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 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.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Metal Powders
Elemental metal or alloy powders are mixed with additives such as graphite and dry lubricant to reduce friction. Evenly distributed lubricant particles make the compacted part easier to eject and less prone to cracks.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Ceramic Injection Molding Feedstock
Mixing is an integral part of the CIM process. Fine ceramic powders must be mixed thoroughly with thermoplastic binders, along with additives, to produce a homogeneous feedstock.
- Large-scale vacuum drying in a
This bulletin discusses the benefits of large-scale drying in Vertical Blender/Dryers.
- Blending and drying high density powders
Consider the benefits of blending and drying dense powders in a double planetary mixer..
- Design considerations for
This bulletin discusses some factors to consider when selecting and specifying tumble blenders.
- Ultra-high shear mixing of
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.
- Blending abrasive solids
Solid blends containing abrasive particles may be processed in a ribbon blender, vertical cone screw blender or tumble blender. The advantages and disadvantages of these blender designs are discussed in this bulletin, as well as some strategies for combating abrasive wear.
- Use of powder induction mixing technology can significantly reduce raw material costs.
An efficient mixing system with powder induction capability enables manufacturers to optimize raw material costs in two ways: by allowing them to source and handle ingredients in dry form rather than the more expensive liquid form; and by maximizing yield of all powder components.
- Vertical blender/dryers deliver high drying rates with negligible risk of product attrition.
Vertical blender/dryers designed for vacuum operation offer a better alternative to non-agitated dryers such as ovens and tray dryers, delivering significantly higher drying rates per unit heating area. Vertical blender/dryers can also handle a variety of feed forms including slurries and pastes which other types of agitated dryers cannot accommodate. Finally, the gentle mixing action supplied by a vertical blender/dryer minimizes product attrition which is a concern in some applications.