Both of the mixers are generally used to mix dry powders and most often end users are confused as to which mixer would be suitable for them?
A ribbon mixer is a horizontal blender that is used to mix the dry powders gently. A ribbon mixer consists of inner and outer ribbons, where the outer ribbon continuously lifts the material and passes it to inner ribbons where they are traversed axially.
Cone Screw mixer is a vertical mixer that is used to mix the dry powders even more gently as compared to the ribbon mixer. Here the materials are mixed with the help of the self-rotation screw which lifts the material from the bottom of the cone to the top and then the materials fall down by gravity.
Here are some of the factors one should consider before choosing between Ribbon Blender and Vertical Cone Screw Blender:
Area Available: Ribbon mixer occupies more footprint area as compared to the Vertical Cone Screw mixer but headspace required for the same is higher.
Cost: Capital cost of Vertical Cone Screw Mixer is higher as compared to that of the ribbon mixer. But, the power cost required to run the ribbon blender is greater than required for Vertical Cone Screw mixer.
Discharge: Ideally speaking Vertical Cone Screw blender can give 100% of the discharge as compared to some of the leftovers in the ribbon mixer.
Contamination: A ribbon mixer has a higher chance of contamination due to the presence of packing gland in the product zone. So, if contamination is affecting the product adversely and product quality is of great importance than one can shift to the Vertical Cone Screw blender.
Operation: If one needs to operate with the batches only occupying 20-30% of mixer volume then one can opt for Vertical Cone Screw blender. Cause unlike Ribbon blender, they don’t have a requirement of minimum volume.
Gentle mixing: For the friable material, the Vertical Screw Cone blender offers gentler mixing as compared to the Ribbon blender.
Cleaning: While mixing reactive materials in batches, cleaning becomes essential. Vertical Cone Screw Mixer provides easier and complete clean up as opposed to Ribbon blender where there are chances of product leftover.
PerMix Ribbon Mixers Solve The Solution To Pneumatic Conveying Piping
PerMix’s Engineering Team was tasked with designing a ribbon mixer that allowed a large ribbon mixer to be installed in a confined space with minimal clearances while also allowing for pneumatic conveying to be connected & have the ability to expose interior of the ribbon mixer for inspection. What the team came up with was a sliding cover that met the needs of everyone, creating a solution that was perfect.
In addition to the cover, the mixer also featured our “Stub Shaft Design” which allows for the ribbon to be mounted in a sanitary style while also allowing for the mixer to be easily removed and re-installed in under 30 minutes. Our “Stub Shaft Design” is perfect for high production areas where ease of maintenance is key.
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Here is our sanitary ribbon mixer with a bulk bag loading canopy with dust control/collection. The customer was on a budget and the loading of the machine was very labor-intensive and was filled by manually dumping of bulk ingredients that were bagged into mixer. The need to reclaim the dust and control it was necessary and PerMix created a cost-effective way to achieve this. The product that is collected in the dust collector can then be reclaimed for later use if desired.
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In the category of plant-based protein food alternatives it is all about taste, texture, & aroma, and how it compares to its natural meat alternative. How close it is to its counterpart is key and what wins market share against the competition.
No one understands this more than PerMix. Plant-Based proteins require more processing than their natural alternative, up to 3 times as much. The ability to process the ingredients and do it efficiently is crucial when preserving texture, taste, & aroma. There are so many ingredients & additives in these mixtures, it is easy to overprocess the mixture during manufacturing. PerMix has the experience needed to ensure your formula is processed with perfection.
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