How it Works
Benefits of choosing a ROSS SLIM Mixer
What does the ROSS SLIM Technology do?
The ROSS Solid/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) is a proprietary induction system that introduces raw powders such as fumed silica, calcium carbonate, titanium dioxide, xanthan gum, thixotropic agents, and pigments into the liquid phase right in the high shear zone, promoting instant wet-out. As a result, high-quality dispersions, suspensions, and emulsions can be created in significantly less time compared to traditional methods of adding powders on top of an agitated batch or using an eductor.
How does the ROSS SLIM Technology work?
The SLIM rotor/stator generates an intense vacuum in the high shear zone and sucks in powders into a fluid stream (inline) or sub-surface (batch). Since solids and liquids are combined at the exact point where intense mixing takes place, the SLIM is capable of handling extraordinarily large volumes of solids without clogging or agglomerates.
Features at a Glance
Why Choose a ROSS SLIM Mixer?
Design - The ROSS SLIM is available in batch or inline configuration. It not only eliminates typical production setbacks by accelerating the mixing process, but also enables a cleaner and more operator-friendly method of raw material addition, minimizing dusting in the plant atmosphere.
Flexibility – The ROSS SLIM works with either a hose & wand arrangement, or with a fixed hopper mounted atop the powder induction connection of the mixing chamber. The decision whether to use the wand or the hopper depends on process conditions, the nature of the powders being handled, and the desired goals.
Ease of Use – In traditional eductor-based powder induction systems, balancing the performance of the pump, eductor and mixer often requires a skilled operator and can prove to be difficult. In comparison, an Inline SLIM Mixer utilizes just one device to perform all three functions. Operation is simpler and more straightforward – just turn on the mixer and start inducting powders. The Inline SLIM is usually installed at floor level so operators need not climb up a mezzanine carrying heavy bags of powder. Solids can also be delivered via automatic feeding devices.
3A Approved - The Inline SLIM is 3A-approved and easily integrated into almost any food, beverage, and pharmaceutical processing line. Supplied on a mobile cart, it can serve virtually any size vessel located anywhere in the plant.
ROSS Solid/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) is available for both our batch high shear mixers and inline high shear mixers. See technical specifications below:
- Driven by an explosion-proof motor designed for 230/460 volt, 3 phase, 50/60 Hz.
- Large square stator and special four-blade SLIM rotor.
- Double mechanical seal with Viton elastomers and barrier system.
- Stainless steel type 316 wetted parts polished to #4/32 Ra finish.
- Stainless steel type 304 cart with caster wheels for easy movement of mixer except for 450SC which is on leveling pads and forklift tubes for movement.
- All non-stainless steel external surfaces coated with a twopart acrylic urethane enamel paint.
- 2 ft^3 stainless steel 316 hopper for powder loading.
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