MIXING AND BLENDING APPLICATIONS IN THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY
Featured Articles Include:
- Recommended Blending Equipment For Feeds And Fertilizers
- Dual-Shaft Mixers For Efficient Powder Dispersion And Temperature Control
- Recommended Blending Equipment For Powdered Detergents
- Guard Against Product Migration In Your Ribbon Blender
- Benefits Of Batch Ultra-High Shear Mixing And Homogenization In The Chemical Industry
Ross serves the requirements of the Chemical Process Industries, in virtually every industrialized country around the world. We have the experience and production capacity that no other manufacturer of specialty mixing and blending equipment can match. In the USA alone, we operate five plants, an analytical laboratory and a vigorous R&D program. Overseas, Ross equipment is being built in our own factories in China and India, and manufactured under license in other counties. Typical applications include mixing, blending, particle size reduction, emulsification, homogenization, powder induction, vacuum processing and more.
Specifications that define a mixer built for a chemical industry application reflect a combination of industry standards, and the mixing functions needed for that particular application. A sub-micron emulsion, for example, requires high-shear agitation, vacuum and usually a heat-transfer system. The size of the mixer is determined by the throughput required. To guard against batch-to-batch contamination, CIP and SIP capabilities are available, along with such devices as air-purged seals and custom designed discharge valves. To ensure a high degree of repeatability and to document the production of every batch, we often add a control system with data-logging capability.
The close connection between specific performance requirements and equipment features is the logical starting point for equipment design. But today, the challenge of specifying and designing a high-performance mixer is more than a two-dimensional process. We regularly address performance needs that are much broader than one particular mixing application. In fact, we often custom design equipment to meet production needs that have not yet been imagined.
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Charles Ross And Son Announces New Skid System Capable Of Mixing And Pumping Viscous Products
ROSS recently designed a new skid system capable of mixing and pumping low to moderately viscous products. The Model VSL-400 design is a custom conical vessel on a movable skid with a progressive cavity pump rated for 10-30 gallons/minute.
Recommended Mixing Equipment For Catalytic Slurries
Catalytic slurries consisting of solid catalysts and support materials suspended in a liquid medium are commonly prepared in batch tanks agitated by low-speed mixers such as propellers, anchor paddles and pitched blade impellers. These devices can sometimes suffer from long cycle times and inadequate dispersion especially in large batches. Technologies like the Ross Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) offer a more practical method of wetting out powders and quickly achieving the desired particle size distribution in high percent solids slurries.
Recommended Mixing Equipment For Polyvinyl Alcohol Solutions
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH, also referred to as PVA) is a versatile polymer that plays multiple roles in the manufacture of adhesives, sealants, cosmetics, paper, textiles and many other products. This paper describes the benefits of preparing PVOH solutions in a well-designed Multi-Shaft Mixer capable of bulk agitation, high shear deagglomeration, and superior heat transfer.
Pesticide Gel Production In A Ross VersaMix Triple-Shaft Mixer
Herbicides and insecticides in gel form enable easy, accurate and controlled application for increased efficacy and safety. Compared to traditional pesticides that are sprayed or sprinkled, gel formulations are smeared onto targeted surfaces which reduces the risk of chemical runoff and contamination.
Mixers that Gel With Your Application
A global cosmetic company with the goal of expanding their gel manufacturing capabilities found a solutions with the 100-gallon VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer.
Reverse-Lift Double Planetary Mixers Announced By Charles Ross & Son Company
The ROSS Double Planetary Mixer is available in a reverse-lift design which raises the vessel to the mixing position, rather than lowering the agitator assembly. A reverse lift facilitates improved rigidity and more uniform blade-to-vessel clearances without relying on the floor to be completely level.
Mobile Inline Rotor/Stator Homogenizers For Efficient High Shear Mixing
ROSS inline high shear mixers from 1 through 250 HP accelerate mixing, emulsification and homogenization in both recirculation and continuous modes. A mobile skid allows these machines to be used anywhere in a plant, saving time and money by eliminating the need for multiple mixers separately dedicated to each vessel or product
Selection Criteria for Ribbon, Vertical, or Tumble Blenders
Among solid-solid blending systems, the three most common types are the horizontal ribbon blender, the cone screw vertical blender and the tumble blender. Aside from level of shear or ‘gentleness’, other factors help determine which type of blender will work most efficiently in a certain application. Following are some things to consider when choosing your blender.
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.
Mixing And Blender Leader Appoints Ken Langhorn As VP Of Sales
ROSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Langhorn to the position of Vice President of Sales.
High Shear Mixer Providing Elite Shear for Manufacturers
The patented ROSS MegaShear is an Ultra High Shear Rotor/Stator ideal for high-throughput emulsification, dispersion and homogenization.
Chemical Industry Mixing Challenges: Considerations For Choosing The Right Equipment
Efficiency, consistency, and repeatability are qualities the chemical industry strives for in mixing operations. However, finding the right mixing equipment, and the right mixer manufacturer, can be challenging. This article offers considerations for choosing chemical mixing equipment.
Multi-Shaft Mixers Ideal For Gels And Cream
ROSS VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers incorporate a proprietary powder induction feature for efficient charging of thickeners to produce high-quality gels, creams and pastes. The VersaMix includes a three-winged anchor and a high speed disperser blade which provide a robust combination of shear and bulk flow at various stages of the mixing cycle.
Mixing And Blending Equipment Manufacturer Announces Major Expansion In China
ROSS is pleased to announce the completion of a major expansion of its facility in Nantong, China. After more than 20 years of a successful joint venture, Nantong Ross Mixing Equipment Co. Ltd. has pushed ROSS to become the world's largest supplier of ribbon blenders in China.