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.
Select a specific product, process or market to view a list of related Insights:
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Gel Coats
Gel coats (or gelcoats) are modified resins applied to molds in the manufacture of fiber-reinforced plastics.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Pigment Dispersions
The costly and time-consuming milling step is often a production bottleneck which in the past has forced manufacturers to add more milling equipment to handle multiple passes or simply keep up with volume demands.
- How to upgrade your high speed disperser
Increased demand, product improvements, change in raw material supplier, custom orders and many other situations can cause mixing processes to outgrow the original equipment. This bulletin offers some insights into the operation of high speed dispersers and how to address specific areas of improvement using alternative mixing solutions.
- Designing high speed dispersers
for large-scale mixing processes
In addition to maintaining basic design parameters, high speed dispersers can be specially engineered to support high volume production requirements.
- 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.
- Mixer options for pureeing and liquefying solids
A variety of mixers are suitable for pureeing requirements – from single-shaft rotor/stator mixers and high speed dispersers to multi-agitator equipment for higher viscosity formulations, and even ultra-high shear mixers which are used to achieve a high level of smoothness and consistency in some products.
- High speed mixing: saw-tooth dispersers vs. rotor/stator mixers
The saw-tooth disperser and rotor/stator mixer are two of the most widely used high speed mixers yet many are unaware of the differences in their utility and operating capacities. Knowing the unique attributes of these devices is important in mixer selection and process optimization.