Vortex Company announces that more than 80 ribbon blenders, sized for different working volumes and bulk densities, are now available from stock. Most standard and sanitary models can ship within three weeks or less. Built-to-order custom units are also offered with fast lead times, according to the company.
Ribbon blenders are commonly used for rapid blending of dry powders, granules, pellets and other solid forms. These machines also mix paste-like materials, wet granulations and solid-liquid suspensions. Batch components are blended within a U-shaped trough via a horizontal agitator consisting of inner and outer helical ribbons. The ribbons are precisely pitched to move materials in a well-balanced axial and radial flow pattern. Tightly controlled clearances between the trough surfaces and agitator tips further ensure fast and thorough mixing. All Vortex Ribbon Blenders are directly driven by an inverter-ready gearmotor.