A 25HP Inline SLIM Mixer with built-in control panel mounted on a portable cart.
A 25HP Inline SLIM Mixer with built-in control panel mounted on a portable cart.

Charles Ross Co says that it has redesigned Its Inline Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Mixer to now include a work bench for better material handling.

The SLIM Technology works by pumping liquid from a tank while drawing powders and other minor components from a hopper. As the liquid stream enters the SLIM’s rotor/stator assembly, it encounters the powder injection under high shear conditions. The resulting mixture is pumped by the mixer back into the tank and recirculates until dispersion is complete. The work bench reportedly makes it easier for operators to handle bags and containers of raw materials during the mixing cycle.

This processing method is suitable for a range of powders which can be challenging to mix into liquid, whether in terms of quantity and/or cycle time. Materials such as gum powders, fumed silica, starch, talc, titanium dioxide, carbon black and bentonite clay are dispersed or dissolved in seconds or minutes, with no lumps to filter out. The Inline SLIM differs from other powder induction systems in that it does not require the use of a centrifugal pump, eductor or vacuum pump to create suction. This makes the SLIM less sensitive to changes in flow and viscosity. 

This story is reprinted from material from Charles Ross, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.