Pan Granulator

Disc Granulators picture shows the elements of a disc granulator. It is also referred to as a pelletizer in the iron-ore industry or a pan granulator in the agricultural chemical industry. The equipment consists of a rotating, tilted disc or pan with a rim. Solids and wetting agents are continuously added to the disc. A coating of the feed material builds up on the disc and the thickness of this layer is controlled by scrapers or a plow, which may oscillate mechanically. The surface of the pan may also be lined with expanded metal or an abrasive coating to promote proper lifting and cascading of the particulate bed, although this is generally unnecessary for fine materials.