Size & Volume Reduction

Manufacturers of size reduction equipment for dry material handling operations

There are many types of size-reduction equipment, which are often developed empirically to handle specific bulk materials and then are applied in other settings. Knowing the properties of the material to be processed is crucial. Despite the availability of other particle production processes, size reduction remains today one of the workhorses for production of bulk solids with tailored particle properties.

Manufacturers of particle forming / size enlargement equipment for dry material handling operations

Agglomeration or size enlargement processes transform small bulk solids or past materials to materials of larger sizes, with either random or controlled shapes – granules, briquettes, tablets, pellets, bricks, extrudates or compacts. Size enlargement is a process that has been used for centuries and in several ways, it still remains an art rather than an exact science. Perhaps this is due to the unpredictable behavior of bulk solids. Also in this process, determination of the required product properties is of highest importance. Find manufacturers of size reduction and size enlargement equipment to assist you when handling dry bulk materials in our Equipment Guide.


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Acmon Systems

Acmon Systems
Acmon Systems S.A. is an engineering company specializing in the field of Bulk material Handling solutions in a wide range of industry sectors. Acmon’s key competences involve process-engineering solutions for powders and liquids on a TurnKey basis ranging from 3D visualization design, manufacturing, installing, commissioning and start up complete with full automation and software packages along with comprehensive post-sales support."

Dinnissen Process Technology

Dinnissen Process Technology - BulkInside
Dinnissen Process Technology“Trusted by the best” In 1948 we created our first machine. Today, billions of people consume products that are touched by our machines, every day. During our 70 years in business, we have become a world leader in process technology in the world of powders, particles and granules.  We’re proud to be known for our expertise, quality products and tailor-made solutions.


Eriez is the global leader in separation and vibratory technologies. Regardless of your process and material, Eriez offers every solution for gravity, conveyed, pneumatic or liquid line flows. Employing Eriez powerful magnetic separators for ferrous contaminants and metal detectors for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals ensures your product is free of dangerous tramp metals. Eriez offers electromagnetic and mechanical vibratory feeders, conveyors and screeners for sanitary and general purpose material handling.


Gericke is a fourth-generation, family-owned company offering a complete range of process equipment and expert engineering services for the automated handling of dry, bulk materials. Gericke custom-designs, manufactures, installs and services pneumatic conveying systems, sifters, lump breakers, feeders, mixers, rotary valves, bag handling stations and more.


IPCO is a world leading supplier of multi-stage process systems for the production of high-quality composite materials. The company delivers efficient manufacturing solutions as well as end-to-end systems including upstream/downstream handling equipment to customers in industries ranging from chemicals, construction and automotive to flooring and technical textiles.

Kason Corporation

Kason Corporation: Bulk Solids Screening Equipment
As a leading manufacturer of industrial screening and processing equipment, Kason Corporation understands the vital role that processing equipment can play in creating quality products. We manufacture a wide range of equipment that can be utilized for screening, separating, milling, drying, cooling, dewatering, de-agglomeration, and more.

Kemutec – Part of the Schenck Process Group

Kemutec is recognised globally, as a quality brand for Sifters, Mixing Machines and Milling Machines; who form part of the Schenck Process Group. The industries Kemutec operate in include Food Processing and Powder Processing, such as for Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals. Kemutec solutions are all hygienically, custom-designed. Technologies from Kemutec enable quick size reduction, reliable screening and size classification, as well as consistent mixing and blending.


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Since 1990 MIX has been projecting and manufacturing in Cavezzo mixing systems and industrial components for bulk solids handling. In its mission, MIX operates not merely as a supplier, but as a reliable partner being able to develop new solutions and increase the efficiency of the production processes. Certification Systems according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
National Bulk Equipment (NBE) designs, engineers, manufactures, installs, and commissions equipment, systems, and fullstream projects for processing and packaging of dry and liquid bulk materials. NBE bulk material handling applications include: discharging, filling, conveying, mixing, storage, reclamation, and infeed.

Progressive Products, Inc

Progressive Products, Inc
Progressive Products, Inc. optimizes pneumatic conveying systems by reducing waste and cost, minimizing downtime, and improving productivity with high-performing components. If you need durable, cost-effective components to optimize your system, we’ll develop innovative solutions which support peak performance – quickly, efficiently and affordably.

Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM)

Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM) - BulkInside
Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM) engineer’s cutting-edge technologies and solutions across the bulk material handling spectrum, delivering unmatched precision and accuracy for dry powder pneumatic conveying, mixing, blending, milling, sifting, screening, weighing and feeding. Additionally, the group provides highly efficient air filtration systems for dust collection applications.

