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Industries Served

Aerospace and Aviation

Since introducing the world’s first change can mixer more than a century ago, Ross continues to lead in innovative mixing technologies. Our mixers and blenders are constantly adapting to new materials and applications across various process industries.

In particular, the Aerospace and Aviation Industry is a special niche market we are proud to serve for many decades now. Ross Mixers and Blenders are used in the manufacture of aerospace materials and intermediates as described below.

  • Abradable Coatings
  • Advanced Ceramic Composites
  • Casting Materials
  • Energetics
  • Filled Resins
  • Microwave Absorbers
  • Polyimide Films
  • Pre-ceramic Polymers
  • Rocket Insulation
  • Solid Propellants
  • Specialty Sealants
  • Structural Adhesives
  • Syntactic Foams
  • Advanced Planetary Mixer Options
    The rapid development of technical ceramics and ceramic-based composites is pushing manufacturers to seek new and improved methods of production.
  • Advantages of double planetary mixers over sigma blade kneaders
    Many high viscosity materials that are being made on sigma blade kneaders can be processed in double planetary mixers. The advantages of switching to the double planetary mixer design include better cleanability, smaller footprint and lower capital cost.
  • Benefits and techniques of vacuum mixing.
    Mixing under vacuum offers numerous benefits including elimination of unsightly voids in the finished product, improvement of dispersion quality, degassing, enhanced drying at lower temperatures and sub-surface addition of raw materials. Fine-tuning vacuum mixing techniques leads to the optimization of these benefits.
  • Effectively disperse fibers into your viscous mix.
    Many fiber-filled composites are high viscosity formulations that require efficient dispersion in a planetary mixer configuration where a number of blade designs and combinations are available. Fiber characteristics and composite rheology are the main factors evaluated in the mixer selection process.
  • High-torque, low impact mixing of viscous composites
    Double planetary mixers provide thorough, low impact agitation ideal for intimate mixing of delicate fillers into high viscosity materials.
  • Mixing highly filled compounds
    Obtaining a good dispersion of fillers into a mixture is critical to end product quality. Highly filled, viscous compounds can be successfully prepared in multi-shaft or planetary mixers..
  • Mixing Nanomaterials - Ceramic Industry Feature Article November 2010
    Lessons in Feedstock Change
    Various mixing technologies are available for theefficient processing of products containing nanoceramics and other nanomaterials.
  • Recommended Mixing Equipment for Bulk Molding Compounds
    Proper mixing is critical in achieving the desired physical properties in the final molded product. This bulletin discusses the benefits of preparing Bulk Molding Compounds in a well-designed Double Planetary Mixer.
  • Upgrade your ball mill process by switching to a three roll mill.
    In certain applications, the three roll mill can replace a ball milling process and offer dramatic improvements in throughput rate, energy consumption and product yield.