Purchasing Industrial Mixtures: What to look out for

The industrial revolution within recent decades has brought several technological advancements within the manufacturing, building and construction, and the general industrial sector.  This has also led to a boom in multiple manufacturing brands and service providers leading to a state where consumers find it difficult in choosing a brand and model to buy from.

Purchasing industrial mixers should not be a difficult task if the user knows what exactly there are looking for. It is always key to make sure to verify the product’s actual bulk density as accurately as possible. It is easier to identify batch sizes as they are always spelled out in weight, with mixer models identified in volume capacities. The desired batch volume defines the size of the mixer. Bulk density also determines horsepower and also informs whether it’s a standard or heavy-duty model. Most standard blenders can typically handle bulk densities of about 35 lb/cu ft. Heavier-duty Ribbon Blenders are available for denser products.

The 2015 Powder Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition highlight the pertinent checklist every user should look out for immediately they make their mind to purchase an industrial mixer.  One thing to note prior o purchase is to the flexibility of the mixer. As item prices could be very expensive, it is essential for users to purchase mixers which can handle a variety of materials. Like mixer for powders, it is important that the mixer can mix different powders and serve other purposes which are important to the industry such as impregnation – flavoring or coloring of food products, catalyst regeneration process with acid in specialty chemicals), and also perform powder or fiber granulation operations.

Lastly, customer support is another sector which users need to consider when deciding where to buy from. Some few manufacturers offer great customer support and in-situ testing which permits the user to witness first-hand professional operations before purchasing. This additionally helps to clarify any misconceptions of the mixer usage, maintenance questions, and spare parts supply. Some industries may offer a training course to aid users get the best out of their equipment.