I got a question which i would like to throw in the group;
I know a plant where the sizes of the die/rollers used are as follows
inside diameter = 52 cm
outside diameter= 62 cm
Width (contact with rollers) = 14 cm
Width die = 18 cm
Rollers: outside diameter = 24 cm
outline = 77.5 cm
However we do not achieve a good capacity with this press, even while we are using formulations which are running smoothly in other mills. We noticed low amperes mostly, but these switch to very high amperes at sudden but frequent intervals, causing us to have to reduce load and thus reducing capacity.
Could the problem be related to the diameter ratio between rollers and die? or might the manufacturor of the dies be selling dies with badly drilled holes?
With thanks for your answers,