Ross recently rolled out Ross VersaMix Model VMC-150, a custom 150-gallon triple shaft mixer with elaborate automation and safety functions. Notable among the added features are six pneumatic clamps rated for 4000 lbs. each for remote locking of the mix vessel to the mixer cover designed for 29.5”Hg vacuum and 5psi internal pressure. The clamps likewise function as redundant limit switches, allowing for operation only when secured. The VMC-150 also includes automated valves for powder feed and CIP liquids, RTD multi-point temperature sensor, built-in vacuum pump assembly, load cell system and centralized HMI.
The three independently-driven agitators of Ross triple shaft mixers include a high speed saw-tooth dispersing blade for quick product wet out, a three-wing anchor for efficient transport of viscous product throughout the mixing zone, as well as a third shaft, frequently a high shear rotor/stator homogenizer for emulsification, according to Ross.
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