Working Principle

Advantages of Choosing VORTEX Ribbon Blender

What is a Ribbon Blender?

Ribbon Blender (also named ribbon mixer) is a basic industrial mixing machine. Vortex ribbon blender consists, basically, of a trough-shaped shell (usually 2 to 3 times longer than its 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 approx. 5mm clearance to the semicircular mixer body so that no layer of material remains on the bottom of the ribbon mixer at discharging materials.


How does a Ribbon Blender Work?

The most effective design of Vortex 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 helical ribbons rotate and move materials both radially and laterally, and thus mixing materials form convection & tumble motion to insure thorough mixing homogeneity in short cycle times (usually 2-10 minutes). Vortex ribbon agitators are designed for loading ratio that will be 40% – 60% of ribbon blender’s nominal capacity.

  • No Dead Zone with Vortex contoured flush valve
  • Few Discharge Residue due to high precised clearance control

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Total Volume

100L – 30000L

Liquid Spray

CIP Clean Nozzle, Liquid Spray Nozzle


ASME Pressure Vessel Certificate, Cool Jacket, Heat Jacket

Discharge Valve

Butterfly Valve, Electric, Flap Valve, Gate Valve, Manual, Pneumatic

Anciliary Device

Screw Conveyor, Vacuum Conveyor, Dump Station, Storage Tank, Quantitive Discharge, Circular Vibration Sieve

Explosion Proof

Hazardous area zone 20, 21, 22


What does a ribbon blender do?

Vortex ribbon blender is a versatile batch type mixer for blending powder & bulk materials.
This blender is broadly used in food, chemical, pharmaceutical, building materials, plastic, and other processing industries, whichever need to blend raw materials homogenously together.

Ribbon blender features economic price, stable performance. Equipped with jacket, vortex ribbon blender can heat, cool or dry materials under vacuum condition; equipped with liquid spray system, it can coat liquid materials on solid granules.

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Optional Function

VORTEX Ribbon Blenders can be designed for vacuum operation up to -0.01Mpa as well as positive internal pressure.

Equipped with jacket, vortex ribbon blender can heat, cool or dry materials under vacuum condition;
The heat media could be hot water, thermal oil or steam. Cool media could be cold water;
Heat temperature could be up to 350 Celsius Degree.

Dimple Jacket Ribbon Blender

Liquid feeding device could equip Fan-shaped nozzle or CIP cleaning nozzle.

Fan-shaped stationary nozzle could inject liquid with 25-120 degree atomized fan shape;

CIP cleaning nozzle could stream liquid in 360 degree to wash each corner of the mixing vessel.liquid sprayer

Suit for dust environment Zone 21, Zone 22

  • Relay Control
  • PLC Control with HMI

Teflon Coating,Tungsten carbide Coating is often chose to protect ribbon blender’s inner surface.

Tungsten carbide coating


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-1.5m³ 1500L 600L-900L 41 15KW(20HP)
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)


Why choose VORTEX Ribbon Blender?

Custom Design

Custom Drive Unit

Custom Design

Vortex ribbon blenders’ drive components is custom equipped to ensure trouble free operation for decades of years.

Sanitary Polish

suit for food industry

Sanitary Polish

Vortex ribbon blenders are fine polished, the surface is smooth, scratch free. 

Easy Cleaning

fully opened cover

Easy Cleaning

usually, the opening at top cover is very large to touch into the inner surface for cleaning purpose.

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