Four Uses of Vertical Mixers

A mixer uniformly blends particles and materials of different sizes, bulk density, and moisture content to attain perfect mixing in which any sample taken from the resultant mixture should have exactly a similar composition. The size of the mixer depends on the production level, ration density, group size as well as the frequency of mixer usage.

Mixing of the materials takes place through rotating the mixer blades at very high speed and movement of the material or mixture from the mixer centre and back to the different walls. A blade that has been specially curved facilitates gentle mixing while avoiding the possibility of breakage. It also enables better mixing of the materials. Due to their versatility and compact size, vertical mixers are widely used in diverse industries like construction, feedstuffs, glass, ceramics, and bulk materials homogenising or coating.

Today’s construction industry increasingly requires short mixing times and consistent homogeneity for the production of precast/pre-stressed concrete and ready-mix concrete. This has led to the refinement of technologies used in concrete mixing. Today, vertical axis mixers are widely used for preparing precast and heavy-duty pre-stressed concrete.

A concrete mixer homogeneously combines different components cement like gravel, sand, and water in forming concrete. A standard concrete mixer from STB Engineering utilises a revolving drum for mixing the components. Because this variety of mixer cleans quite well between batches, it is highly popular for coloured concrete. It is also useful when you are employing smaller or multiple discharge points.