Introduction of Ribbon Blender

The ribbon blender is a type of mixer that uses two or more rotating ribbons to mix materials in a tank. The ribbons are typically made of stainless steel or other durable material and are mounted on shafts that run the length of the tank. The ribbons rotate in opposite directions, creating a swirling motion that helps to mix the materials evenly.

Ribbon blenders are used in a variety of industries, including food processing, chemical processing, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. They are a versatile and efficient way to mix a wide range of materials, including liquids, solids, and slurries. SeFluid’s horizontal ribbon blender series is specialized for chemical, pharmaceuticals, food, construction industries and various industrial purpose.

How the Ribbon Blender Works

A ribbon blender is a type of industrial mixer used for blending dry powders, granules, and other solid materials. It consists of a cylindrical trough or container with a horizontal agitator, known as a ribbon, inside.

Here’s how a ribbon blender typically works:

  1. Loading: The materials to be blended are loaded into the trough of the blender through a hatch or port, either manually or using automated systems like conveyors.

  2. Mixing Chamber: The cylindrical trough provides the mixing chamber where the blending process occurs. It is usually made of stainless steel or another durable material to withstand the abrasive action of the blending process.

  3. Ribbon Agitator: The key component of the ribbon blender is the ribbon agitator. This consists of two helical ribbons (also known as spirals or paddles) mounted on a central shaft. The ribbons are arranged in a double-helix configuration, ensuring thorough mixing of materials.

  4. Blending Action: When the blender is turned on, the ribbon agitator rotates inside the trough. The outer ribbon pushes the material from the ends towards the center, while the inner ribbon pushes it from the center towards the ends. This dual action creates a fluidized mixing zone within the trough, ensuring all the materials are thoroughly blended.

  5. Entladung: Once the blending process is complete, the blended material can be discharged from the blender through a discharge port located at the bottom of the trough. This can be done manually or using automated discharge systems like slide gates or rotary valves.

  6. Cleaning: After each use, the ribbon blender needs to be cleaned to prevent cross-contamination between different batches of materials. Many ribbon blenders are designed for easy cleaning, with features like removable troughs and agitators, as well as access doors for thorough cleaning.

Overall, ribbon blenders are popular in industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and plastics, where consistent and homogeneous blending of dry materials is required. They are known for their simplicity, reliability, and efficiency in mixing various types of powders and granules.

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Spezifikation

Leistung: 3-45 kW
Kapazität: 100–5000 l/Charge
Geschwindigkeit: 13-50 rpm
Material: SS304, SS316

Advantages of Ribbon Blender

Ribbon blenders offer several advantages, which make them popular in various industries. Some of the key advantages include:

  • Effizientes Mischen: Ribbon blenders provide efficient and thorough mixing due to the continuous flow pattern created by the double helical ribbon agitator. This design ensures that materials are repeatedly passed through each other, leading to uniform blends in a relatively short amount of time.
  • Vielseitigkeit: They can handle a wide variety of materials, including dry powders, granules, pellets, fibers, and small particles with varying bulk densities, making them suitable for many industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, fertilizers, and plastics.
  • Gentle Mixing: The blending action is gentle enough to avoid degradation of fragile or heat-sensitive products, preserving their integrity during the mixing process.
  • Einfache Reinigung und Wartung: The simple U-shaped design allows for easy access for cleaning and maintenance. Many models can be provided with quick-release clamps or other features to simplify disassembly and sanitation.
  • Large Volume Capacity: Ribbon blenders can accommodate large batch sizes, ranging from small laboratory-scale units to industrial-sized blenders capable of handling thousands of liters.
  • Low Energy Consumption: Compared to some other types of mixers, ribbon blenders typically require less energy to operate due to the relatively low speed of the ribbon agitator and the absence of complex mechanical systems.
  • Batch Processing: These blenders are well-suited for batch processing, allowing for precise control over blend ratios and formulation changes between batches.
  • Kostengünstig: Their straightforward construction and operation make ribbon blenders a cost-effective solution for many blending applications.
  • Customizable Features: Various customization options like spray nozzles for liquid addition, vacuum ports for deaeration, jacketing for heating/cooling, and load cells for accurate batching can be incorporated to meet specific process requirements.

