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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
Mixing-equipment supplier Charles Ross & Son Co. has introduced a new mixing and discharging turnkey system that enables finished product to be extruded in strands.
Mixing-equipment supplier Charles Ross & Son Co. (Hauppauge, NY) has introduced a new mixing and discharging turnkey system that enables finished product to be extruded in strands. The new system features the company’s VersaMix triple-shaft mixer, which is suited to a wide range of product viscosities up to around 1 million centipoise, the company says.
As part of the new mixing and discharge system, the Ross VersaMix Model VMC-1 and Discharge System Model DS-1 are mounted on a common bench and supplied with two vessels-one vessel for mixing and the other for extruding. “An air/oil hydraulic lift raises and lowers the mixing vessel to and from the operating position,” the company explains. “At the end of the batching procedure, while the mixing vessel is in the raised position, finished product is transferred into the extrusion vessel positioned below the mix vessel. The extrusion can is then rolled over to the Discharge System, where product is pushed out by a platen through a perforated die plate, forming strands in the desired profile.”
The triple-shaft VersaMix mixer combines low- and high-shear mixing to suit a range of viscosities. Other customized features include an all-stainless-steel construction, jacketed vessels, integrated vacuum pump, explosion-proof motors, and touchscreen controls.