A cone blender is mainly used to combine powders or granules that require a uniform composition. Homogenous mixtures are produced in many plants, including ones that make pharmaceutical and food products. If you will be upgrading your blending equipment, determine if a double cone blender will be an asset to your company.
A Large Two-Sided Drum
A double cone blender has a tapered design. Both ends of this type of blender are narrow and the middle part of the vessel is wide. The shape of a cone blender aids with moving materials around at a consistent speed. A cone blender contains a stainless steel drum, an operational panel, and a frame.
Since dry materials can be messy to work with, a vacuum attachment is found on most cone blenders. This attachment will allow a machine operator to feed materials through a vacuum tube. As a result, powders or granules will not spill onto the outside of the blender or wind up on the floor that is underneath the machinery. When a homogenous mixture is being created, excess space should remain within a mixing vessel. The excess space will allow two or more materials to move freely while they are being combined.
In addition to creating dry, homogenous batches, a cone blender will support the blending of wet and dry materials or two or more liquids. Some cone blenders contain drying, heating, and cooling features. These features may be needed if a damp product is added to a blender's vessel and it needs to be completely dry and blended at a specific temperature.
Some cone blenders contain injectors. The injectors are used to dispense ingredients into the machine while the machine is in operation. For instance, if a heterogeneous mixture is being created, such as a batch of soup, an operator may discover that more water is needed. Instead of needing to stop the machine, a series of injectors can be used to dispense the amount of liquid that is needed.
If dry ingredients need to be mixed with a small amount of liquid, a blender's force agitator can be used to speed up the blending process. An overloading protection sensor will be activated if too many components are being added to a blender vessel. The overloading protection will prevent damage to a blender's motor. Upon completing a blending session, the inner vessel should be rinsed out and the stainless steel exterior should be wiped off.
For more info, contact an industrial equipment supplier in your area.