The V-shaped tumble blender offers a thorough and gentle mixing action with two inclined cylinders attached together in the form of “V”.

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Total Volume

100L, 300L, 500L, 1000L, 1500L, 2000L, 3000L, 4000L, 5000L, 6000L, 8000L, 10000L, 12000L, 15000L, 20000L

Construction Material

Carbon Steel, SUS304 Stainless Steel, SUS316 Stainless Steel

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Vortex V-Shell Blenders uniformly displace materials for a complete blending of products via the intermeshed action of two inclined cylinders attached together in the form of a “V”. This results in precise blending with short mix cycles. Tumble blending is most suited to products of uniform product size and density, and where requirements for fast, thorough cleaning are desirable in sanitary applications.

For applications requiring dispersion of minor ingredients, and/or breaking up materials, which tend to form agglomerates, the blender can be equipped with a solids intensifier bar (beater or pin type), which is designed for ease of removal.

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For incorporation of liquids, the intensifier bar shaft is hollow, and equipped with a feed tube to dispense liquid between the beater bar discs in a finely atomized spray throughout the mix. Batch working capacities range from 50 to 6000 liters.

For products having poor flow properties, a shell design having a 70° angle is available upon request.

Convertible models are available for the customer who does not have an immediate requirement for use of an agitator but has the possibility for future applications. This design includes a pre-machined blender idler shaft to accept bearing, seal assembly, and insertion of the agitator assembly. The Idler shaft hub ends are supplied with stainless steel caps and a motor base plate is installed on the support frame for future installation of the agitator drive. At the time of conversion, the agitator assembly complete with bearing and seal assemblies, motor, V-belt drive, and guard are furnished for installation without disrupting the equipment.

Technical Data

Model Barrel
Max loading
Max loading
VM-50V 50L 20L 20kg 8-12min 0.75kw 20r/min 1250*450*1060mm 160kg
VM-100V 100L 40L 40kg 8-12min 1.1kw 15r/min 1620*500*1480mm 220kg
VM-200V 200L 80L 80kg 8-12min 1.1kw 15r/min 1800*600*1850mm 280kg
VM-300V 300L 120L 120kg 8-12min 1.1kw 12r/min 1900*650*1850mm 320kg
VM-500V 500L 200L 200kg 8-12min 2.2kw 12r/min 2500*800*2050mm 550kg
VM-1000V 1000L 400L 400kg 8-12min 4kw 10r/min 2850*1050*2050mm 950kg
VM-1500V 1500L 680L 680kg 8-12min 5.5kw 10r/min 3400*1100*3200mm 1200kg
VM-2500V 2500L 1200L 1200kg 0-99min 11kw 8r/min 3820*1100*3200mm 2040kg
VM-4000V 4000L 1800L 1800kg 0-99min 15kw 6r/min 4600*1300*3500mm 2800kg
VM-6000V 6000L 2500L 2500kg 0-99min 18.5kw 5r/min 5500*1300*4380mm 3200kg


    Both Vortex V-Shell Blenders can be furnished with a PLC controlled, automated drum loading system. With one full revolution of the blender, the entire contents of a product container (fiber, plastic or stainless steel drum) can be transferred into the blender and back into drums after mixing, in a dust-free operation. This system eliminates costly mezzanine platforms, and other feed systems which require special docking mechanisms that create risk of spillage.

  • During loading, the operator simply rolls the drum onto the roller conveyor, raises the lift cylinders to squeeze the drum against the valve discharge flange seal, and initiates the load cycle. The blender slowly rotates one revolution while automatically opening and closing the valve, and stopping at the zero position. The empty drum is lowered, and replaced with a full container to repeat the cycle until all contents are charged.
  • During discharging, an empty drum is positioned on the roller conveyor and sealed against the valve discharge flange seal. The operator opens/closes the valve to fill the drum, lowers the drum, and replaces with an empty drum to repeat the cycle until all contents have been discharged.

Standard design features of the ADL system include:

  • PLC controlled, fully automatic load and discharge functions.
  • Operator station supplied in stainless steel, watertight construction with “Touch Screen” operator interface display incorporating blend timers.
  • All stainless steel roller conveyor and instrumentation tubing.
  • Adjustable positioning cams with proximity sensors.
  • Pneumatic controls supplied in stainless steel, watertight construction, pre-mounted to blender frame (or for remote mounting, as desired). Contains all pneumatic valves with pushbutton control for raising/lowering lift cylinders, and opening/closing discharge valve. Operator is removed from the lift platform area for safe operation.
  • Sanitary butterfly discharge valve is clamped to the blender outlet for quick disassembly and with quick release design for ease of cleaning and maintenance. Valve flange seal can be customized to suit the customer’s product container.
  • FDA quality drum flange seal can be easily removed from machined valve flange.
  • Special PLC programming with safety interlocks for optimum operator safety.
  • Shaft-mounted gear motor installed via shrink disc coupler eliminates maintenance of traditional gear drive. Speed regulation via AC variable frequency.

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