Processing Magazine

Explosion-Proof Multi-Shaft Mixer with PLC Controls

May 19, 2011

The VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixer shown is a 100-gallon VersaMix equipped with a three-wing anchor agitator, high speed disperser, rotor/stator mixer designed for sub-surface powder induction, feed ports with pneumatically-actuated ball valves, jacketed mix vessel, level sensor, vacuum/pressure transmitter, clean-in-place rotary spray nozzles, a magnetic iron trap on the discharge piping and a transfer pump assembly that can measure viscosity and density to verify that the batch is complete and within spec. The whole system is explosion-proof and includes PLC controls. Throughout the process industries, numerous companies standardize on the VersaMix for processing viscous formulations including emulsions, slurries, pastes and solutions that require ultra-fine dispersion and a high level of batch-to-batch consistency. It is easily customizable to adapt to sanitary or sensitive applications.