Charles Ross Articles

  1. Ten Things You Should Know When Considering A Tumble Blender
    3/6/2018

    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.

  2. Steps To Increase Energy-Efficient Mixing
    3/1/2018

    This white paper explores five ways to increase energy efficiency in new and existing mixing processes.

  3. The Quest For Clean Mixing
    3/1/2018

    Mixing is one of the most ubiquitous unit operations in the processing world. And oftentimes, improvements specific to the mixing step lead to overall big rewards that translate well in the balance sheet. The usual challenges include maintaining batch-tobatch uniformity and optimizing blend times, but could be as simple, yet equally important, as improving cleanliness.

  4. Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues
    3/1/2018

    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.

  5. Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers
    3/1/2018

    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.

  6. Getting Ready To Purchase A New Mixer? Tips On How To Justify The Capital Expenditure
    3/1/2018

    Purchase of new mixing equipment is typically not a hasty event. Unless an unexpected challenge abruptly hit your operations such as a sudden failure of an existing mixer or a right-now sales opportunity demanding an unprecedented spike in production, process engineers generally have time to prepare for what could be a serious expenditure. As with any capital investment, the purchase of a new mixing system ideally requires time and research. Getting the project approved entails a sound evaluation of your goals, your company’s business needs and all technical and financial options available to you.

  7. Ways To Optimize Solid-Liquid Mixing
    3/1/2018

    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.

  8. Graceful Scale-Up Of Mixing Systems: Make It Happen For You
    3/1/2018

    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.

  9. 'Ross Introduces New 500-gallon Multi-Shaft Mixer For High Viscosity Applications'
    2/5/2018

    The Ross line of VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers are ideal for processing medium to high-viscosity applications up to several hundred thousand centipoise including many slurries, pastes, gels and suspensions.

  10. Ross Offers Advanced Planetary Mixer For No-Charge Testing
    12/18/2017

    The most well-equipped testing facility in the specialty mixing industry, the Ross Test & Development Center announces the addition of an advanced planetary mixer now available for no-charge demonstrations. The new 4-gallon Planetary Dual Disperser (Model PDDM-4) is equipped with two High Viscosity Blades and two High Speed Dispersers; all four agitators rotate on their own axes while orbiting the vessel, ensuring rapid powder wet-out and deagglomeration. It is designed for vacuum operation and includes a jacketed mix vessel. Ideal for mixing thick slurries and highly-filled pastes, the PDDM delivers excellent dispersion and uniformity throughout a wide viscosity range up to around 2 million centipoise.