Mixing Technology Insights
Mixing Technology Insights offer a brief look into Ross' products, process expertise and market strengths. The reports delve into how the equipment can be used to improve your process and to add to your bottom line. Ross strives to provide its customers with up to date information covering new technology in the industrial mixing and blending industry.
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- Ultra-high shear mixing and deagglomeration
Ultra-High Shear Mixers are ideal for high volume deagglomeration requirements, offering greater throughput, easier clean-up and more convenient maintenance compared to traditional colloid mills, media mills, immersion mills and high pressure homogenizers.
- Polymer grinding and
High shear rotor/stator mixers are ideal for many polymer dispersion and dissolution processes. Different configurations are available depending on the application requirements. These include batch and inline designs, multi-agitator systems for high viscosity formulations, and even special ultra-high shear rotor/stator geometries that deliver faster polymer disintegration and more intense mixing.
- Multi-agitator mixer/reactors
Multi-agitator mixers are ideal for reaction processes that require intense mixing, high speed dissolution, emulsification, deagglomeration or heating/cooling of viscous liquids.
- Mixing high solids
Mixer selection for high solids formulations depends on viscosity rather than percent solids. Regardless of solids concentration, low-viscosity mixtures can be prepared in single-shaft rotor/stator mixers or high speed dispersers. For products that undergo a high viscosity phase, multi-agitator and planetary mixing equipment are commonly employed.
- Run your rotor/stator mixer at maximum speed to optimize particle size reduction.
Generally, the maximum speed setting of a rotor/stator mixer provides the optimal mixing results in terms of particle or droplet size reduction. Once an equilibrium size distribution is reached, subsequent passes through the rotor/stator give diminishing returns. For applications that are processed at the maximum speed of a traditional rotor/stator mixer but still fall short of the desired particle or droplet size, a move to higher energy devices, such as ultra-high shear mixers, is recommended.