Processing Magazine

New production scale mixer uses non-invasive mixing technology

April 28, 2008
Resodyn Acoustic Mixers introduces the RAM 5 Mixer, a production scale mixer that offers processors improved product quality and increased production efficiency. The mixer is based on the company’s proprietary ResonantAcoustic® Mixing technology. This mixing technology uses low frequency, high-intensity acoustic energy to produce a consistent shear field throughout the mixing vessel causing rapid fluidization and dispersion of material. The RAM 5 mixes without impellers and is capable of mixing one pound (500 grams) to 80 pounds (35 kg) of material. Various combinations of gases, liquids, solids, powders, viscous liquids and pastes are thoroughly and consistently mixed with this innovative technology. The RAM 5 is the only non-invasive mixer capable of mixing over 10 kg of materials with viscosities beyond 100 million cP. Because the RAM 5 is a non-invasive mixer, mixing can be done in sealed vessels of varying sizes and design. The RAM 5 can accommodate disposable or end-use vessels such as 6 gallon steel drums. The RAM 5 generates a fluidized system with small vortices that homogenize materials much faster and with less heat generation than occurs in impeller systems, where heat and mixing are localized around the impeller.