Product Announcement from Munson Machinery Company, Inc.
A Munson Vee-Cone Blender is comprised of two inclined cylinders that rotate, causing bulk material to fall and converge during half of the rotation, and divide during the other half. This achieves uniform blends more rapidly than standard Double Cone Blenders (also offered by Munson), while requiring significantly less horsepower/kilowatts than ribbon blenders and other agitated machines.
The smooth internal surfaces of a Munson Vee-Cone blender, with no internal baffles, shafts or bearings, allow unobstructed material flow, as well as complete discharge through a gate valve. The absence of residual material, together with easy access to internal surfaces through the discharge valve and doors at the ends of the inclined cylinders, allows thorough sanitizing in minutes, preventing cross-contamination between changeovers.
Models are available with useable capacities ranging from 1 cup (0.5 liters) to more than 200 cu ft (5663 liters). Uniform blends are typically achieved in 5 to 15 minutes with equal efficiency at fill volumes from 100% to 25% of rated capacity, depending on material.
Munson Vee-Cone Blenders are available constructed and finished to USDA, pharmaceutical, and other sanitary or industrial standards including #304/304L or #316/316L stainless steel with #2B, #4, #6 or #7 surface finishes, with optional electro polishing. Also offered is carbon steel construction with a variety of durable finishes.
Suitable for dry and granular materials, Munson Vee-Cone Blenders provide a tumbling action that is more gentle than agitated machines in which blades, paddles or plows are forced through stationary material, resulting in varying degrees of degradation, depending on material.
Since the gentle action of a Munson Vee-Cone Blender may be insufficient to break down soft agglomerates, an intensifier bar can be utilized to impart the shear needed to reduce these materials.
A Munson Vee-Cone Blender can also be equipped with a Liquid Dispersion Intensifier Bar positioned within the mixing chamber to distribute liquids throughout the batch more thoroughly and rapidly, reducing cycle times.
Various gear-reduced drive configurations are available, as are programmable control systems with manual or remotely actuated discharge valves (typically slide gate, butterfly or dome-style).
The ultimate in simplicity and cleanability, these blenders are widely used in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, chemical, plastics, ceramics and powder metal industries.