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Publication Date: 01/2008
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Four practical ways to optimize your batch ribbon blender's efficiency

The batch ribbon blender's versatility for mixing solids -- and for combining mixing with heating, cooling, coating, and other processes -- makes it a real workhorse in bulk solids processing applications. Although this blender is well-known in the industry, many of us may not to be up to speed on how to improve the blender's mixing productivity. Here are four practical ways to ensure that your batch ribbon blender performs at peak efficiency in your application.

A batch ribbon blender can process dry powders, granules, and pellets in widely different applications. The unit can blend ingredients to produce animal feeds, fertilizers, glass batches, and food products. The blender can heat, cool, or dry materials, including metal powders, plastics, and others. It can also coat solid particles with small amounts of liquid to produce pigments, pharmaceuticals, chemical blends, and other products. The variety of particle size ranges, bulk densities, and other ingredient characteristics the ribbon blender can handle confirms the unit's standing as a versatile solids-mixing workhorse.

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