Stedman Machine Company

Stedman Machine Company offers a wide equipment range for selecting the most cost-effective size reduction method: Cage Mills, Horizontal & Vertical Shaft Impactors, Hammer Mills, Lump Breakers, & Air Swept Fine Grinders. Full-scale testing & toll processing facility. Complete size reduction plant design and construction. 24-hr parts & service.

Vraykos Mechanical Limited

Vraykos Mechanical Limited
Vraykos Limited specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial projects. With our 30 years of experience in the field of industrial projects, our company has earned a reputation for its high quality services, punctuality and reliability. Our clientele mainly includes the largest industries that deal in food, plastics, chemicals and animal feed.


WAMGROUP S.p.A. - BulkInside Company Profile
WAMGROUP is the global market leader in Screw Conveyors and amongst the most prominent players in the field of Bulk Solids Handling & Processing Equipment. The company founded in Modena, Italy, in 1968, employs some 2,100 people at more than 60 locations in 40 countries. The Company’s comprehensive product range includes equipment for Bulk Solids Handling & Processing, Dust Filtration, Waste Water Treatment and Renewable Energy Generation.

Other manufacturers

AAAmachine, Inc.
AD Process Equipment
Admix, Inc.
Air-Tec system
Ajax Equipment
Alexanderwerk AG
Allegheny Manufacturing LLC
Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG
Anutec GmbH
Atlantic Coast Crushers, Inc.
Axtel industries Ltd
Bauermeister Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH
Benko Products
Bepex International, LLC
BHS-Sonthofen GmbH
Bosch Packaging Technology
Carter Day International, Inc.
CECO Environmental
Classifier Milling Systems Inc.
Collin Lab & Pilot Solutions
COMAV s.r.l.
Conveyor Engineering & Manufacturing
Dec Group
Dutch Spiral B.V.
Dynamic Air Inc.
ECUTEC Barcelona S.L.
EMDE Automation GmbH
EUROmilling A/S
Faytec AG
FEECO International
Fette Compacting GmbH
Fluid Air
Franklin Miller
Freund-Vector Corporation
FREWITT fabrique de machines SA
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH
Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG
Glatt GmbH
Haith Group
Hanningfield Process Systems
Heyl & Patterson Inc.
Horsthemke GmbH
Hosokawa Alpine
Hosokawa Micron B.V.
IBAU HAMBURG Ingenieurgesellschaft Industriebau mbH
Imperial Metal Products / Jersey Crusher Inc.
Indpro Engineering Systems Pvt Ltd
Innovative Process Applications (IPA)
Intercem Engineering GmbH
J-Tec Material Handling
Jet Pulverizer Co.
JetSolutions SA
K.R. Komarek Inc.
Kason Kek-Gardner
Key International, Inc.
Klinkenberg Zaanstad BV
L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH
LCI Corporation
Ludman Industries
Luxme International Ltd.
Mars Mineral
Maschinenfabrik Gustav Eirich GmbH & Co KG
Maschinenfabrik Köppern GmbH & Co. KG
Meyer Industries, Inc.
MIX - Mixer Systems, Inc.
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Munson Machinery Company, Inc.
N.M. Heilig BV
NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing
NEU Process
Neuhaus Neotec GmbH
Novinox S.r.l.
Oliver + Batlle
Orenda Automation Technologies Inc
Palamatic Process
Pallmann Maschinenfabrik
Piovan S.p.A.
Pneuvay Engineering Pty Ltd
Prater Industries, Inc.
Pulva Corporation
Reduction Engineering Scheer
RETSCH GmbH – Solutions in Milling & Sieving
Rieco Industries Limited
Robson Handling Technology Ltd
Rospen Industries Ltd
Rubitec AG
S. Howes
Schold Manufacturing LLC
Schutte Hammermill
Scott Equipment Company
SENNEBOGEN Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Seydlitz United Consultants
Shini USA
Sinfines Factory
Spray Nozzle Engineering
Stellar Manufacturing Company
Sterling Systems and Controls, Inc.
Sturtevant Inc.
Telschig Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
TerraSource Global
TIETJEN Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Tridelta Siperm GmbH
Triott Group
VTS Verfahrenstechnik Schweitzer GmbH
Whirlwind Engineering Corporation
WL Port-Land Systems, Inc.
Yargus Manufacturing

