A new miniature rotary batch mixer model MX-1-SS from Munson Machinery reportedly blends up to one cubic foot (28 ℓ) of dry bulk ingredients, with or without liquid additions, in ratios down to one part per million with total uniformity in two to three minutes, regardless of disparities in the bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients. It is equally efficient down to 5% (0.05 cu. ft. / 1.4 ℓ) of rated capacity, according to Munson, making it suitable for accurately determining outcomes when scaled up to larger rotary batch mixers.
The mixer is constructed primarily of stainless steel with brass components. Parts produced from other metals, such as the motor shaft, are shielded with stainless steel. It is also equipped with grounding lugs, and is powered by a gear-reduced TEXP (Totally Enclosed Explosion Proof) industrial electric motor, which has a NEMA 7/9 junction box.
Proprietary mixing flights within the rotating drum gently tumble, turn, cut and fold material, and evacuate blended batches through a stationary plug gate valve with no segregation or residual “heel” of material remaining. Unrestricted access to all interior surfaces allows rapid cleaning and inspection.
The company offers six miniature rotary batch mixer models in maximum batch capacities of 0.25 to 15 cu. ft. (7 to 425 ℓ) or two to 1200 pounds (1 to 544 kg).