Ribbon blenders are common industrial mixing machines, used extensively across many industries for blending dry powders, granules, pellets and flakes.
Facet Ribbon Blenders consist of a U-shaped horizontal trough fitted with a horizontal longitudinal shaft on which arms are mounted, supporting a combination of ribbon blades, paddles or helical screws set at a fairly close clearance to the trough so that all product is evenly mixed.
The most effective configuration of a ribbon blender is using a double spiral. As the outer ribbon moves the product in one direction and the inner ribbon moves it in the opposite direction, this creates axial flow, which prevents product build-up and extends mixing times.
Ribbon blenders can be used to mix a wide variety of dry powdered products. These include spices, powdered mixes, cosmetic powders, chemical additives, fertilizers and ceramic powders, just to name a few.
Ribbon blenders are effective in mixing product of a similar size, shape and density. It is important to note that the capacity of a ribbon blender should never be exceeded, as this may render the mixer and/or blades ineffective and result in the product not being adequately mixed.
When considering the model/size of a ribbon blender, the bulk density of the product being mixed must be taken into consideration. Contact our design office for assistance in selecting the correct ribbon blender for your application.
RIBBON BLENDER MODELS
*Above capacities are indicative only and are based on a product Bulk Density of 750kg/m³. For more information, consult with our design office.
RIBBON BLENDER FEATURES
- Manufactured in 304 stainless steel
- All internal welds ground smooth and polished
- External welds are acid de-scaled
- Direct shaft-mounted gearbox
- Hinged stainless steel cover
- Central ingredients access lid with safety grid
- Heavy duty outboard bearings
- PTFE shaft seals (food grade)
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