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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.

Category: case studies

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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Mixers that GEL With Your Application

A global cosmetic company approached ROSS with the goal of expanding their gel manufacturing capabilities. Our team at the Ross Test & Development Center conducted a pilot demonstration to evaluate an appropriate batching and mixing procedure on a 100-gallon VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer.

gel versamix thickener VMC

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Double Planetary Mixer with Vacuum Feature Eliminates Voids in FRP Pipe

A manufacturer of plastic pipe and pipe fittings upgrades to a ROSS double planetary mixer to improve consistency and eliminate voids in their products

double planetary plastics

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Sweet Blends

Ribbon Blenders consist of a U-shaped horizontal trough and an agitator made up of inner and outer helical ribbons that are pitched to move material axially and radially. This combination promotes fast and thorough blending even if the batch contains components with different shapes, sizes and densities.

ribbon blender snacks icing