The motor and drive arrangement of an industrial ribbon blender vary depending on the application. Generally, the ribbon agitator is driven by a gearmotor or one-piece motor reducer. This type of drive is more efficient than a belt drive system, which relies on flexible belts or a set of pulleys to rotate the agitator.
However, this method of drive is not without drawbacks. It may limit the overall life of the motor by reducing horsepower and efficiency.
The main component of an industrial ribbon blender is the blending vessel. The blending vessel is U-shaped and has two or more ribbons that move in opposite directions.
The motor and ribbons work together to ensure uniform blending. The agitator’s patented design ensures uniform blending, while the spray and venting systems minimize dusting and protect the machine from damage from foreign materials.
The blending process takes only a few minutes, with the finished product discharging from the discharge trough.
The ribbons are placed into the blending trough, usually at least 40 percent of its volume. When the unit is running, the drive system rotates the ribbons, moving the solids in one direction and in the other direction.
The resulting mixture is homogeneous within 15-20 minutes. Then, the material is discharged from the bottom of the trough. The resulting powder is suitable for a variety of applications, from food preparation to packaging.
The ribbons are placed in the agitator. The outer ribbons mix the material, while the inner ones transfer the material from the ends to the center. This creates a radial movement and axial movement along the horizontal axis of the blender.
Achieving homogeneous blending in a short time is possible because of the high mixing efficiency. The ribbon mixer is capable of 95% efficiency in most applications.
The large, cylindrical blending vessel is a U-shaped structure with four legs. The top cover of an industrial ribbon blender is designed to accommodate the ribbons and is a safety feature. Its size makes it ideal for small and medium-sized commercial and industrial operations.
The standard model has an agitator that moves the material through a trough. A larger unit has an adjustable agitator that moves the materials in one direction while the smaller one is capable of blending in the other direction.
The industrial ribbon blender is a versatile piece of equipment that is extremely effective at blending bulk ingredients. Its U-shaped design incorporates two ribbons, which move synergistically to ensure uniform mixing.
The discharge door of a ribbon blender is equipped with two valves that eliminate dead zones and allow the cleaning process to proceed. Once the powdered materials are mixed, the mixer can be cleaned and reprocessed in a matter of minutes.
The industrial ribbon blender is designed with heavy-duty, stainless steel construction and a large capacity. The blending vessel contains a double-helical ribbon agitator. The outer blades agitate the material while the inner ribbons ensure a complete discharge.
A double-helical agitator has two shafts, which allow the rotor to rotate in both directions. The rotors must have a smooth, non-skid surface to prevent sticking and to prevent leaks.
The industrial ribbon blender is equipped with an operating panel, which provides an intuitive interface for users. The base is made from mild steel or SS304 for the GMP model, while the top cover is made from painted mild steel.
The Industrial Ribbon Blender is equipped with a digital timer and a limit switch. An inching push button and a select switch are included in the top cover of the mixer to allow the operator to control the amount of powder being blended by the mixer.
The ribbon blender is the most important component of the industrial mixer. It has a U-shaped body with a U-shaped blending vessel. It has two ribbons that blend the ingredients. The two ribbons blend together smoothly, ensuring uniform blending.
The discharge door is fitted with two valves that prevent entry of washing material. The top cover is firmly fitted to provide sufficient space for the cleaning process. The interior stainless-steel surfaces of the industrial ribbon blender must be polished to prevent rusting.