Horizontal Batch Mixer Features Adjustable Paddle Blades

April 27, 2009
Marion Mixers unveils its horizontal batch mixer with adjustable paddle blades

Marion Mixers Inc. introduced a custom-designed horizontal batch mixer with adjustable paddle blades. This mixer is designed for any powder bulk application. It mixes and disperses in one operation, which is said to enable a higher production volume by combining process functions for faster mixing. The mixer features a T304 stainless steel trough with internal product contact surfaces polished to #120 and internal fillet welds ground to a minimum #80-grit finish for easy clean-out. The paddle agitator consists of T304 stainless steel welded arms and welded paddles with a blade clearance set at .030 inches from the bottom centerline of the trough. According to the company, the mainshaft seal is an easy-clean, adjustable, split stuffing box seal with air-purge provision designed to prevent shaft run-out in the seal area, not to exceed .005 inches. The discharge port consists of an eight-inch-diameter butterfly, lever-actuated discharge valve. The powertrain consists of a 20 Hp TEFC, 3P, 60-Hz motor with Dodge shaft mounted reducer.