Mixing : An Introduction


Everyone has a general idea what mixing means. But describing this is not so easy. The goal of any mixing process is to distribute materials with different characteristics, and usually in differing quantities, as evenly as possible. A new homogeneous material with different properties results.

  Introducing relative movement of the correct intensity into the materials achieves mixing. A simple movement in only one direction with inadequate acceleration of the materials would obviously not result into a homogeneous mix of the desired properties. This would be more like stirring than mixing.
  How much relative movement is introduced is a decisive criterion. Conditions for successful mixing include all of the material volume to be mixed and also achieving the highest probable likelihood that a particle being in a specific position at the beginning can be found at any random location in the mixing chamber at the end of the process. This is the only way to ensure that a consistent result is achieved every time mixing is repeated and that's what we are here to do
  MIKRONS ® Product Highlights
  Our proven design provides a superior uniform mix, complemented by a robust construction. Over 16 standard models are available from 10 to 10,000 litres.
  Mixing is accomplished using either a ribbon or paddle agitator. The Double-Ribbon Agitator, with the original reverse-spiral design, delivers uniform, high-capacity blending at low power cost. The mix is held in constant suspension providing for excellent uniform mix of the product. Paddle assemblies mix using a tumbling motion and have less product shearing during the process.
  • Built to food or dairy standards
  • High-quality, heavy-duty construction
  • Uniform product blends
  • Complete discharge available
  • Easily cleanable
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