RIBBON BLENDER (RIBBON MIXER)
When it comes to the cost-effective large-scale Powder mixing process and the equipment which can mix the various different powder materials homogeneously, no any other machine can match the efficiency and potential of the U shape horizontal mixer machine popularly known as the Ribbon Blender or Ribbon Mixer machine.
In the world of food, chemical and pharmaceutical mixing process, Ribbon Mixer has established the great trust among the users because of its versatility and multi function ability of mixing the different solid powder, wet powder, slurry type material along with the addition of liquid and also applying the external heat treatment for drying or cooling along with the process of blending in certain special reactions like coating in the pharmaceutical bulk drug manufacturing.
The RIBBON mixer from ABSTER EQUIPMENT has established the stronghold in the Indian market as well as international markets because of its accuracy of mixing, high efficiency, great uniformity, high loading coefficient, along with the lower maintenance cost, low power consumption, low noise generation, no vibration, and noiseless and easy operation.
An Energy Efficient and fastest way of uniform mixing of for the Large Scale Production
RIBBON BLENDER- CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION & WORKING PRINCIPLES
What is RIBBON BLENDER AND HOW IT WORKS?
A ribbon blender is ideally identified as the U-shaped horizontal trough container which contains the spiral ribbon blades known as the double helical ribbons mounted on the horizontal agitator shaft which rotates within the periphery of the U shape drum of the machine.
Ribbon blender is also defined as the U SHAPE HORIZONTAL TYPE OF THE MIXER.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE DESIGN IN U SHAPE HORIZONTAL MIXER
Mainly there are three different types of agitator design in the U SHAPE HORIZONTAL MASS MIXER MACHINE, each having its own advantages based on the application.
SPIRAL RIBBON DESIGN
PADDLE TYPE DESIGN
HYBRID TYPE DESIGN
Large Scale Ribbon Blenders
SPIRAL RIBBON DESIGN
In the U shape drum, the horizontal agitator shaft is fixed in the perfect center of the trough and the ribbon arms or spokes are welded on the main agitator shaft. The ribbon arms and Ribbon blades both are a different component and are accurately designed and selected based on the type of the raw material which needs to be mixed. On the ribbon arms or spokes, the helically shaped ribbons or spiral shape blades are welded and fixed accurately with precision.
There are two sub types of SPIRAL RIBBON Design in the ribbon blender.
SINGLE HELICAL RIBBON BLENDER
In the SINGLE HELICAL RIBBON MIXER MACHINE, only one outer helical ribbon is fixed upon the horizontal shaft. The selection of SINGLE HELICAL RIBBON BLENDER is entirely dependent upon the types of the application and the nature of the customer’s raw material and final product. This type of design is used specifically where different raw materials need to be mixed with some other dry solids or liquid ingredients by gentle agitation and soft feedback of the agitator which can help to ensure the uniform coating & blending of minor ingredients in large-scale production.
High Capacity Ribbon Blender
DOUBLE HELICAL RIBBON BLENDER
Double helical ribbon structure or spiral shape ribbon blades in the Ribbon Blender machine are identified as the inner ribbons as well as outer ribbons. Both inner and outer ribbons are fixed upon the horizontal agitator shaft via the support of ribbon arms in a way that minimum clearance must be maintained between the outer surface of outer ribbon and the inner surface of U shape Trough of the body. To maintain the minimum clearance or gap between the ribbon blade and body is the most difficult and challenging part in the process of RIBBON BLENDER MANUFACTURING. In order to achieve the minimum gap between the ribbon blade and U shape trough, the team of ABSTER BLENDERS puts a great amount of perfection, accuracy, and precision. Our methods of engineering calculation and our experience of understanding the fundamental principles of Spiral Ribbon Blender design and fabrication engineering works always makes sure that each of ABSTER MAKE RIBBON BLENDER EQUIPMENT comes with the lowest gap with the accurate Spiral Ribbon Design.
In the manufacturing process of ABSTER BRAND RIBBON BLENDER, we give the highest attention to the double helical structure inside the U shape container of the machine because it is the most important component of the Mixing Equipment on which the efficiency and accuracy of the mixing are dependent upon.
THE FASTEST, ACCURATE AND HIGHEST QUALITY OF PRECISION IN MAKING THE DOUBLE HELICAL RIBBON AGITATOR WITH LOWEST CLEARANCE
Paddle Type U shape horizontal mixer is an important way of mixing the material which is fragile in nature. Likewise the principle of Double Helical Ribbon Agitator, Paddle are accurately mounted on the agitator which can generate the reverse-forward movement of the material inside the U shape shell of the equipment, and the resultant different fluid motion of the paddles which are mounted strategically helps to shape the movement of raw material inside the U shape chamber.
The selection of Paddle Design is entirely dependent upon the type the raw material and the size of the batch. Paddle design considered for the heavy-duty mixing process of the free-flowing type of powders and where heavyweight powders and wet type of material are to be mixed with different ingredients of the final product.
HYBRID TYPE DESIGN
In a certain special type of raw material the combination of Ribbon and Paddle design is also preferred. Such design is the innovative and cost-effective type of mixing methods where we need to achieve excellent quality of mixing in heavy large size batches and also to be preferred in the R & D labs.
The Team of ABSTER EQUIPMENT is the expert of creating a combination of agitator designs and which successfully delivered the great quality of mixing in the R & D labs where the testing of multiple type products is to be achieved at the small-scale pilot plant.
We also work for the successful implementation of Turn Key projects.
DRIVE SYSTEM OF RIBBON BLENDERS AND MASS MIXER
The main agitator shaft is rotated by the gear-motor drive system or belt pulley drive system.
The Belt pulley system is conventional and has been widely accepted because of its great efficiency to take the heavy load and while reducing the chance of any damage to the gear reducer box, coupling, or motor.
The direct gear-motor drive system also has its own advantage of saving the energy where continues type of mixing is involved.
SHAFT SEALING AND LEAKAGE PREVENTION IN RIBBON BLENDER MACHINE
The agitator shaft is extended on both the end of the U shape shell and it is bolted with the end plates on both the side. It’s very important to note that proper sealing at both the end plates must be done with the precision so as to prevent any leakages from either of the ends.
USE AND APPLICATION OF RIBBON BLENDER
- Batch and Continuous types of dry powder mixing
- Small Scale to the Large-scale blending of dry solids
- Mixing and Blending of Dry Powder with wet material
- Dry Mixing and Blending of Capsule formulations
- Uniform mixing and lubrication of dry granules at large scale batch
- Mixing along with External Heating, cooling, and drying of raw materials
- Coating of a minor portion of liquid materials over major dry solid powder particles.
- Mixing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Food powder, Spices, Seasoning, Flavors, Tea-Coffee Premix, Gluten Feed, Animal Feed, Starch Powder, Bakery Items, Protein-Vitamin Supplements, Specialty Chemicals, Agrochemicals, bulk drugs, cosmetics, fertilizer, organic manure, coir pith, detergent powders, plastic pellets, polymers, dye, concrete-cement, wall putty, ceramic, rice husk ash, fly ash, talcum powder, carbon black granules, Titanium dioxide, Zinc, Aluminum Phosphate, Yellow Phosphorous, oil, paint, colorants.
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