Fluid Bed Granulators

Fluid Beds Designed for your Granulation/Agglomeration Process

Our fluid bed granulators are manufactured with quality and safety in mind. Each fluid bed is built by our team of engineers, designers, and craftsman who together have more than 300 years of experience in granulation technology. In addition, our on-site laboratory and pilot plant equipment and facilities produce the data needed to design and size your fluidized bed granulator for your specific process.

We understand that your fluid bed granulation or agglomeration process may require specialized designs. With experience in fluid bed design beginning in 1981, we have the experience and expertise to help you with your process development and equipment needs. We build both batch and continuous fluid bed agglomerators and can build fluid beds that include zones for multiple unit operations. These may include drying, classifying, coating, and more. In addition to fluid beds, we design fluid bed systems.

Materials of Construction: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, or Specialty Alloys
Sizes: ¼ ft2 to 1000 ft2
Capacities: 4 lbs/hr to 50 tons/hr

Air Handling/ Emissions Control Systems Available:

  • Scrubbers
  • Baghouses
  • Cyclones

Fluid Bed Granulation Applications

  • Biomass – Wood Chips, Energy Crops, and Other Materials
  • Minerals – Sands, Clays, and Other Minerals
  • Animal Feeds – Cereal Grains, High Protein, Wastes, and By-Products
  • Agricultural Wastes – Animal Manures and Litters, Crop Wastes
  • Fertilizers
  • Foods – Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Starches, and more
  • Powders – Catalysts, Chemicals, Pigments, Metals and more

Typical Types of Fluid Bed Granulation

  • Wet Granulation/Agglomeration
  • Melt Spray Granulation
  • Steam/Water Granulation
  • Reaction Granulation

Continuous Fluid Bed Granulator Diagram

Continuous Fluid Bed Granulator Diagram

ACT Fluid Bed Granulators Include the Following:

ACT Fluid Beds Include the Following:

  • Batch or Continuous Operation
  • Push, Pull or Combination Air Flow
  • Positive, Negative or Atmospheric Pressure
  • Particle Size Capacity Ranging from 2 Inches to Sub-microns
  • 2 kg Batch to 50 tons/hr Continuous Production
  • Optional ACT Spray Systems and Bed Inserts
  • Modular or Complete System Designs
  • Scalability
  • Easy Operation and Clean Up
  • Full Compatibility with All ACT Industrial Equipment

Your Specialty Fluid Bed Could Include:

  • Complete Custom Engineering and Design
  • Custom Size and Shape
  • Food/Pharmaceutical Grade Stainless Steel
  • Explosion Resistant Design
  • Corrosion Resistant Material
  • Hazardous Chemical Systems
  • Recirculating Contained Gas Design
  • Specialty Inserts, Screens and Spraying Systems
  • Fully Automated Operation

Benefits of an ACT Fluid Bed

  • Quality Tested
  • Backed by Years of Experience in Rotary Drum Engineering, Design, and Fabrication
  • Proven Customer Service
  • Customizable for Your Process
  • On-site Laboratory and Pilot Testing
  • Built with Safety in Mind