Ribbon Blender | Ribbon Mixer

how ribbon blender works

Working Principle of Ribbon Blender:

Ribbon Blender (also named ribbon mixer) is a basic industrial mixing machine. They consist, basically, of a trough-shaped shell (usually 2 to 3 times longer than it is wide) with a semicircular bottom, fitted with a horizontal longitudinal shaft on which are mounted arms supporting a combination of ribbon blades, paddles or helical screws set at a fairly close clearance to the semicircular mixer body so that no layer of material remains on the bottom of the ribbon mixer. The most effective design of ribbon layout is the double spiral in which the outer ribbon moves the product in one direction and the inner ribbon moves it in the opposite direction.

The ribbons rotate and move materials both radially and laterally to insure thorough blends in short cycle times. Ribbon agitators are used for blends that will be between 40 and 70% of the rated capacity of ribbon blender.

Ribbon Blender Specification

Model Nominal Volume Mixing Volume Speed(RPM) Motor Power
VRB-0.1m³ 100L 40L-60L 76 3KW(4HP)
VRB-0.3m³ 300L 120L-180L 66 4KW(5.5HP)
VRB-0.5m³ 500L 200L-300L 66 5.5KW(7.5HP)
VRB-1m³ 1000L 400L-600L 41 11KW(15HP)
VRB-2m³ 2000L 800L-1200L 41 18.5KW(25HP)
VRB-3m³ 3000L 1200L-1800L 33 22KW(30HP)
VRB-4m³ 4000L 1600L-2400L 33 22KW(30HP)
VRB-5m³ 5000L 2000L-3000L 26 30KW(41HP)
VRB-6m³ 6000L 2400L-3600L 26 37KW(50HP)
VRB-8m³ 8000L 3200L-4800L 26 45KW(61HP)
VRB-10m³ 10000L 4000L-6000L 20 55KW(75HP)
VRB-12m³ 12000L 4800L-7200L 20 55KW(75HP)
VRB-15m³ 15000L 6000L-9000L 17 75KW(102HP)
VRB-20m³ 20000L 8000L-12000L 17 75KW(102HP)

Advantages of Horizontal Ribbon Blender

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  • Mild mixing which will not break the physical size of material
  • More loading factor:ribbon blender’s working volume is between 40%-70% of the total nominal volume, but generally speaking, 60% is maximum loading ratio of ribbon blender when mix heavy bulk density material
  • Easy Cleaning: usually, the opening at  top cover is very large to touch into the inner surface for cleaning purpose.
  • Easy Maintenance: the structure is very simple, easy to dismantle and maintenance
  • Low Power Energy

Standard Features of Ribbon Blender

1000L Ribbon Mixer
1000L Ribbon Mixer
  • Capacity range from 100-30000L
  • Mild Steel/Stainless Steel construction
  • Flange connection ribbon shaft or Thru ribbon shaft
  • Normal Temperature and Pressure
  • Gland Packing Seal + Air Purge Seal
  • Pneumatic Operated Outlet Valve

Special Add-on Features

Vortex corporation has been a powder mixer manufactuer since 1989, decades years’ experience and constant improving technology makes vortex ribbon blender stand out with below special features.

Dimple Jacket Ribbon Blender
Dimple Jacket Ribbon Blender
  • Vacuum/Pressure
  • Heating/Cooling Jacket
  • Spraying Nozzle for liquid
  • Heavy-duty drive unit
  • Various Outlet Valve depend on customer’s process requirement
  • Explosion-proof for electricity
  • Electrical Control Panel system
  • GMP manufacturing
  • Teflon Coating for material contact part
  • Other Special Customize Design

Industries Served

The ribbon blender’s versatility for blending solids combined with it’s ability to perform heating, cooling, coating, and other processes make it a very popular mixer.

5000L ribbon blender mixer

  • Baby food
  • Milk powder
  • Bakery premixes
  • Salt
  • Dried food products
  • Animal feed
  • Plastic resins
  • Plastic powders
  • Carbon black
  • Polyethylene
  • Polymer additives
  • Chemicals
  • PVC compounding
  • Cleaning compounds
  • Talcum powders
  • Laundry detergents

Customer Reference of Ribbon Mixer

Company Name Mixing Materials Country
UNILEVER Milk Powder Argentina
Cargill Nutrition Mexico
Kraft Chocolate Powder China
Kerry Grains Singapore
Hershey’s Chocolate Powder Korea
Ciba Specialty Chemicals Active Agent Dyes Belgium
Formosa Plastics Corporation Plastics Taiwan
Nova Chemical Polymers Germany
Dupont Polymers America
Cabot Carbon Black Indonesia

300L ribbon mixer with auger filler