Overall, the ribbon blender offers a reliable and adaptable solution for numerous blending needs while maintaining product quality and production efficiency.

Applications of Ribbon Blender

Ribbon blenders find applications in various industries where the mixing of dry powders, granules, and other solid materials is required. Some common applications include:

  1. Lebensmittelverarbeitung: Ribbon blenders are widely used in the food industry for blending ingredients such as flour, sugar, spices, baking mixes, powdered drink mixes, and nutritional supplements. They are also used for mixing dry ingredients for cereals, snack foods, and bakery products.

  2. Arzneimittel: In the pharmaceutical industry, this type of blenders are utilized for blending powders and granules used in the production of tablets, capsules, and other pharmaceutical products. They are also employed for blending ingredients in the formulation of creams, ointments, and topical preparations.

  3. Chemikalien: This type of blenders are used in the chemical industry for mixing various types of dry chemicals, including fertilizers, detergents, pigments, dyes, and specialty chemicals. They are also used for blending powdered catalysts and additives.

  4. Plastics and Polymers: Ribbon blenders are employed in the plastics and polymer industry for blending plastic powders, resins, additives, and colorants. They are used in the production of plastic compounds, masterbatches, and polymer blends.

  5. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: The blenders are utilized in the production of cosmetics, toiletries, and personal care products for blending dry ingredients such as powders, pigments, fragrances, and exfoliants.

  6. Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements: This type of blenders is used in the production of nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, and vitamin powders for blending various ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, and botanical extracts.

  7. Ceramics and Refractories: In the ceramics and refractories industry, this type of blenders is employed for blending dry powders used in the production of ceramic tiles, refractory bricks, pottery, and advanced ceramic materials.

  8. Construction Materials: Ribbon blenders are used in the construction industry for blending dry powders and aggregates used in the production of concrete, mortar, plaster, and other construction materials.

  9. Animal Feed and Pet Food: Ribbon blenders are utilized in the production of animal feed and pet food for blending various ingredients such as grains, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

  10. Umweltsanierung: Ribbon blenders are used in environmental remediation applications for blending and mixing dry materials used in soil stabilization, waste treatment, and pollution control processes.

Overall, this type of blenders plays a critical role in various industries where the efficient blending of dry materials is essential for the production of high-quality products.

Features of SeFluid's Ribbon Blenders

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SeFluid is a leading manufacturer of ribbon blenders, offering a wide range of products designed to meet the needs of various industries. Our horizontal ribbon blender series is particularly popular due to its unique features and capabilities.

One of the standout features of our ribbon blenders is their ability to handle different types of inlets. The top cover of the barrel can be customized with manholes, cleaning doors, feeding holes, vents, and dust collecting holes, making it easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, the top cover can be fully opened for easy access.

Our ribbon blenders also feature an excellent discharging unit, which includes manual, pneumatic, and electric drive types of valves. Users have the option to choose from spherical valves, plum-blossom dislocation valves, butterfly valves, and rotary valves, depending on their specific requirements.

Another key advantage of our ribbon blenders is their versatility. They come with a wide range of accessory options, including steam or coil heating jackets, pressure jackets, medium circulation jackets, sampling valves, high speed choppers, temperature sensors, weighing systems, and dust removal systems. This allows users to customize their ribbon blenders according to their specific needs.

The driving unit of our ribbon blenders is also highly customizable. Users can choose from general motors, explosion-proof motors, variable frequency motors, R-series gear boxes, K-series gear boxes, F-series gear boxes, cycloidal reducers, planetary gear reducers, direct connections, pulley connections, and hydraulic coupler connections.

Finally, our ribbon blenders offer flexible material selection. They can be made from carbon steel, manganese steel, ss304, ss316L, or customized based on user’s need. Surface treatment options include sandblasting, wiredrawing, polishing, and mirror polishing. Different parts of the ribbon blender can take different surface treatments as well.

In conclusion, SeFluid’s ribbon blender series offers a range of unique features that make them ideal for use in various industries. Whether you’re looking for flexibility, customization, or ease of maintenance, our ribbon blenders have got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how they can benefit your business.

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