The Vortex “Mixing Knowledge” provide many useful tips and techniques on powder blending, high-viscosity mixing, particle mixing, sub-surface powder induction, sanitary mixing and other mixing topics.
More and more solid-solid and solid-liquid applications reply on the batch ribbon mixer for fast, straightforward, and reliable mixing. Vortex ribbon mixer consist of U-shaped trough and an agitator made up of inner and outer helical ribbons that are pitched to move materials axially, in opposing directions, and also radially. This versatile machine, it accomplishes powder or pellet blending, coating of solid particles with minor liquids or finer particles, mixing of low to medium viscosity slurries, and even vacuum drying of powders or pastes to a desired moisture content.
Selecting a suitable ribbon mixer for your particular application starts with specifying your batch weight and product bulk density. With these two items and consideration of loading factor of ribbon mixer, we could decide what kind of model is require, such as 100L, 500L, 1000L or 5000L, and etc.
Material of construction is selected for compatibility with all raw materials. Vortex ribbon mixer are generally made of three different materials, stainless steel 304, stainless steel 316 and carbon steel. Other features such as type of discharge valve, heating/cooling jacket, etc., must also be discussed in detail according with your situation.
Vortex ribbon mixer also has gearmotors design, which delivers higher operating efficiency, better performance, and numerous practical advantages. Because overhung loads on the motor and reducer-shaft bearing are eliminated in gearmotors, service life is longer. Variable frequency drives (VFD) allow soft start and provide a convenient way of controlling speed anytime during blending and discharging. The gearmotor/VFD technology is reliable and cost-effective option.
All in all, vortex ribbon mixer not only provide good quality mixer, but also share with you the technology of blending according to your requirement, which give you a comprehensive understanding of ribbon mixer you wanted.