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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- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Aluminum Hydroxide
Aluminum hydroxide, also called alumina trihydrate, hydrated alumina or ATH, is a fire-retardant filler added to various types of polymers to provide flame resistance and smoke suppression in plastics and composites.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Body Washes and Shower Gels
This bulletin discusses the benefits of high-speed, high-shear powder injection in the manufacture of body washes, shower gels, liquid hand soaps, facial cleansers and other similar personal care products.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Pectin
Pectin, a biopolymer extracted from citrus fruits and other plants, is a gelling, thickening and stabilizing agent used in many food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for CMC Dispersions
Purified sodium carboxymethyl-cellulose (CMC), also commonly known as cellulose gum, is an additive used in a broad range of applications throughout the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paper, textile and other industries
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Sauces & Dressings
Many types of food mixing equipment overlap in use and function such that certain applications – like dips, sauces and dressings – can be produced in more than one mixing system.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Clay Dispersions
When suspended in liquid, certain clays provide bonding, plasticizing, thickening or suspending properties.
- Recommended Mixing Equipment for Fumed & Precipitated Silica
High surface energy silicas require adequate shear for optimal dispersion into liquid. Improper powder wet-out and insufficient mixing lead to decreased efficiency (i.e. higher loadings of silica needed to achieve the desired properties)
- Dissolve solids rapidly.
Consider high-speed sub-surface solids injection for demanding and high-volume dissolution requirements..
- Selecting the best rotor/stator combination for your batch process
The batch rotor/stator mixer is an integral part of many manufacturing processes with various styles and models available in the market today. Determining the most suitable mixer configuration for your particular application is important in ensuring process-line efficiency and consistent finished product quality.
- Streamline your mixing process
Installing an inline powder injection system with large batch tanks can significantly reduce cycle times, simplify clean-up and maintenance, enhance batch-to-batch consistency and improve overall production efficiency.
- Optimize powder injection in your batch mixer.
Solids dispersion remains to be one of the most formidable processing challenges even today. A new high speed powder injection system described in this bulletin is ideal for dispersing hard-to-wet powders into liquid without agglomeration,floating or dusting..
- Asking the right questions
about vertical blenders
When in the market for a new vertical blender, knowing what questions to ask will help you select the best equipment features that suit your specific application and properly compare offerings from different suppliers..
- Dust-free mixing of pigments
A common issue in dispersing pigments into liquid is dust generation. Charging solids into an open, top-agitated vessel inherently causes lightweight powders to become airborne. Using a high shear mixer equipped for sub-surface powder induction helps minimize dusting, maximize yield, improve dispersion quality and accelerate production.
- Accelerate bulk powder dispersion into liquid.
An inline rotor/stator mixer equipped for powder induction is ideal for high speed mixing of bulk solids into liquid. Aside from high throughput, benefits include ease of operation, mobility and simple maintenance.
- Select a powder induction mixer that can serve multiple mix tanks of virtually any size.
An inline rotor/stator mixer equipped for powder induction offers flexibility, capability and portability to serve multiple mix vessels of virtually any size. Its straightforward operation and convenience further maximize equipment utility while simplifying material handling.
- Eliminate “fish eyes” in your mix.
Inefficient mixing can lead to agglomerates and “fish eyes” which are difficult to disperse once formed. Using a high shear mixer equipped for powder induction helps prevent the formation of agglomerates, maximizes yield and cuts cycle time.
- Use of powder induction mixing technology can significantly reduce raw material costs.
An efficient mixing system with powder induction capability enables manufacturers to optimize raw material costs in two ways: by allowing them to source and handle ingredients in dry form rather than the more expensive liquid form; and by maximizing yield of all powder components.
- Apply high speed powder induction to eliminate dusting in the mixing area
The release of airborne particles into the plant atmosphere when powders are added to a mix vessel leads to significant maintenance costs and safety concerns. A high speed induction device can eliminate dusting and accelerate both production and process changeover.
- Eductor-less powder induction systems offer improved processing reliability
In traditional eductor-based powder induction systems, balancing the performance of the main components -- pump, eductor and mixer – often requires a skilled operator and can prove to be difficult. A high speed powder injection unit utilizing just one device to perform all three functions is simpler to use and offers a more reliable performance.