Brief Intro To Industrial Use Ribbon Blenders
The industrial use ribbon blender remains the most popular device for a majority of industries. This is due to the fact that ribbon blenders are favored for their favorable initial purchasing costs, production costs per pound and maintenance. Costs derived continue to be lower in comparison to the majority of alternative industrial blenders in use. Ribbon blenders are also highly versatile. They can be used to blend pretty much anything, from pharmaceuticals to nutraceuticals to high-end makeup. They are being used to blend or mix food, fertilizer, clay, chemicals, paint, plastics, stucco, and even potting soils.
Ribbon blenders come in two distinct styles. One style is that of a center to bottom discharge. It is popular but is rated as the most efficient. The end discharge style is purposed for a user who wishes to discharge product material at the end of the machine cycle rather than at its center. Ribbon blenders have counter current flow patterns built inside of the blending chambers. This keeps the batched materials being blended at its uniform height within the blender during blending operations.
The best designed ribbon blenders are able to blend at fairly quick rates. They are also quite easy to load and unload. Blending performances, however, will always differ from one manufacturer to the next. As far as the inner workings of ribbon blenders go, horsepower output can be as high as 150 HP. Every machine, in shape and size, will be built in accordance with the required bulk density and the unique features of the user’s desired product. Doing so ensures that desired performance rates are achieved.
Design focus also needs to be placed on achieving high levels of safety and sanity. This is achievable on only low levels of required maintenance.