Mixing up a batch: Batch mixer types and selection tips
The right batch mixer for your process is the one that helps you produce the best product at the least expense. This article explains how to find that mixer. Sections cover batch versus continuous mixing, batch mixer types and operation, other applications, and selection advice.
In mixing, your objective is to form a homogeneous final product from two or more dissimilar raw materials. But the chemical composition, density, particle size, color, and other characteristics of each raw material can vary. And to form an acceptable product, your mixing process may need to achieve other goals, such as redistributing the raw materials or reducing larger particles.