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This multi-shaft mixer handles viscous formulations

| By Gerald Ondrey

Capable of processing viscous solutions, dispersions, suspensions and emulsions with viscosities in the hundreds of thousands of centipoise, this company’s line of VersaMix multi-shaft mixers is built for longevity, speed and efficiency. The VMC-100 (photo), is designed for vacuum operation up to 29.5 in. Hg and supplied with interchangeable 100-gal mix cans, each fabricated with a 50-psig ASME-code stamped jacket for heating or cooling via glycol. The custom electro-hydraulic system is engineered to fully raise the motor drive in 15 seconds. The VMC-100 features three independently driven agitators. A three-wing anchor agitator equipped with optional hinged sidewall and bottom Teflon scrapers improves heat transfer across the jacketed vessel. The high-shear mixer is capable of introducing powders sub-surface while the batch is low in viscosity. — Charles Ross & Son Company, Hauppauge, N.Y.