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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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ross Double Planetary Mixer with HV Blade Design Solves Problems in Mixing Ultra High Viscosity Sealants

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.

Planetary Adhesives HV Blade

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Scrapers Prove Essential for Efficient Heat Transfer

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.

cosmetics VersaMix case study

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ross Double Planetary Mixer Makes High Quality Syntactic Foam Plugs for Thermoforming Applications

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.

Planetary Plastics Thermoforming

Thursday, April 04, 2019

ROSS Inline High Shear Mixer Solves Spray Dryer Clogging Problems

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.

High Shear Chemicals

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why Invest in Ross Syscon Controls?

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.

VFD Control Systems