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Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial mixer design?
15 answers
Answers:
Mixer process control, speed control, electric drives, network capabilities, closed loop communication and feedback, bearing design. Heavy duty back-geared drives. Oscilating drives, variable speed drives, expanding blade agitators. In-drum agitators. IBC tote mixing, bung mount agitators. Agitator Speed Controllers.
~Nick S, Engineer, Minneapolis, MN
Safety, size and homogeneity with time factor, prevention of heat transfer through the mixing shaft to the product, also prevention of product leakage from the connection side places.
~Jabr yousef J, Project Manager, Amman, Jordan
Dispersion of additives in small quantities, Wear resistance, Maintenance, Safety
~BOUCHEMOUSSE JL, Technical Support, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, MI
Different materials in high chemical resistance (e.g. Hastelloy,...).
~Hubert B, Senior Quality Manager, Burghausen, Germany
Mixing in line dried powder and mix under pressure (extruders).
~H├ęctor E, Builder/Contractor, Guatemala, Guatemala
those using the simplest yet most effective designs.
~Thomas C., Project Manager, Eau Claire,, U.S.
The new type of impellers high shear. Mixer inline.
~Raul Faudoa, Engineer, Toluca, Mexico
Power consumption reduction against mixer, = costs
~John Wilson, Process Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
High shear mixing Process Intensification
~Danial Irfachsyad, Research & Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
Diamond coating of blades
~Sit CK, Process Engineer, Westborough, MA
Processing level
~Polinda Chao, Marketing/Sales, Shanghai, Sri Lanka
Ultrasonic
~Jay Ozkose, Process Engineer, Istanbul, Turkiye
High Shear
~Roberto B, Project Manager, Brisbane, Australia
Materials
~Dave Hollingworth, Production Engineer, Newark, UK
CFD
~Gabe T, Marketing/Sales, Kitchener, Canada

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial mixers?
14 answers
Answers:
I only know German and Chinese company's. In Germany e.g. Neumann, RVT. In China, Great Wall.
~Hubert B, Senior Quality Manager, Burghausen, Germany
Heidon, Tonson, Pulsair, Graco Inc., Dynamix, Charles Ross and Son
~Nick S, Engineer, Minneapolis, MN
Chemical plant and engineering, Silverson
~John Wilson, Process Engineer, Melbourne, Australia
Morton mixers (Lodige) Gericke
~Dave Hollingworth, Production Engineer, Newark, UK
Continental Products Corp.
~Thomas C., Project Manager, Eau Claire,, U.S.
Statiflo International Ltd
~Philip P, Research & Development, Macclesfield, UK
MixPro, Lightning, Ekato
~Gabe T, Marketing/Sales, Kitchener, Canada
PMSL adn Lightnin
~Damon W, Engineer, Macon, GA
Eirich, Staring,
~BOUCHEMOUSSE JL, Technical Support, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, MI
Ross mixers
~Manufacturing, Tallinn, Estonia
Tetra Pak
~Danial Irfachsyad, Research & Development, Jakarta, Indonesia
IKA, Ross
~Sit CK, Process Engineer, Westborough, MA
Chemineer
~Jay Ozkose, Process Engineer, Istanbul, Turkiye
Sulzer
~Raul Faudoa, Engineer, Toluca, Mexico

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