Ploughshare mixer has been developed in last century in Europe. It is very wide used in different industries and applications. Now, this technology was introduced in China and welcomed by many Chinese customers. According to the structure and mixing principle, plough mixer has many advantages that other mixers haven’t. Vortex cooperate with German to present a high performance ploughshare mixer.
How it Works:
The plough shear mixer consists of a cylindrical drum containing plough shaped mixing elements that are mounted on a horizontal shaft. The agitator’s shaft is positioned in the centre of the drum and has welded / bolted arms on which the “Plough” shaped mixing elements are mounted. The plough shear mixer gets its name because of these plough shaped mixing elements. Independently driven high-speed choppers may be installed to disperse agglomerations and control granulation during the mixing process.
In operation, material is loaded through the top inlet. The working volume of the plough shear mixer ranges from 30% to 60% of the total drum volume. The shaft rotates at higher speed, producing a plough tip speed of more than 200 meters per minute to effect a fluidizing action. The ploughs throw the material upward, and the material settles in a random pattern. The size, shape, positioning, and peripheral speed of the ploughs are coordinated in such a way that they produce a whirling, three-dimensional product movement. The turbulence and material movement within the mixer container prevents formation of dead-spots or low-movement zones and ensures fast and homogenous mixing. The ploughs are designed to lift the material from the inside wall of the container without squashing the particles against the wall.
Application of Ploughshare Mixer
- Dry powder mixing – e.g. Food flavoring/additives, Sponge/cake mixes, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Cement, Powdered rubber
- Paste mixing – e.g. Biscuit creams, dough, PVC pastes, Car body fillers/putties, Sugar/marzipan paste, Toiletry pastes, Tile adhesives and grouts
- Mixing of wet slurries – e.g. Filter cake re-slurrying, dough, Fiber glass resin dough putty
- Wet granulation
- Liquid coating of powders and granules
- Fat and oil incorporation
- Vacuum drying
- Hot air drying
Plough Shear Mixer has applications in the following industries:
- Food Flavoring
- Brake linings
- Confectionery products
- Waste treatment
- Fiber Glass