Tumble Mixers Answer The Need To Mix Products In Volatile & Hazardous Areas. Spices, Powders, Grains, & More…
What is a tumble blender?
It is a blender equipped with a double-cone or V-shaped rotating vessel. Generally, tumble blenders operate at a speed of 5 to 25 rpm. Diffusion is the main mechanism for mixing: particles are distributed over a freshly exposed surface as the vessel rotates on a horizontal axis. In a V-shaped blender, the batch is continuously being split and recombined.
•What are the main advantages of the tumble blender design?
Tumble blenders are suitable for thorough blending of dense powders, fragile solids, and abrasive materials. They are also commonly used for making precise blends when trace components are present (<1%), or when ingredients are vastly dissimilar in size and density. The geometry of the vessel also allows for fast and complete discharge of the blended material.
•Can it be used for solid-liquid mixing?
Yes, the tumble blenders can be used for mixing low-viscosity slurry-type applications where both liquids and solids are added through the vessel cover.