what’s a good mixture?

23-05-2013

mixing results
mixing results

A dry bulk solids powder mixture is a mathematical ratio among the ingredients in the mixture. In a simple example, let’s say you have four particles in your hand – three salt particles and one grain of sand. Their ratio is 3-to-1, and the mixture is homogeneous. Of course, it would be nice if you could arrange all the particles in a much larger mixture into that same ratio. But a mixer is really a randomization device, and it can only randomize the particles in a large mixture to the best possible odds. To improve these odds, the mixer’s mixing action should provide randomization by creating voids between particles that allow the particles to randomly roll together and by providing organized transportation for the particles by controlling the mixing speed and the void sizes. This mixing action produces a homogeneous mixture by overcoming the paticles’ tendency to segregate by rolling apart.