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Mixing Technology Insights

Mixing Technology Insights offer a brief look into Ross' products, process expertise and market strengths. The reports delve into how the equipment can be used to improve your process and to add to your bottom line. Ross strives to provide its customers with up to date information covering new technology in the industrial mixing and blending industry.

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  • Recommended Mixing Equipment for Encapsulation Materials
    The majority of encapsulation materials utilized in electronic packages are highly-filled epoxy and hardener resin systems.
  • Recommended Mixing Equipment for Thermal Interface Materials.
    Thermal greases are viscous gels or pastes applied to electronic components to increase heat conductivity. They improve the efficiency of a heat sink by filling gaps that would otherwise hold air. Common formulations consist of ceramic or metal powders suspended in synthetic oil or grease, typically silicone.
  • Simplified production of fine solid dispersions.
    This bulletin discusses a new technology for producing stable dispersions of solids in liquid. Ultra-high shear mixers such as the Ross PreMax utilize specially engineered rotor/stators that can deliver extremely fine particle size distributions faster and more cost-effectively than conventional milling devices.
  • Prevent localized overheating in your batch mixer.
    Localized overheating is a mixing issue that happens more commonly in viscous applications. Utilizing the appropriate mixer for a given viscosity range is the best way to avoid localized overheating and product degradation.
  • Ultra-high shear mixing of nanoparticles
    Batch and inline ultra-high shear rotor/stator mixers can effectively disperse nanoparticles into liquid. Advantages include short processing times and volume flexibility, as well as easier maintenance and lower capital cost compared to traditional milling equipment and high pressure homogenizers.
  • Conserve raw materials in a scalable R&D mixer.
    Scalable mixing equipment allow R&D scientists to conserve expensive ingredients while following a repeatable, consistent agitation method that can be easily replicated in pilot or production scale. This bulletin presents some R&D mixers and their smallest recommended batch volumes.
  • Best practices for safe and efficient three roll milling
    The three roll mill remains to be one of the best methods for preparing very fine particle dispersions. This bulletin discusses some best practices to help users operate the three roll mill safely and efficiently.
  • Hybrid planetary mixers produce high viscosity mixtures with ultra-fine dispersion quality.
    Hybrid planetary mixers are utilized for creating fine dispersions in viscous mixtures, typically within the viscosity range of 100,000 to 2 million cP. Intense mixing is applied to the product by constantly advancing a high speed disperser and a low speed stirrer into the batch. Solids are quickly incorporated into the viscous bulk material and agglomerates are dispersed regardless of product flow characteristics. Designs for multiple planetary stirrers and disperser blades are available for more demanding applications.