Ribbon Mixers Are Not Created Equally
Ribbon mixers are versatile mixers that are designed to mixer powders gently, without shearing. But there are so many manufacturers of ribbon mixers, how do you tell the difference? Well, here are a few differences that set us apart from the rest.
• Weight: Take a look at everyone’s weight. Weight will be a quick and easy way to tell you how the ribbon mixer is made. The heavier the ribbon mixer the thicker the metal is a good rule to follow.
• Gap Distance: Mixing efficiency is everything and one of the issues that most have is the gap distance between the mix trough side and the ribbon. The tighter the tolerance the better the mixing efficiency will be
• Ribbon Width: The width of the ribbon is also an area to look at. Many have very thin ribbons. The wider the ribbon the more surface area of the agitation, the better the mixing.
• Gear Boxes & Motors: Take a look at the gear box as well as the motors. Remember that VFD rob almost 10% of torque away, so make sure you take a look at this when you buy a ribbon mixer
• Discharge & Intake: The ability to fill and empty quickly is key to batch times. The quicker the loading and discharge, the shorter the batch time is and this is what speeds up production.
For a ribbon mixer that is built to perform for years of service while meeting budget, come see the PerMix difference.