Available from Custom Powder Systems, the Containment Company
Dry powder blending is simplified with bin blending that reduces blend times and requires no between batch cleanup. Since products contact only the bin, the benefits of total product containment, immediate product changeover and zero blender cleaning are realized. Bin blending also eliminates airborne and cross-contamination, product segregation and spillage risks.
Filling spouts, both single and double are available as well as devices to reduce the product angle of repose allowing for the IBC to be filled more completely.
The first IBC blender was made in 1961 and proved to be one of the more popular items as the speed of blending dry powders was exceptional.
Offsetting the IBC in the blender frame between 20 and 30 degrees causes the powder to change direction of flow 6 times for every rotation improving both the blending time and consistency.
The obvious advantages of no blender clean up required between various recipes and the low idle time between batches provides increased production and pre-batched bins of product quickly loaded into the blender is a great benefit. Some of the CPS people were involved with the original design and improvements through the years.
CPS offers the original double pedestal blender, the single pedestal blender and the column blender as well as v-blenders and custom options.