Ribbon Blenders are commonly used for rapid blending of dry powders, granules, pellets and other solid forms. These machines also mix paste-like materials, wet granulations and solid-liquid suspensions. Batch components are blended within a U-shaped trough via a horizontal agitator consisting of inner and outer helical ribbons. The ribbons are precisely pitched to move materials in a well balanced axial and radial flow pattern. Tightly controlled clearances between the trough surfaces and agitator tips further ensure fast and thorough mixing.
Ross Ribbon Blenders are driven by an inverter-ready gearmotor. Compared to belt- and chain-driven designs, which suffer from losses in horsepower and efficiency through slippage, direct-drive Ribbon Blenders are more reliable, delivering better performance and require less maintenance, the company stated.