Mixing and Blending

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

  • FMC Biopolymer Reduces Operating Expenses More Than 80% With PERpH-X™ Sensors
    FMC Biopolymer Reduces Operating Expenses More Than 80% With PERpH-X™ Sensors

    FMC makes ingredients for consumer products such as toothpaste, baking mixes, and other food products. The plant makes carrageenan out of seaweed using a sequence of chemical processing steps that starts with soaking the seaweed at 200°F.

  • Recommended Blending Equipment For Powdered Detergents
    Recommended Blending Equipment For Powdered Detergents

    Ross Ribbon Blenders are well proven in the manufacture of detergents and intermediate compositions. Granular and powdered raw materials are loaded into the U-shaped trough and mixed by a horizontal solid-shaft agitator consisting of inner and outer helical ribbons. 

  • Guard Against Product Migration In Your Ribbon Blender
    Guard Against Product Migration In Your Ribbon Blender

    The Ribbon Blender is well-proven technology for fast and cost-effective blending of powders.

  • Benefits Of Batch Ultra-High Shear Mixing And Homogenization In The Chemical Industry
    Benefits Of Batch Ultra-High Shear Mixing And Homogenization In The Chemical Industry

    Throughout the process industries, high speed mixers are commonly used for a number of objectives including powder wet-out and dispersion, solubilization, particle size reduction and homogenization.

  • Bags Don't Cut It: Achieve Better Throughput With V-Max
    Bags Don't Cut It: Achieve Better Throughput With V-Max

    A Northeastern chemical manufacturer is currently utilizing 50 um conventional bags at their blending and shipping loading rack. Where the existing fluid quality through the 50 um bags has been found to be acceptable, the unit is challenged by exceptionally high change out rates contributing to increased labor, which means increased costs and increased safety risks. They have also been experiencing reduced throughput.

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
    Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

    This white paper explores five tips for dispersing powders into liquid more efficiently.

  • Ribbon Blenders: A Best Practices Guide
    Ribbon Blenders: A Best Practices Guide

    This white paper presents some basic best practices for efficient processing in a Ribbon Blender. The ideas discussed here are recommendations based on practical and technical experience gained by Ross over several decades as a leading supplier of Ribbon Blenders to the process industries worldwide.

  • Overview Of Mixing Technologies For The Production Of Low To High Viscosity Adhesives

    The ideas discussed in this paper are recommendations based on Ross’ collective experience as a provider of specialty mixing equipment to the adhesive industries for over 170 years. Mixer testing and simulation trials are recommended to confirm the suitability of a specific mixing strategy.

  • Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues

    This white paper presents some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems. Because mixing processes vary from one application to another – with different objectives, design configurations, rheologies, operating limitations, etc. – there are no fix-all solutions that will apply to every situation.

  • Traditional Medicinals Find The Answer To Move Blended Product Gently
    Traditional Medicinals Find The Answer To Move Blended Product Gently

    With over 34 years in the herbal supplement arena, Traditional Medicinals has combined the ancient art of traditional formulating with the most modern scientific methods of quality assurance and production, and remains dedicated to preserving earth’s natural resources, both human and natural.

  • Pneumatic Conveyor Provides Competitive Edge For New Bio Based Detergent Expansion
    Pneumatic Conveyor Provides Competitive Edge For New Bio Based Detergent Expansion

    Sticky powders present manufacturers and processors with unique material conveying challenges involving volumetric auger fillers that dispense powders, granulars, and flakes for packaging.

  • Specifying Motionless Mixers
    Specifying Motionless Mixers

    The operating cost for the energy necessary to mix fluids with a motionless mixer is usually far lower than for any competitive mixing technique. By Richard Harder

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MIXING AND BLENDING PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND MORE

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MIXING AND BLENDING PRODUCTS

100 Gallon Sanitary Mixing Vessel

100 Gallon Sanitary Mixing Vessel

Special 100 gallon capacity sanitary mix vessel constructed of type 316 stainless steel. This unit is mounted on a portable cart with a scale. Included is a tilt back air operated propeller agitator, vacuum design, a 100 psi jacket and a sanitary 180 grit finish.
Sanitary Mixer Brochure

Sanitary Mixer Brochure

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

Double Cone Blenders

Double Cone Blenders

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.

