Safety Light Curtain Feature on Tumble Blenders

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-02-02-2018, Volume 42, Issue 2
Pages: 12

Ross, Charles & Son's Tumble Blenders now offer protective light curtains that provide automatic safety shutoff whenever an operator crosses a defined security boundary.

Ross, Charles & Son’s Tumble Blenders now offer protective light curtains that provide automatic safety shutoff whenever an operator crosses a defined security boundary to improve operator safety, according to the company.

The company also offers special customizations for multi-purpose intensifier/spray bars, abrasion-resistant valves, and automated recipe controls for advanced processing and improved workplace environment safety.
The tumble blenders provide gentle agitation and are used for dry applications such as powders and pellets. They are suitable blenders for batches requiring the dispersion of extremely small minor components and low shear intensity. The 1-, 5-, and 7.5- ft³ blenders are equipped with type four finger protection light curtains; V-cone vessel for internal pressure up to 5 psi (argon purge), and vacuum operation up to 29-in. Hg.; 50-psig heating/cooling jacket; explosion-proof brake motor; and NEMA 4 control panel with Type X purge system, appropriate for Class 1 Division 1 hazardous locations.

Standard models are rated for bulk densities up to 125 lb/ft3. The blenders shown are suited for 400 lb/ft3.

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