The vertical cone screw blender is one of the best suited blenders for shear, heat sensitve solid materials. The present article discuuses the design, construction and operation of the vertical cone screw blender. The advantages of the blender are detailed along with the disadvantages, applications.
Batch mixing and continuous mixing are the two modes of mixing operation. This article differentiates the batch and continuous mixing operations. The different types of batch mixers are listed. Batch mixing applications, advantages, disadvantages are discussed in detail
Since blending involves the flow of materials, blending mechanisms are affected by the properties that affect flow. This article discusses in detail the effect of flowability on blending and blender selection.
The blending of solids and blender selection depends upon the properties of materials being blended. This article identifies and defines the material properties that affect blending of solids. It is imperative to gather maximum information on these properties while selecting a suitable blender.
Diffusion, convection, and shear are the three mechanisms of blending solids. Blending equipment is designed to perform blending by one or more of these mechanisms. The solid blends formed have either ordered or random structures. Understanding these is important for equipment selection.