When the going gets tough: The new model 700-THX-50-ARI Rotary Batch Mixer from Munson Machinery blends abrasive materials such as concrete, premix, mortar mix, glass/cullet, fibreglass, refractories, tungsten powder and ceramics, in one to three minutes with minimised abrasive wear or product degradation.
The mixer features abrasion-resistant steel material contact surfaces, internal mixing flights with easy-to-replace wear plates and radial seals for dust-tight operation. It has a useable batch capacity of 1.4 cu m or 1815 kg, and achieves uniformity with equal efficiency from 100 % to 15 % of rated capacity, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients, according to the manufacturer. Its 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 of the vessel allow hard piping to upstream and downstream conveyors, process/packaging equipment or storage vessels.
Unlike mixers with stationary vessels that force agitators through the batch, the drum requires only a 7.5 kW motor for rotation in most applications. Optional 15 kW motors are available for mixing of materials with bulk densities in the range of 3.2 gm/cc. 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, eliminating 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.