Paddle mixers are used in a variety of commercial applications. They simplify the mixing processes and provide an economical means of processing the end products more quickly and efficiently. Paddle mixers offer advantages for use with certain materials and processes and can be a superior choice when an agglomeration action is required.
Typical Uses for the Industrial Paddle Mixer
Cities/municipalities use paddle mixers for processing sludge for their composing facilities. They are also used for mixing fly ash, FGD scrubber sludge and lime for SO2 neutralization processes. Feed processing operations use paddle mixers in processing of both dry and moist feed products prior to packaging. They are also useful in the conditioning of fly ash, foundry dust, lead fume, copper reverts, zinc oxide, cement or lime kiln dust.
Paddle mixers are used in the agglomeration of flue dust which is taken from the dust collectors, carbon powders, granulation of chemicals used in agriculture, chemical consumer products and fertilizers. These are the dry material uses. In addition, they are fit for use with liquid materials.
Speed Adjustment for Various Results
When the paddle mixer is set at a higher speed, the lighter products tend to collect in the center with the heavier ones being thrown to the sides. Slower speeds result in a more uniform combination, whichever is desired.
Paddle mixers come in a variety of different paddle sizes. The best type depends upon the application in which they will be used. Wider blades are more suitable for a kneading action which is used in making pastes and for the even distribution of pigments and other ingredients.
Benefits of Paddle Mixers
Paddle mixers provide for a thorough mixing of ingredients while maintaining a gentle action for end products which contain components that are intended to remain intact. The paddle size and speeds of operation can be adjusted to meet the requirements for the product which is being mixed. Phase changing capabilities make paddle mixers ideal for the mixing of dry ingredients and adding liquids to form pastes or other types of end products. The rotation of the paddles makes this type of mixer ideal for mixing liquids. They come in a variety of sizes and capacities which are designed for several different types of applications and production volumes.
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