Mixing and Blending

MIXING AND BLENDING CASE STUDIES, WHITE PAPERS, & APPLICATION NOTES

  • Sanitary Mixing In Multi-Agitator Systems

    Multi-shaft mixers are versatile systems used in the production of food, beverage, pharmaceutical and medical products. This bulletin discusses a few equipment features commonly supplied on multi-shaft mixers intended for sanitary applications.

  • Choose The Right Inline High-Shear Mixer For Your Process

    This white paper presents some ideas for selecting the right inline high shear mixer for your process based on a company’s collective experience as a mixing equipment provider to process industries.

  • 5 Steps To Increase Energy-Efficient Mixing

    Mixer testing simulation trials are needed to confirm the suitability of a specific mixing strategy. This white paper explores five ways to increase energy efficiency in new and existing mixing processes.

  • The Quest For Clean Mixing

    Mixing is one of the most common operations in food processing, but comes with challenges -- batch-to-batch uniformity, optimizing blend times, and most importantly: improving cleanliness.

  • Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues

    Mixing processes vary from one application to another and there are no fix-all solutions.This white paper presents some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems.

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

    Uniformly dispersing powders into a liquid batch in a practical amount of time is a common problem for F&B manufacturers. This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders more efficiently.

  • How To Optimize Solid-Liquid Mixing

    This paper provides practical information on the efficient use of specialty mixing equipment for the preparation of low, medium and high viscosity solid-liquid mixtures under low and high shear conditions.

  • How To Easily Scale-Up Mixing Systems

    When selecting mixing systems, foresight for scale-up is important for long-term success. A quick shift between systems can be the difference between economical success and a financial disaster.

  • Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Breakdown of organic wastes entering a wastewater treatment plant is accomplished by using a biomass or blend of beneficial microscopic organisms, bacteria, and solids.

  • Blending And Drying High-Density Powders

    For years, blending dense slurries has been a job for the traditional vacuum dryer with a rotating vessel. Today, processors are finding a different blender/dryer can handle the heaviest of materials more easily.

  • Recommended Blending & Drying Equipment For Ceramic Powders And Slurries

    Ceramic powders that need to be mixed with other solids or coated with a liquid prior to drying are efficiently processed in a Vertical Blender/Dryer. Manufacturers benefit from the ability of the Vertical Blender/Dryer to quickly remove moisture or solvent from a wide range of feed forms — from slurries and pastes to granules, pellets and powders.

  • Recommended Drying Equipment For Plastic Resins

    Vacuum-capable Vertical Blender/Dryers are proven equipment for drying plastic resins.

MIXING AND BLENDING PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND MORE

MIXING AND BLENDING PRODUCTS

Double Cone Blenders are most often used for the intimate dry blending of free flowing solids. The solids being blended in these units can vary in bulk density and in percentage of the total mixture. Materials being blended are constantly being intermixed as the Double Cone rotates. Normal cycle times are typically in the range of 10 minutes, however they can be less depending on the difficulty of blending.

Double Cone Blenders are most often used for the intimate dry blending of free flowing solids. The solids being blended in these units can vary in bulk density and in percentage of the total mixture. Materials being blended are constantly being intermixed as the Double Cone rotates. Normal cycle times are typically in the range of 10 minutes, however they can be less depending on the difficulty of blending. Ross Double Cone Blenders are in stock in 5, 10 and 15 cu.ft. capacity. A full range of sizes from 1/2 to 80 cu. ft working capacity is available. Each is constructed of type 316-stainless steel and is internally polished to a 240 grit sanitary finish. The exterior is polished to an easily cleaned 150-grit finish. All Ross Double Cone Blenders are supplied with Intensifier bars to permit delumping and deagglomeration as needed. Discharge is accomplished through a manually operated Butterfly valve. The valve is positioned 24” from the floor when in the bottom position. All units are provided with appropriate safety railings and appropriately interlocked safety interlocks. Stop-Start and E-Stop Pushbuttons are included with all blenders.

Ross V-Blenders are most often used for the intimate dry blending of free flowing solids. The solids being blended in these units can vary in bulk density and in percentage of the total mixture. Materials being blended are constantly being split and intermixed as the shell rotates. Normal cycle times are typically in the range of 15 minutes, however can be less depending on the difficulty of blending.

Stainless Steel Sanitary Vessels are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. The vessels shown are all constructed in type 316 ss and are designed for vacuum operation. Each includes a variety of nozzles and a large manway for ingredient addition.

