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Month: August 2021

50 Years in Business

PerMix Paddle Mixers & Plow Mixers: From R&D To Production, We Lead In Innovation, Performance, Quality, & Price

From Small Lab / R&D To Production, PerMix Paddle & Plow Mixers Answer The Needs Of Customers Globally

Since 1954 PerMix has been leading the industry with our mixing technology, performance, and quality. What sets us apart from others is that from Lab / R&D to Production we provide solutions that fit your needs, making scale-up easy. Not all Paddle & Plow Mixers are created equally and there is a science behind the mixing, and PerMix knows this. We incorporate the science into every Paddle & Plow Mixer we make, ensuring from 1 liter to 20,000 liters, performance is equal. Other manufacturers focus on large batch only, which is where the issue is as they do not perform the same as the Lab / R&D versions. This presents many complications, consuming time from conception to production creating SQF & HACCP issues as batch consistency is off.

The science is in the paddle & plow design. From the angle of the plow to the curvature of the plow, to the surface area of the paddle, how it hit and reacts to the product is not the same across brands. More importantly, there is also some mixing even done as the plow passes the product. To ensure accurate and like results from conception to production choose PerMix.

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PerMix industrial Mixers: How To Choose A Batch Mixer For Your Needs

Ever had a problem selecting a proper mixer? PerMix is here to help you how to approach this problem and what necessary questions one should ask to arrive at the proper choice of the mixer.

It is really important to know the material characteristics of the powder you are mixing. Is it sticky/lumpy or free-flowing? If it is lumpy then one can provide choppers to eliminate lump formation. With the free-flowing powder, not much problem is experienced.

The next step is to know whether the liquid is going to be part of the process or not? If it is then one needs to select the mixer in such a way that it has the proper amount of empty space above the material bed to promote efficient liquid addition.

Does your mixing process require additional processes such as shearing, cooling, reaction or heating? The shearing process can be required when one wants to eliminate the stickiness in the product and heating/cooling are required when the desired product is required is at lower/higher temperature vice-versa.

Does the installation sight have any space constraints? If the space is an issue in terms of footprint area then one can go for vertical mixers but for that the head room required is on the larger side. Similarly when the headroom is constraint one can go for the horizontal mixer.

Does your product have any requirement of specific standards? According to the requirements, different standards are available like CIP (Clean in place) and SIP (Sterilization in place). They are generally used for food-grade ingredient mixing and in the pharmaceutical industries.

We have tried to summarize a few of the points in this article. Do let us know if you have any specific questions related to the mixer in the comment section below.


PerMix Vacuum Mixers & Dryers Lead In Innovation, Performance, Quality, & Pricing

PerMix Vacuum Mixers & Dryers have been leading the industry in innovation, performance, quality, & price since 1954. Whether you are looking for a Lab/R&D vacuum mixer & dryer of 5 liters or a production model of 30,000 liters, our vacuum mixers & dryers are designed to meet your needs today, while keeping the demands of the future in mind. Our Hybrid Vacuum Mixers & Dryers even have interchangeable agitation, allowing users to change from plow mixer to paddle mixer, and even a ribbon mixer if needed.

Our cantilever-designed opening even allows for full access to the interior, allowing for ease of cleaning and maintaining without increasing footprint.

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PerMix Engineering Team Presents Choosing The Right Mixer: Batch Mixer or Continuous Mixer?

When it comes to mixing there are two major types of mixers, batch mixers and continuous mixers. A batch mixer is a stand-alone vessel in which all the ingredients are loaded and then agitated until homogeneously dispersed or mixed; the mixture is then taken out. Where as in a continuous mixer the machine is fed ingredients in correct proportions; the ingredients are mixed with intense agitation, and the mixture is discharged to the next piece of equipment.

Mixing is one of the most common processes. It’s a step in the production of most of the product we use in our day to day life. Mixing can be overdone for instance if cake batter is overmixed it creates a dense, weak cake. Similarly, when the powders of different densities and particle size are overmixed, the powders can unmix or segregate.

A continuous mixer agitates and moves the ingredients through the vessel, mixing them in one pass. In-order to properly mix all the ingredients in one pass, most of the continuous mixers mix small amounts of ingredients intensely. Due to it operating continuously, a continuous mixer can also mix larger quantities of ingredients as compared to a batch mixer

A batch mixer is used for relatively small operations. It operates in one of the two ways, by either using an agitator that’s fitted into the mixer vessel to rotate and mix the ingredients, or by rotating the vessel itself to mix the ingredients. Different types of batch mixers may include ribbon mixers, vertical orbiting scew mixers, pan mixers, kneaders, and tumbling mixers.

When it comes to choosing between a batch or a continuous mixer, we need to consider different factors in your mixing machine as well as the benefits of each type of mixer. Sometimes making the choice will be clear, sometimes not. For example, if you want to mix seven-eight ingredients to make 20 pounds of finished mixture every hour and then eventually change the color of the mixture, the batch mixture is a good choice. If you wish to mix two ingredients together to make several tons of mixture, a continuous mixer is best. However, if you wish to mix three-four ingredients to make three or four different mixtures in reasonably large quantities, you should try considering other factors before deciding whether a batch or continuous mixer is best


PerMix Custom Engineered Vacuum Paddle Mixers & Dryers For High-Temperature Mixing & Condensate Recovery

High Temperature Mixing & Drying With Vapor/Condensate Recovery Made Easy With PerMix Vacuum Paddle Mixers & Dryers

PerMix has been leading the industry with our innovation & performance since 1954 and our vacuum paddle mixers & dryers are a perfect example of this industry leadership.

This vacuum paddle mixer & dryer was designed to operate at high temperatures of 325•C under full vacuum to quickly mix powders, add in liquids, then dry the powders while recovering the vapor/condensate.

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