Mixing and Blending

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

  • 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.

  • Dissolved Oxygen Measurement In A Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Breakdown of organic wastes entering a wastewater treatment plant is accomplished by using a biomass or blend of beneficial microscopic organisms, bacteria, and solids.

  • Blending And Drying High-Density Powders

    For years, blending dense slurries has been a job for the traditional vacuum dryer with a rotating vessel. Today, processors are finding a different blender/dryer can handle the heaviest of materials more easily.

  • Recommended Blending & Drying Equipment For Ceramic Powders And Slurries

    Ceramic powders that need to be mixed with other solids or coated with a liquid prior to drying are efficiently processed in a Vertical Blender/Dryer. Manufacturers benefit from the ability of the Vertical Blender/Dryer to quickly remove moisture or solvent from a wide range of feed forms — from slurries and pastes to granules, pellets and powders.

  • Recommended Drying Equipment For Plastic Resins

    Vacuum-capable Vertical Blender/Dryers are proven equipment for drying plastic resins.

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.

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

The L-Dens 4x7 series of density sensors provides an accuracy of 1 x 10-4 g/cm³ in a compact design. Continuous measurement of density, concentration and API gravity optimizes production processes and ensures a consistently high quality of product.

Stainless Steel Tanks - This 1000 Liter Stainless Steel Sanitary tank is constructed of type 316 stainless steel

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.

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

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.

Charles Ross & Son Company now offers a multi-agitator VersaMix specially engineered to produce shear-sensitive creams and lotions.

MIXING AND BLENDING NEWS

  • SmartStream Digital Conference Optimizing Technology For The Changing Face Of Industry

    Attend a single session or stay for the full virtual conference. This new digital conference, sponsored by ABB Automation & Power World, brings the latest industry insights straight to your desk or wherever you are, free of charge and with no travel required!

  • New Ribbon Blenders Ideal For Powders And Raw Materials

    Charles Ross & Son Company has introduced the Ross 42B Model Ribbon Blenders, which are used for straightforward blending of powders or other solid raw materials with a bulk density of 35 lbs/cu.ft. or lower.

  • Ross Introduces Laboratory High Viscosity Disperser Model PBA-2

    Ross introduces a Laboratory High Viscosity Disperser featuring interchangeable bow-tie and paddle blades driven by a 2HP explosion-proof, VFD-capable motor. Suitable for use with standard 5-gallon pails, this bench-top mixer is ideal for thorough blending of fluids with very different viscosities, quickly resuspending dense solids that have settled during transport or storage, preparing thick paste-like formulations and other similar applications.

  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Ross Completes Vacuum Paddle Blender Charles Ross & Son Company has recently completed and shipped a horizontal Paddle Blender
  • 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.
  • Ross Builds Special 600 Gallon Mixing System Charles Ross and Son Company announces the completion of a special 600 gallon Dual Shaft - Mixing and Dispersion and Control System
  • Charles Ross Announces ISG Static Mixers For High Viscosity (Laminar Flow) Applications

    The Ross Interfacial Surface Generator (ISG) is a patented Static Mixer (US Patent No. 3404869) designed for laminar flow processes such as blending a minor component into a viscous stream.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specifying a Control System The business of creating an efficient mixing or blending system is a spectacular balancing act...
  • Ross Completes Its 3000th Double Planetary Mixer

    Charles Ross & Son Company, a manufacturer of specialty mixing, blending, drying and dispersion equipment, recently completed its 3000th Double Planetary Mixer.

  • Ross Introduces Sanitary Mixing Systems Charles Ross & Son Company, the leader in specialty mixing and dispersion equipment, is now offering complete sanitary mixing and dispersion systems.