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The Expert's Corner

The Expert's Corner Blog features curated content from ROSS engineers, managers, and sales reps, updated regularly, to provide customers with in-depth mixing knowledge, advice, and solutions.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

ROSS VersaMix for Molten Metals

Our skill in designing equipment to individual process requirements is demonstrated by a customized ROSS VersaMix model VMC-15, jacketed for temperature regulation, and engineered for complete vacuum operation.

VersaMix metals

Friday, December 10, 2021

ROSS High Shear Mixer with SLIM

ROSS High Shear Mixers with Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Technology are designed for fast and efficient dispersion of powders into low-viscosity liquids. In this video, we used the Model HSM-100LH-2 with a 2" diameter SLIM rotor, slotted stator and a SLIM hose/wand attachment.

High Shear SLIM

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Ask an Expert: Mixers for Producing Capsule Shells

Capsule shell chemistries today must meet a myriad of requirements, including those affected by consumer preferences, the need for compatibility with active pharmaceutical ingredients, a formulation`s dissolution rates and moisture sensitivity, the acceptable oxygen permeability, and the overall product stability.

chemicals planetary mixer pharmaceuticals

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Pesticide Production in a Ross Ribbon Blender

A manufacturer of pest control products was previously batching a granular pesticide for insect larvae in small quantities using a table-top kitchen mixer. As the product line grew, it became necessary to move the process to a large-scale blender. The company visited the Ross Test & Development Center to see if a Ribbon Blender can produce a uniform blend of the granules, liquid component and powder.

ribbon blender pesticides agriculture

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Best Chocolate on the Planet(ary)

A major global confectionary company approached ROSS to improve their process of manufacturing a chocolate product. They were using a kitchen-style single planetary mixer that was unable to handle the high viscosity peaks that occur during mixing. The material spikes to over 1 million centipoise and finishes around 20,000 cps.

Planetary food processing