Processing Magazine

Vertical blender offers gentle blending action

August 29, 2006

The Ross Vertical Blender is ideal for the blending of easily degradable solids. The mixing screw rotates around the periphery of the cone, and simultaneously lifts materials from the bottom to the top of the blender. This dual blending action results in short cycle times, usually less than half of conventional horizontal designs. Vertical Blenders are ideal for use in blending high-density powders, as less power is required than when using horizontal blenders. The unit also discharges fully and is easily cleaned. When floor-space is at a premium, or when multi floor operations are being considered, the Vertical design is an n excellent choice. Designs are available from 1 through over 500 cubic feet. A variety of options are available including choppers for size reduction, spray nozzles for minor liquid addition, cleanout doors, numerous materials of construction, sanitary designs, etc.