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Sanitary V-cone blender can also accept liquids

| By Gerald Ondrey

Model VB-60-SSIS (photo) is a new sanitary V-cone blender with an internal spray line that blends dry and granular bulk materials uniformly, with or without liquid additions, in 15 to 30 min. Constructed of 304 stainless steel that is finished to sanitary standards, the 60-ft3 capacity chamber features smooth internal surfaces, allowing unobstructed material flow during blending and total evacuation through a gate valve upon discharge. The absence of residual material, together with interior access through two quick-release covers, allows rapid sanitizing and visual inspection of all material contact surfaces. The independently-powered spray line/intensifier bar positioned within the inclined cylinders can distribute liquids throughout the batch, or impart shear to break down soft agglomerates, achieving uniform blends at fill volumes from 50 to 100% of rated capacity with equal efficiency (depending on material). Driven by a 7.5-hp motor and mounted on a rigid steel frame, the cylinders rotate on pillow block bearings at 11 rpm with a swing radius of 56 in. — Munson Machinery Company, Inc., Utica, N.Y.