MIXING AND BLENDING APPLICATIONS IN THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY
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- 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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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.
Discharge Systems Ideal For High Viscosity Applications
ROSS builds advanced Discharge Systems with mechanisms to seamlessly fit almost any high-viscosity application.
Ross Double Planetary Mixer With HV Blade Design Solves Problems In Mixing Ultra High Viscosity Sealants
A major manufacturer of silicone sealants was looking to make a new, highly filled, silicone sealant. The desired product has a viscosity of over 9 million centipoise and is very â€œstickyâ€.
Ross Sanitary Tumble Blenders Ideal For High Value Applications
The ROSS VCB-0.25 Tumble Blender is uniquely suited for specialty blends with extremely minor active components and additives. Ideal for processing high value and delicate applications, the Tumble Blender is often provided in a sanitary all-stainless steel construction and imparts gentle agitation.
New Mixer Minimizes Downtime For Manufacturers
The Ross VMC-1000 VersaMix is a 1,000-gallon Triple-Shaft Mixer available on a pivot-design single-post hydraulic lift.
Selecting The Best Pharmaceutical Mixing Equipment For Your Operations
Finding the right mixing equipment isn’t as simple as selecting an item from a menu. This article is a guide to considerations when choosing pharmaceutical mixing equipment and vendors for a facility.
Planetary Dispersers Ideal For Viscous Manufacturing Applications
Answering the need for high shear in formulations too viscous for conventional dual-shaft mixers, the ROSS PowerMix is a hybrid planetary mixer equipped with the patented High Viscosity “HV” Stirrer Blade providing axial product movement and radial exposure to a High Speed Disperse Blade, which in turn breaks down agglomerates and promotes rapid solids wet-out. Both the stirrer blade and saw-tooth disperser revolve around the batch while rotating on individual axes at independent speeds.
Versatile Mixer/Reactor Designed For Temperature-Critical Formulations
ROSS, a manufacturer of specialty mixing equipment, introduces a more versatile mixer/reactor especially suited for temperature-critical formulations of medium to high viscosity under stringent vacuum/pressure constraints.