Mixing and Blending

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Choose The Right Inline High-Shear Mixer For Your Process

    This white paper presents some ideas for selecting the right inline high shear mixer for your process based on a company’s collective experience as a mixing equipment provider to process industries.

  • 5 Steps To Increase Energy-Efficient Mixing

    Mixer testing simulation trials are needed to confirm the suitability of a specific mixing strategy. This white paper explores five ways to increase energy efficiency in new and existing mixing processes.

  • The Quest For Clean Mixing

    Mixing is one of the most common operations in food processing, but comes with challenges -- batch-to-batch uniformity, optimizing blend times, and most importantly: improving cleanliness.

  • Solutions To Batch Mixing Issues

    Mixing processes vary from one application to another and there are no fix-all solutions.This white paper presents some strategies for improving commonly encountered batch mixing problems.

  • Efficiencies In Powder Dispersion For Manufacturers

    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.

  • How To Optimize Solid-Liquid Mixing

    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.

  • How To Easily Scale-Up Mixing Systems

    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.

MIXING AND BLENDING PODCASTS, VIDEOS, AND MORE

MIXING AND BLENDING PRODUCTS

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.

Ross-Lube is for nearly all mixing and blending applications. The lubricant can reduce wear by

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.

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The new line of Model 42C Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders are designed to mix dry powders, wet granulations and paste-like materials with densities up to 100 lb/cu.ft. Available in many sizes from 1/2 to 1,000 cu.ft. working capacity, Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders can be built for atmospheric, full vacuum or internal pressure operation. A full range of standard, heavy-duty and sanitary models are offered.

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

The Rapid Small Scale Oxidation Test (RSSOT) is a new method to evaluate the storage stability of liquid fuels (gasoline, diesel, biodiesel/FAME & blends), grease or oil.

Ross 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. Materials being blended are constantly being intermixed as the Double Cone rotates. 

MIXING AND BLENDING NEWS

  • New Ross White Paper ‘High Speed Mixers For Paints, Inks & Coatings’ Released

    Charles Ross & Son Company, a global supplier of specialty mixing equipment announced the release of its new white paper “High Speed Mixers for Paints, Inks & Coatings”. The paper, which can be accessed for free from the main Ross website www.mixers.com, examines different mixing technologies utilized for powder wet-out, dispersion, particle size reduction, high-viscosity mixing and other processing objectives.

  • New Surface Treatments And Coating Options Offered On Ross Mixers

    Charles Ross & Son Company now offers a variety of surface treatments, coatings and alternative materials on its full range of mixing, blending, drying and dispersion equipment for the processing of high-purity, sensitive, corrosive or abrasive products.

  • Static Mixers Offered For Turbulent And Laminar Flow Mixing Charles Ross & Son Company, the leader in specialty mixing and dispersion equipment, offers two economical designs of its Static Mixers. The LPD, Low Pressure Drop model, is typically used for low viscosity turbulent flow mixing of fluids and for gas-liquid, gas-gas mixing. This design is offered in many materials of construction up to 60 inches diameter
  • 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.
  • Charles Ross Announces R&D And Pilot-Scale Mixers

    Ross manufactures a wide range of bench-top mixers for R&D and pilot-scale requirements, with many selections for multi-viscosity processing, dry solid-solid blending, powder wet-out, inline (continuous) mixing, agitated vacuum drying, homogenization, emulsification and particle size reduction/wet milling.

  • Ross Offers New PowerMix Planetary Disperser For No-Charge Testing

    Ross Technical Director Ken Langhorn announces the addition of a new 10-gallon PowerMix Planetary Disperser to the Ross Test & Development Center.

  • New Ross Double Planetary Mixer With Special Finger Blades

    Ross introduces a new agitator blade design for their line of Double Planetary Mixers. Pictured is a 100-gallon model equipped with two identical rectangular stirrers with upward rake fingers.

  • Charles Ross Announces Mixing And Melting Kettles Charles Ross & Son Company, maker of Ross mixers, dispersers and blenders, also caters to custom fabrication projects including storage tanks, pressure vessels and reactors.
  • Improved Powder Injection In Batch Mixing Systems The Ross Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) is a high shear mixer system designed to accelerate the dispersion of hard-to-wet-out solids while eliminating floating powders in batch tanks and reducing dusting in the mixing area.
  • Specifying a Control System The business of creating an efficient mixing or blending system is a spectacular balancing act...
  • Ross Completes Vacuum Paddle Blender Charles Ross & Son Company has recently completed and shipped a horizontal Paddle Blender
  • Ross Introduces Inline High Shear Mixers

    Ross Inline High Shear Mixers are a versatile choice for general purpose mixing, powder wet-out, particle size reduction, solubilization, emulsification and homogenization.

  • 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.

  • Ross Stocks Sanitary V-Blenders The V-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. Materials being blended are constantly being split and intermixed as the shell rotates.