrifuges, hydrocyclones, or hydroseparators. At this step in the process, various chemical methods, such as bleaching, and physical and magnetic methods, may be used to refine the material.
Kaolin Crushing Machine
Crushing is the integral stage in the kaolin production process, which is generally operated in a dry operation, and involves breaking down the ore by compressing it against rigid surfaces or by impacting it against hard surfaces in a controlled motion flow.
This process step prepares the ore for further size reduction (grinding) or for feeding directly to the classification and/or concentration separation stages. Tailings are usually not generated in this process step. Typical types of crushers are:
- jaw crushers
- gyratory crushers
- cone crushers
- roll crushers
- impact crushers.