Automatic Distillation Unit

Automatic Distillation Unit

ADU 5 is the ideal solution to automatically perform high-precision atmospheric distillation tests to characterize the volatility of petrochemical products like all standard fuels, biodiesel and ethanol-blended gasoline.

Used 40 Gallon Planetary Mixer

Used 40 Gallon Planetary Mixer

One (1) used 40 gallon Ross double planetary mixer, model DPM 40, 304 stainless steel construction, vacuum hood with (2) 3" sight glasses By Item Number 45953

Two Gallon PowerMix

Two Gallon PowerMix

The Model PD-2 two-gallon PowerMix is for the development of viscous mixtures requiring a combination of slow and high speed agitation

Ribbon Blenders

Ribbon Blenders

Ross manufactures a range of sizes from ½ through 515 cu.ft. working capacity. Ross blenders are supplied with several agitator design possibilities including continuous or cut-out ribbons for center or end discharge, a paddle design is also offered for shear sensitive blending applications.

Model PD-40 PowerMix

Model PD-40 PowerMix

The Model PD-40 PowerMix is a change-can mixer used for high viscosity vacuum mixing and dispersion requirements

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MIXING AND BLENDING NEWS

  • Mixer Manufacturer Offers One Stop Custom Fabrication Service
    Mixer Manufacturer Offers One Stop Custom Fabrication Service

    Providing one stop fabrication service to manufacturers throughout the process industries, Ross, a world leader in mixing and blending technology, designs and builds storage tanks, pressure vessels and reactors for virtually any process or application.

  • New Features Offered On Ross Ribbon Blenders
    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.

  • Ten Things You Should Know When Considering A Tumble Blender

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

  • Ross Mixing Expands Manufacturing Plant In Florida Ross Industries Inc. announced the approval to expand its Ross Mixing Inc. manufacturing plant in Port St. Lucie, FL. The expansion will add nearly 12,000 sq. ft. to the existing building.
  • Ross PowerMix Used For Viscous Mixing & Dispersion
    Ross PowerMix Used For Viscous Mixing & Dispersion The patented PowerMix is unique and includes two separate agitation systems within one mixer. A planetary blade revolves in combination with a separate high speed dispersion blade
  • New Ribbon Blenders Ideal For Powders And Raw Materials
    New Ribbon Blenders Ideal For Powders And Raw Materials

    Charles Ross & Son Company has introduced the Ross 42B Model Ribbon Blenders, which are used for straightforward blending of powders or other solid raw materials with a bulk density of 35 lbs/cu.ft. or lower.

  • Ross Offers New VersaMix Design Ross has announced the completion of a new Dual-Shaft VersaMix design incorporating a special helical agitator and high speed dispersion blade
  • SmartStream Digital Conference Optimizing Technology For The Changing Face Of Industry
    SmartStream Digital Conference Optimizing Technology For The Changing Face Of Industry

    Attend a single session or stay for the full virtual conference. This new digital conference, sponsored by ABB Automation & Power World, brings the latest industry insights straight to your desk or wherever you are, free of charge and with no travel required!

  • Sanitary VersaMix Designed For Vacuum/Pressure Operation Ken Langhorn, Product Manager has announced the recent completion of a Special Sanitary VersaMix - Model VMC-40. The mixer was designed to provide maximum process flexibility to the user and included dual agitation systems...
  • Ross Stocks Sanitary Double Cone Blenders
    Ross Stocks Sanitary Double Cone Blenders The Double Cone 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.
  • Ross Appoints New Vice President Executive Vice President has announced the promotion of John Paterson to the position of Vice President – Ross Mixing Inc. located in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida.
  • Ross Introduces New 500 Gallon Horizontal Paste Mixer
    Ross Introduces New 500 Gallon Horizontal Paste Mixer Charles Ross & Son Company recently introduced a new line of Model 42HD Horizontal Paste Mixers.
  • 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.

  • Ross Completes Vacuum Paddle Blender
    Ross Completes Vacuum Paddle Blender Charles Ross & Son Company has recently completed and shipped a horizontal Paddle Blender
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