New Mixer Ideal for Viscous Formulas

September 23, 2015

The VersaMix can achieve a “unique combination” of low, intermediate, and high shear rates, the company says.

Charles Ross & Son Co. (Hauppauge, NY) has introduced a new VersaMix multi-agitator mixer that is ideal for mixing viscous pastes and slurries.

The VersaMix can achieve a “unique combination” of low, intermediate, and high shear rates, the company says. “Each agitator is independently driven, imparting a wide range of mixing intensities and flow patterns as the product changes rheologically throughout the batching cycle,” the company describes in a press release.

The unit includes a two-wing anchor, a gate agitator, and a high-speed disperser. Mixers are available for a range of capacities, from 1 gallon (laboratory model) to 4,000 gallon.

The unit is designed for “gentle but thorough blending,” and the agitator may be enhanced with helical flights if a company is looking to improve top-to-bottom mixing. To optimize material and heat transfer, hinged Teflon scrapers are arranged in a staggered pattern on the anchor. The gate agitator also promotes bulk flow through horizontal cross bars that move material in a forward direction, and vertical bars that create backward flow.

 

Jennifer Grebow
Editor-in-Chief
Nutritional Outlook magazine
jennifer.grebow@ubm.com