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(Materials Processing Equipment)
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This white paper presents an overview of mixing technologies employed in selected green technologies. As major developments continue to advance in the areas of renewable energy, green construction,... (View Full Article)
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The saw-tooth disperser and rotor/stator mixer are two of the most widely used high speed mixers yet many are unaware of the differences in their utility and operating capacities. Knowing the unique... (View Full Article)
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Solid-solid mixing sometimes involves powders that need to be uniformly coated with smaller particles of a different component. The ingredient that is coated onto the bulk material is typically a very... (View Full Article)
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A variety of mixers are suitable for pureeing requirements - from single-shaft rotor/stator mixers and high speed dispersers to multi-agitator equipment for higher viscosity formulations, and even... (View Full Article)
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Many of the advantages of mixing, blending and drying under vacuum have been recognized for years. But until recently, vacuum has also been widely misunderstood. Many processors have considered vacuum... (View Full Article)
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In processing plants from Cincinnati to Shanghai, ribbon blenders are used to mix many thousands of products, from fertilizers and plastic resins to flavored coffees and cosmetics. The ribbon blender... (View Full Article)
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A new mixer design has recently pushed high-energy, high-shear rotor/stator mixing into new territory. With an innovative rotor/stator generator developed in the Ross Test Development Center, the new... (View Full Article)
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Ideal for mixing and kneading viscous pastes or putty-like materials, the Ross Double Planetary can be engineered for operation in many industries, from hot melt adhesives to microelectronics... (View Full Article)
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Most of us in the process industries remember the day when production time and processing costs soared - while solids like fumed silica, calcium carbonate, gums and thickeners stubbornly floated on... (View Full Article)
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Various types and styles of mixing equipment are utilized within the food industry. Their use and application are determined by the phases being mixed (liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, or solid-solid) as... (View Full Article)
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As with any other mixer or blender, the process of specifying a powder induction system for your application is best accomplished working closely with your mixer manufacturer, in a testing laboratory.... (View Full Article)
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The high-shear rotor/stator mixer (HSM), once relegated to a relatively narrow niche of mixing applications, has become a mainstay in many applications in the chemical process industries (CPI). The... (View Full Article)
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To provide at least a practical understanding of the effect of surfactants on liquid-liquid dispersions, a simple experiment was conducted at the Ross Test & Development Center with the objective of... (View Full Article)
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In processing plants around the world, ribbon blenders are used to mix many thousands of products, from fertilizers and plastic resins to flavored coffees and cosmetics. The ribbon blender is one of... (View Full Article)
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Rheology modifiers, commonly referred to as thickeners or viscosifiers, are everpresent in most products. The use of these additives cut across several process industries including food,... (View Full Article)
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Many of today's products contain or are in the form of emulsions. It is but natural that, as a mixing company, we devote a special report on preparing stable, high-quality emulsions. An emulsion, made... (View Full Article)
(Materials Processing Equipment)
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In processing plants from Cincinnati to Shanghai, ribbon blenders are used to mix many thousands of products, from fertilizers and plastic resins to flavored coffees and cosmetics. The ribbon blender... (View Full Article)
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Since most industrial processes don't take place in a beaker, we must always consider the real world behavior of high-shear batch mixers in large vessels. Thinking on a molecular level, we ask, "How... (View Full Article)
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In virtually any application, scale up is a critical process that impacts your business in a multitude of ways, from proper planning of plant floor design and equipment configuration, to operating... (View Full Article)
(Materials Processing Equipment)
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The high-shear rotor/stator mixer (HSM), once relegated to a relatively narrow niche of mixing applications, has become a mainstay in many applications in the chemical process industries (CPI). The... (View Full Article)
(Process Controllers)
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Mixing is one of the most ubiquitous unit operations in the processing world. And often times, improvements specific to the mixing step lead to overall big rewards that translate well in the balance... (View Full Article)
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When acquiring a process that involves one or several mixing steps, foresight for scale-up or expansion remains to be a subtle but important factor for long-term success. As production requirements... (View Full Article)
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As competition in virtually all industries intensifies and becomes more global, all manufacturers Are trying to do more with less in order to remain competitive. On the process line, that means... (View Full Article)
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Capt. Dave Eaton Commanded a six-man Air Force unit during the recent invasion of Iraq. A few weeks after the invasion was launched, his unit took part in a joint operation with Army Rangers to... (View Full Article)
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If you haven't tested a variety of mixers during the last five years or so, forget all the rules you used to rely on to distinguish one mixer from another. According to the old rulebook, mixers fell... (View Full Article)
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The challenge of preparing an authentic African hot sauce for the US market was a easy assignment for Green Garden Foods of Kent, Washington. This custom dressing and sauce manufacturer is nationally... (View Full Article)
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The key to solving tough blending problems and meeting ambitious goals for throughput and product quality is often unconventional thinking. Faced with the challenge of blending a slurry of extremely... (View Full Article)
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Motionless mixing means the mixing device has no moving parts. Conduits, plates or baffles within the device manipulate the divide, recombine, spread, rotate, eddy, swirl or jet the fluids such that... (View Full Article)
(Materials Processing Equipment)
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It has been said that "running water purifies itself." This adage is only true however in the ideal application where suspended particles are large enough in diameter to settle out on their own, or... (View Full Article)
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Solid-solid product formulations are mixed to meet a variety of objectives. These include blending of ingredients (such as in the preparation of animal feeds, fertilizer, glass batches, food products,... (View Full Article)
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This article examines several guidelines to help you conduct successful mixing trials. Mixing trials can be performed at your plant using trial rental equipment or at the mixer manufacturer's... (View Full Article)
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When the time comes to obtain a new mixer, you can no longer afford to buy without thoroughly surveying all varieties of mixers that can conceivably produce your product. Side-by-side tests often... (View Full Article)
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Unanticipated demand spikes, product line expansions and process improvements generally spell good business. But they may also spell the sudden need for processing equipment. When new equipment is too... (View Full Article)
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Replace a double-arm kneader in many applications, cut operating costs substantially, and increase production. Double planetary mixers have generally been considered appropriate for mixing materials... (View Full Article)
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Work in a typical lab is aimed at achieving a long list of goals. But every aspect of business in the lab is also driven by a collection of chronic shortages. Space for equipment in the lab is always... (View Full Article)
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This white paper presents an overview of mixing technologies implemented across many of today's highly competitive pharmaceutical and medical industries, as well as new equipment designs that are... (View Full Article)
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Recent advances in mixing technology offer increased efficiency in dispersing powdered additives into liquids for both low and high viscosity applications. Dispersing powdered additives into a liquid... (View Full Article)
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Many fiber-filled composites are high viscosity formulations that require efficient dispersion in a planetary mixer configuration where a number of blade designs and combinations are available. Fiber... (View Full Article)
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Variable frequency drives enable 'soft start' of ribbon blenders, an essential feature that protects the system against a spike in start-up torque. The ability to moderate energy input during the... (View Full Article)
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Mixing under vacuum has a direct impact on end-product performance. Studies show that processing under vacuum reduces porosity and unbound particles. Reducing the number of pores leads to remarkable... (View Full Article)
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Various mixing technologies are available for the efficient processing of products containing nanoceramics and other nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are finding their way into an increasing number of... (View Full Article)

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