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More than 30 years’ experience in development and realisation projects as a project manager for feed, aqua feed and petfood. Working at Dinnissen for 20 years as account manager in feed, aqua feed and petfood division. Specialist in developing major projects with added value focussing on pneumatic conveying, mixing, drying, grinding and coating with liquid and powder systems.
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Chuck Johnson is the director of sales at National Bulk Equipment, located in Holland, Michigan. His professional experience includes over 25 years in the design, engineering, & sales of bulk material handling equipment & systems. Johnson holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.
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Chris Nawalaniec is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stedman Machine Company, the Aurora, Ind.-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment and systems, founded in 1834. Nawalaniec graduated from the University of Cincinnati (BSME, MBA) and has more than 30 years professional experience in size reduction and particle size separation. Nawalaniec oversees new machinery and system sales, as well as the full-service test plant that has been operating at Stedman for more than 90 years.
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Aristidis Melios is the General Manager at Vraykos & Associates Mechanical Ltd. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, and has more than 30 years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing of bulk materials handling systems in food industry in Greece and Balkans area. Mr Melios is an expert in managing industrial projects that concern mechanical or pneumatic conveying, weighing & dosing, mixing, dedusting, screening and storaging of food bulk products. He has the experience needed to create a cost efficient turn-key solution for every bulk materials industry. The last years leads the Vraykos company engineering team with success, inserting new ideas and technologies in the field of bulk materials handling systems.
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Andreas Schlenker is Senior Sales Manager for scattering applications at IPCO Germany GmbH. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Fachhochschule Esslingen and has more than 20 years of experience in the design, engineering and marketing of scattering equipment. He has worked for IPCO since 2001 and is the specialist for the handling of bulk materials in the flooring, composite, automotive, non-woven, textile, recycling, electronic, filter, food, furniture, and wallpaper industries. Over the years he has accumulated a lot of experience with worldwide projects involving individual scattering units, complete process solutions involving IPCO’s ThermoPress technology and customized process solutions.
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Sunny Nwadinma is the Senior Applications Engineer at Kason Corporation. He covers product lines of circular fluidized-bed dryers, coolers and moisturizers, circular vibratory and centrifugal sifters, and static sieve screeners. He studied Engineering Technology at Essex Community College and studied Mechanical Engineering and Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He holds certificates from the Dale Carnegie course on fluidized-bed technology from the University of Wisconsin, and the Effective Facilitator Course offered by the Leadership Strategies Institute.
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Matthew Bailey – Technical Lead

Matthew is a mechanical engineer holding an honours degree from the Auckland University of Technology and has been responsible for BFM® Global’s product development, testing and compliance programme for almost 5 years. Matt’s experience is centered on the powder handling industry with a specific focus on flexible connectors, and all the compliance requirements around them. From food to pharmaceutical and all industries in between, Matt works with our Distributor partners, end users and OEMs from Europe, Asia and the Americas to solve application challenges. He regularly attends industry tradeshows around the world and understands the complex requirements of each different market.
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Todd Allison is President of Progressive Products, Inc, where he spent 6 years being a sales engineer before moving into his current role. He is also a former adjunct professor in the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State University, where he taught Innovation Engineering. Todd has spent most of his career in the pneumatic conveying industry and has almost 20 years of experience in industrial sales and product design. He is a graduate of SCAD design school and attended graduate school at the Kelce School of Business at Pittsburg State University. He serves on several advisory boards including the CEDBR Kansas Economic Outlook Team and the Mid America District Export Council.
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Kemutec B.V. was founded a few years ago, to enable dedicated service to Kemutec customers on the mainland of Europe. Johan Lucas, who is responsible for the Sales & Business Development of Kemutec in the Benelux, started his career 30 years ago as product manager of Kemutec. During these decades he created a long track record of projects and joint process developments in the Confectionary, Spices, Flavours, Dairy, Cereals and Bakery Ingredients. In addition to Beverages, Detergent, Pharmaceutical and the Chemical Industry with elements like feasibility studies, conceptual design, system integration, etcetera – delivering advice, components, systems or total solutions. Due to his cooperation with many leading suppliers, he developed expertise in Powder Process & Handling technologies such as sieving, classifying, breaking, crushing, milling, conveying, mixing/blending, feed/dosing & weighing. Johan’s specific knowledge in powder process applications includes crushing/de-agglomeration after dryers/spray towers, QA at filling & emptying – small/big bags, dry/wet cleaning – hygienic design, trouble-free feeding of liquid processes – dissolving & filtration. Johan enjoys a challenge to solve any kind of powder process problem. Contact him on +31 (0) 653 86 77 06,
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