Ross Discharge System Increases Efficiency

April 2, 2015
Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-04-02-2015, Volume 39, Issue 4

Ross’ Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control is designed for use with Ross Planetary Mixers and Multi-Shaft Mixers.

 

Ross’ Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control is designed for use with Ross Planetary Mixers and Multi-Shaft Mixers. After the mixing cycle, the vessel can be brought to the discharge system to ensure an automatic and controlled transfer of the finished product into the filling line, reducing the risk of contamination.

A hydraulics system is used to lower the platen, which is fitted with an O-ring, into the mix vessel. As the O-ring slides along the vessel wall, the platen pushes down on the batch forcing the product out through one or more outlet valves on the vessel or on the platen. The system is equipped with a programmable logic controller-based control panel and a cylinder-mounted linear transmitter for precise indication of platen position. The product outlet valves automatically close when the platens reach the bottom of the vessel, and the vent valves open as the platen retracts to the up position. The act of pushing the products out by the platen leaves only a thin layer of material remaining in the vessel, minimizing manual cleaning time.
Ross, Charles & Son Company
 

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