How to work with a mixing consultant
If a mixing problem has everyone in your plant confused or, worse yet, arguing about the problem's source and how to fix it, it may be time to hire a mixing consultant. An experienced consultant can talk with the people involved in your mixing operation, help them reach an understanding of the problem's source while eliminating false assumptions about it, and then recommend a practical solution. This article covers details about hiring and working successfully with a mixing consultant.
Mixing problems can take many forms: A process developed in your lab for a new product doesn't work. A product that used to be homogeneously mixed in just 45 minutes now requires an 85-minute mixing cycle. Or your product is sometimes too moist and discharges in lumps rather than in a free-flowing stream. Hiring a mixing consultant with experience in finding practical solutions to problems like these can be the fastest, most economical way to get your mixing process running smoothly.