Tumble Blenders Include Improved Safety Features

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-09-02-2016, Volume 40, Issue 9

Tumble Blenders from Ross, Charles & Son now come standard with motors equipped with a electro-magnetic brake.

Tumble Blenders from Ross, Charles & Son now come standard with motors equipped with a electro-magnetic brake. This added safety feature allows the tumbling V-cone or double cone vessel to safely decelerate to a complete stop at the proper upright position. The Tumble Blenders are designed for mixing products with bulk densities up to 150 lbs/cu ft. To supplement the low-impact mixing action, a high-speed intensifier bar is supplied for breaking up lumps and agglomerates. The intensifier bar includes multiple spray nozzles for introducing minor liquid ingredients to the batch. 

The tumbling vessel is driven by a 30 HP brake motor while the intensifier bar/chopper is driven by a 15 HP motor. A safety gate around the blender prevents operation of the tumbling vessel when the gate is open. The finished product is discharged through a 10 in dust-tight butterfly valve.

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