Horizontal Batch Mixers
Available from B&P Littleford
Horizontal Batch Mixers (also known as Kneader-mixers) have two mixing blades that rotate towards each other at differential speeds inside a ?-shaped trough. Each blade moves the material in opposite direction thereby providing excellent cross mixing of all raw materials. The blades pass the trough walls and each other at close clearances resulting in good mixing. The close clearance produces a shearing action that is beneficial to the size reduction of solids. Selection of appropriate blade shape and mixing speeds and time results in excellent mixing. On completion of the mix cycle, the trough of the mixer is tilted and the product is discharged. The mixer is also available with a bottom opening design for discharge, or with a screw discharge assist device.