Principles of Spiral Gravity Classification

Author:  Dr. David Kirk, Coventry University, U.K.
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Volume 20 / Issue 4, Fall 2006
Doc ID:  2006052
Year of Publication:  2006
INTRODUCTION Gravity separation of shot particles is of fundamental importance for peening. From a commercial viewpoint it is the basis of several methods for separating acceptable from unacceptable shot shapes i.e. classification. The commonest such method is probably spiral gravity separation. This method has a long and successful history and is used in a number of industries on a variety of particle types.

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