Thursday, May 16, 2019
A major manufacturer of silicone sealants was looking to make a new, highly filled, silicone sealant. The desired product has a viscosity of over 9 million centipoise and is very "sticky". This posed several problems for manufacturing the new sealant with their Double Planetary Mixer with rectangular stirrer blades.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
In this technical brief we attempt to quantify the benefits of scraping the vessel walls of a Ross VersaMix. This is an important illustration as many emulsion based cosmetic creams and lotions require precise and responsive temperature control, especially in the cooling cycle, to effect the desired result.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
One method of Thermoforming utilizes a male plug to assist the vacuum or pressure in forming the plastic part. These plugs have traditionally been machined from blocks of aluminum which can be expensive.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
A major chemical company produces a catalyst for use in internal chemical processing. This catalyst includes a mixture of silica and metallic salts and is manufactured in a 2500 gallon reactor. The catalyst solution is 40% solids, has a specific gravity of 1.2 and a viscosity of approximately 100 cps.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Let`s compare the benefits and issues associated with buying a loose Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to control a Ross mixer vs. an integrated Ross SysCon Control Panel.