Pilot Plants

Helping you find the best solution

Köppern has developed laboratory test methods in cooperation with the university of Freiberg in Germany. Little material is required to perform such tests. Results collected over a number of years provide excellent data for evaluating the suitability of materials for processing.

To establish the final design and layout of an operating system, further trials with larger amounts of materials need to be carried out. For this purpose, two roller presses for compaction tests are available at Köppern’s pilot plant in Freiberg. Test work can also be carried out at Köppern’s facility at Charlotte in the USA.

Depending on the test material, these test machines can be equipped with different feed systems. They have variable drives and are connected to the central operating data collection system to facilitate the preparation of test reports. Mixers, crushers, screens and further peripheral devices are also available.

Such trials aim to:

    •    optimize feed characteristics
    •    determine compaction parameters
    •    select suitable equipment
    •    determine product parameters
    •    examine recycle potentials.

For the benefit of our customers, data from the laboratory and pilot plant are continually updated in line with our field experience.