How did we create the best pharmaceutical-grade dry solids feeders? Simple. We involved an international group of pharmaceutical manufacturing and process people in the design and development process. Then together, we developed and shaped new patented technology into feeding solutions optimized for jet milling, blending, extruding, packaging, coating and formulating applications.

The Rapid Small Scale Oxidation Test (RSSOT) is a new method to evaluate the storage stability of liquid fuels (gasoline, diesel, biodiesel/FAME & blends), grease or oil.

V-Blenders designs are most often used for the intimate dry blending of free flowing solids. The solids being blended in these units can vary in bulk density and in percentage of the total mixture. Materials being blended are constantly being split and intermixed as the shell rotates.

The company has announced the completion of a new brochure describing their line of Sanitary Mixing, Blending, Drying and Dispersion equipment.

MIXING AND BLENDING NEWS

  • Ross Introduces Laboratory High Viscosity Disperser Model PBA-2

    Ross introduces a Laboratory High Viscosity Disperser featuring interchangeable bow-tie and paddle blades driven by a 2HP explosion-proof, VFD-capable motor. Suitable for use with standard 5-gallon pails, this bench-top mixer is ideal for thorough blending of fluids with very different viscosities, quickly resuspending dense solids that have settled during transport or storage, preparing thick paste-like formulations and other similar applications.

  • Specifying a Control System The business of creating an efficient mixing or blending system is a spectacular balancing act...
  • New Ross White Paper ‘High Speed Mixers For Paints, Inks & Coatings’ Released

    Charles Ross & Son Company, a global supplier of specialty mixing equipment announced the release of its new white paper “High Speed Mixers for Paints, Inks & Coatings”. The paper, which can be accessed for free from the main Ross website www.mixers.com, examines different mixing technologies utilized for powder wet-out, dispersion, particle size reduction, high-viscosity mixing and other processing objectives.

  • Ross Introduces Inline High Shear Mixers

    Ross Inline High Shear Mixers are a versatile choice for general purpose mixing, powder wet-out, particle size reduction, solubilization, emulsification and homogenization.

  • New Features Offered On Ross Ribbon Blenders

    Ross introduces several new features on its Ribbon Blender models including low-maintenance gasket-free covers, custom bag dump station with safety grating, clamshell coupling for quick agitator removal, vacuum and pressure-rated blenders with reinforced troughs, heavy-duty models for dense materials, bottom discharge extruder assembly and end wall scrapers.

  • Ross Stocks Sanitary V-Blenders The V-Blenders design is most often used for the intimate dry blending of free flowing solids. The solids being blended in these units can vary in bulk density and in percentage of the total mixture. Materials being blended are constantly being split and intermixed as the shell rotates.
  • Ross Slim System Accelerates Powder Induction Charles Ross & Son Company, the world leader in rotor/stator mixing technology, offers a new in-line system that dramatically improves powder induction in a liquid stream.
  • Selecting the Right Blade to Optimize Mixing The key to solving tough blending problems and meeting ambitious goals for throughput and product quality is often unconventional thinking. Faced with the challenge of blending a slurry of extremely dense materials, then drying the batch to form a light, fluffy powder, your first thought would probably be to rely on a traditional vacuum dryer...
  • Charles Ross Announces R&D And Pilot-Scale Mixers

    Ross manufactures a wide range of bench-top mixers for R&D and pilot-scale requirements, with many selections for multi-viscosity processing, dry solid-solid blending, powder wet-out, inline (continuous) mixing, agitated vacuum drying, homogenization, emulsification and particle size reduction/wet milling.

  • 10 Things You Should Know When Considering A Tumble Blender

    Whether you're considering a tumble blender for your process or shopping for a suitable piece of blending equipment, here are 10 things you should think about before the making final decision.

  • Ross VersaMix Supplied With Integrated Vacuum System Ross Mixers are used for processing a wide range of materials in many different industries. While processing, the mixer can provide a sealed processing environment to enable processing under vacuum
  • New Surface Treatments And Coating Options Offered On Ross Mixers

    Charles Ross & Son Company now offers a variety of surface treatments, coatings and alternative materials on its full range of mixing, blending, drying and dispersion equipment for the processing of high-purity, sensitive, corrosive or abrasive products.

  • Ross Completes Its 3000th Double Planetary Mixer

    Charles Ross & Son Company, a manufacturer of specialty mixing, blending, drying and dispersion equipment, recently completed its 3000th Double Planetary Mixer.

  • Improved Powder Injection In Batch Mixing Systems The Ross Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) is a high shear mixer system designed to accelerate the dispersion of hard-to-wet-out solids while eliminating floating powders in batch tanks and reducing dusting in the mixing area.