Batch operated Hygienic Design
– High surface quality, Ra < 0.8 J3 µm
– All materials in contact with the product have FDA approval
– Easy to clean (no “dead zones” in the product area)
– Practically complete draining possible
– Electrical control system according to GAMP5 requirements
The ploughshare mixer for batch operation uses the mixing and fluid process introduced to mixing technology by Lodige. High-quality mixes are achieved through equipment with tools which are adapted perfectly to the respective task.
Ploughshare shovels arranged on a shaft in a special system rotate as mixing elements in a horizontally fitted, cylindrical drum. The size, number, positioning, geometrical shape and the peripheral speed of the mixing tools are adapted to each other such that they cause a three-dimensional movement of the components. The turbulence generated in the mix through this process results in quick and precise mixing. All material is constantly gripped by the mixing tools to prevent dead zones or zones with poor movement in the mixing chamber.
An application-specific design of the mixing tools and adaptation of the mixing shaft speed permit highly flexible applications of the Lodige ploughshare mixer, be it for treatment of bulk goods (powdered, grainy, fibrous) or for treatment of substances capable of being pumped.
Even components with extremely different bulk densities and structures can be mixed.
Special tasks may require additional support for the mixing effect of the mixing unit. This support is provided by separately driven, high-speed choppers, which break up agglomerated material and permit systematic granulation during the process in conjunction with the mixing tools.