A Model VMC-1000 with a working capacity of 1000 gallons.
A Model VMC-1000 with a working capacity of 1000 gallons.

Charles Ross says that it has introduced a new VersaMix multi-agitator system featuring a two-wing anchor, a gate agitator and a high speed disperser suitable for processing viscous pastes and slurries.

The company says that the VersaMix delivers low, intermediate and high shear rates. Each agitator is independently-driven, imparting a range of mixing intensities and flow patterns as the product changes rheologically throughout the batching cycle.

VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers are offered from 1-gallon laboratory models to 4,000-gallon production models. The low-speed anchor agitator can be supplied with helical flights for improved top-to-bottom mixing. Hinged Teflon scrapers arranged in a staggered pattern on the anchor can reportedly help improve material and heat transfer. Like the anchor, the gate agitator can also help promotebulk flow through horizontal cross bars that are designed to move material in the forward direction and vertical bars which induce backward flow. The high-speed shaft can include two or more adjustable disperser blade attachments to help rapid powder wet-out and accommodate varying batch sizes.

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.