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.

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MIXING AND BLENDING PRODUCTS

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

Triple Shaft 200 gallon VersaMix

Ross is the leading supplier of Ribbon, Tumble and Vertical Blenders for dry powder blending and drying for the process industries. Many products including pharmaceuticals, foods, chemicals, fertilizers, plastics, pigments, and cosmetics are manufactured in Ross dry blending equipment.

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.

Charles Ross & Son Company’s Sanitary PVM 200-gallon VersaMix was designed to produce sanitary emulsions in short mixing cycles...

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.

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. Ross Double Cone Blenders are in stock in 5, 10 and 15 cu.ft. capacity. A full range of sizes from 1/2 to 80 cu. ft working capacity is available. Each is constructed of type 316-stainless steel and is internally polished to a 240 grit sanitary finish. The exterior is polished to an easily cleaned 150-grit finish. All Ross Double Cone Blenders are supplied with Intensifier bars to permit delumping and deagglomeration as needed. Discharge is accomplished through a manually operated Butterfly valve. The valve is positioned 24” from the floor when in the bottom position. All units are provided with appropriate safety railings and appropriately interlocked safety interlocks. Stop-Start and E-Stop Pushbuttons are included with all blenders.

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

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