Industrial mixers, also known as agitators, blenders, and turbulizers, come in many different shapes and forms. They are often found in pharmaceutical and chemical laboratories, as well as in food factories, in addition to full scale process facilities. The majority of industrial mixers don’t have much in common with the types of mixers that are seen in a home kitchen, as these much larger models will weigh several tons and will be controlled by complex systems of automation.
There are many different industrial processes that involve blending and mixing materials together. The raw materials that are to be mixed can also come in many different forms, including dry through wet, from high viscosity powders to low viscosity liquids, inks, and pastes. A double arm mixer is often considered to be appropriate for mixing dough, when the action of kneading must be replicated. However, when a more gentle mixing is required, a better option could be a double cone blender, as this makes certain that an air free, homogeneous mix will result. This type of industrial mixer can be helpful in various forms of production, including for pharmaceutical, adhesive, and food products, among others.
Another example of an application of industrial mixers is in the form of a ribbon blender. Here, small particle sized ingredients can be mixed together, as this type of equipment makes sure that the ingredients are all combined evenly. This form of mixer features a central shaft, in which mixing blades are angled in a number of different orientations so that they have the appearance of double helix ribbons. These provide the blender with the capability to simultaneously move parts of the mixture in different directions. This is important as it makes certain that each of the ingredients will have been completely and effectively blended together.
Ribbon blenders are most frequently found in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical and food products made in large batch sizes. Their construction can be horizontal, in which the blade and shaft are horizontal within the container. Their construction can also be vertical so that the blade and shaft are in an upright position.
Additional features are available in certain mixers, including multiple chutes and chambers for handling various types of load. This gives the equipment users the opportunity to configure the mixers using a number of controls and automations, so that it will function for the specific applications.
What are the benefits of purchasing used process equipment?
Perry Videx has a broad selection of used high quality mixers and blenders, including ribbon blenders, continuous mixers, double and single arm mixers, dispersion mixers, hi-intensity turbulizers, power blenders, Ploughshare mixers, stainless steel mixers, jacketed mixers, paddle mixers, and planetary mixers, among others.
By buying a used mixer, you can take advantage of highly competitive prices and immediate delivery. Contact Perry Videx to learn more about our inventory of used mixers and to discuss your unique needs.