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

Ross V-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 split and intermixed as the shell rotates. Normal cycle times are typically in the range of 15 minutes, however can be less depending on the difficulty of blending.

How did we create the best pharmaceutical-grade dry solids feeders? Simple. We involved an international group of pharmaceutical manufacturing and process people in the design and development process. Then together, we developed and shaped new patented technology into feeding solutions optimized for jet milling, blending, extruding, packaging, coating and formulating applications.

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.

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

Charles Ross & Son Company, the leader in specialty mixing and dispersion equipment, is now offering complete skid mounted static mixing systems

Triple Shaft 200 gallon VersaMix

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

Our crusher reduces particle size by hammering on product and interparticulate attrition...

MIXING AND BLENDING NEWS

  • Ross PowerMix Ideal For Dispersion The Ross PowerMix is ideally suited for the dispersion of minor ingredients into a major carrier...
  • Ross Slim System Accelerates Powder Induction Charles Ross & Son Company, the world leader in rotor/stator mixing technology, offers a new in-line system that dramatically improves powder induction in a liquid stream.
  • New Model PowerMix Design Offered By Ross Ross now offers a new design of the PowerMix (Planetary Disperser) for the mixing of viscous mixtures requiring a combination of slow and high-speed agitation.
  • 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.

  • Ross VersaMix Supplied With Integrated Vacuum System Ross Mixers are used for processing a wide range of materials in many different industries. While processing, the mixer can provide a sealed processing environment to enable processing under vacuum
  • 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 Introduces Skid Mounted Static Mixing Systems Charles Ross & Son Company, the leader in specialty mixing and dispersion equipment, is now offering complete skid mounted static mixing systems.
  • Ross Appoints New Vice President Executive Vice President has announced the promotion of John Paterson to the position of Vice President – Ross Mixing Inc. located in Pt. St. Lucie, Florida.
  • 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.
  • Charles Ross Announces High Speed Dispersers For Large Scale Production

    Ross manufactures a full range of High Speed Dispersers suitable for high-volume mixing in vessels up to 6,000 gallons or larger.

  • 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.
  • Ross Expands Ribbon Blender Inventory

    Following its largest inventory expansion to date, Charles Ross & Son Company announces that over 80 Ribbon Blenders, sized for different working volumes and bulk densities, are now available from stock.

  • Ross Appoints New Asian Regional Sales Manager Bogard Lagman, the former Executive Vice President of Charles Ross & Son Company has been appointed the new Regional Sales Manager for Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
  • Ross Introduces Tilted Design Double Planetary Mixers

    Ross introduces new Double Planetary Mixers with a slightly tilted configuration for more effective and complete discharge of flowable products. Double Planetary Mixers are versatile equipment used in the preparation of pastes and gels, as well as granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.

  • Ross Expands Static Mixers Inventory Charles Ross & Son Company has expanded its inventory of Low Pressure Drop (LPD/LLPD) and Interfacial Surface Generators (ISG) Static Mixers to meet customer demand.
  • Ross Mixing Expands Manufacturing Plant In Florida Ross Industries Inc. announced the approval to expand its Ross Mixing Inc. manufacturing plant in Port St. Lucie, FL. The expansion will add nearly 12,000 sq. ft. to the existing building.
  • Ross Offers New VersaMix Design Ross has announced the completion of a new Dual-Shaft VersaMix design incorporating a special helical agitator and high speed dispersion blade
  • New Mixing System Introduced By Ross Charles Ross & Son Company recently introduced a new mixing and dispersion system. The new system combines a Ross High Shear Mixer and a specially designed PowerMix for use in manufacturing fine dispersions.
  • 200-Gallon Ross PowerMix Used for Viscous Mixing & Dispersion The PowerMix includes two separate agitation systems within one mixer. A planetary blade revolves in combination with a separate high speed dispersion blade
  • Ross Hits Sales Milestone In The Battery Industry

    Since introducing the world’s first change can mixer over 100 years ago, Ross recently continues to innovate and develop new solutions in mixing.

  • Charles Ross Introduces A New Line Of Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders

    Ross introduces a new line of Model 42C Cylindrical Ribbon Blenders 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.

  • 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.

  • Selecting the Right Blade to Optimize Mixing The key to solving tough blending problems and meeting ambitious goals for throughput and product quality is often unconventional thinking. Faced with the challenge of blending a slurry of extremely dense materials, then drying the batch to form a light, fluffy powder, your first thought would probably be to rely on a traditional vacuum dryer...
  • Low Shear Blending And Vacuum Drying In Ross Vertical Blenders

    Ross Vertical Blenders are ideal for low shear blending of powders, pellets, granules, fibers and other solids.