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Rotary batch mixer

The 700-THX-50-ARI Rotary Batch Mixer blends abrasive materials in one to three minutes with minimized wear or product degradation. With useable batch capacity of 50 cu. ft. or 4,000 lbs., it features abrasion-resistant steel material contact surfaces, internal mixing flights bearing easy-to-replace wear plates, and radial seals for dust-tight operation. The mixer achieves uniformity with equal efficiency from 100 percent to 15 percent of rated capacity, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients.

The 700-THX-50-ARI’s horizontal rotating vessel contains proprietary mixing flights that tumble, turn, cut and fold material gently, preventing degradation and imparting minimal energy to the batch. A stationary inlet and outlet at opposite ends allow hard piping to upstream and downstream conveyors, process/packaging equipment or storage vessels. The drum requires a 10-hp motor for rotation in most applications; optional 20-hp motors are available for mixing of materials with bulk densities in the range of 200 lbs./cu. ft.

The rotating vessel and internal flights lift and direct the entire batch into the discharge spout for evacuation with no residual “heel” of material requiring manual removal—thus reducing waste and allowing rapid cleaning. The mixing vessel rotates on exterior trunnion rings, eliminating the need for internal shaft seals prone to failure when mixing abrasives.

The mixer is equipped with an optional, independently powered cage-style intensifier. Mounted at the inlet end of the vessel, it promotes uniform dispersion of non-free-flowing and other difficult-to-blend materials, while imparting shear to reduce agglomerates into discreet particles. Also optional are internal spray nozzles for uniform distribution of liquids over the bed of moving material. — Munson Machinery Co., Utica, N.Y., 800/944-6644, www.munsonmachinery.com