MUNSON® Ribbon, Paddle and Plow Blenders feature stationary U-shaped vessels with flat cover sections on top and a discharge valve on the bottom, and a single, horizontally-oriented shaft rotating on external bearings, with radial arms supporting ribbon, paddle or plow agitator elements, each of which offers distinct benefits across a diverse range of applications.
These blenders force agitators through stationary material, which accelerates the dispersion of individual particles into liquids. As a result, they can blend solids with solids, as well as solids with low or high percentages of liquids to produce smooth pastes or slurries.
From sanitary blenders for pharmaceutical and food products on a laboratory, pilot plant or production scale, to robust, super-duty machines for soil reclamation, building materials and oil sludge treatment, MUNSON custom-engineers each Ribbon, Paddle and Plow Blender to deliver maximum performance for your specific application.
Mixing capacity is approximately 70 to 80% of total vessel volume, providing: 1) ample space for material flow on the upswing side of the agitator, 2) complete agitator contact with batch materials and 3) proper distancing of an optional spray manifold for introducing liquid additions on the downswing side of the agitator, resulting in uniform solids/liquids distribution.
One-piece welded construction, together with heavy-gauge walls and fully reinforced end panels, make these vessels extremely rigid, allowing for exceptionally tight agitator-to-vessel wall tolerances. This, in turn, minimizes residual product in the trough following discharge, reducing material waste and cleaning time.
MUNSON blenders are available constructed of a variety of materials, including but not limited to carbon steel, #304/304L and #316/316L stainless steel, abrasion-resistant steel (AR-200/235), duplex stainless, Hastelloy, titanium and other exotics.
Interior finishes range from a standard clean mill finish to ultra-high sanitary finishes, including 2B, #4, and #7 mirror pharmaceutical finishes to sanitary USDA Dairy finishes with electroplating and chemical passivation. Interior weld polishes range from standard 80 grit clean welds to 240 grit radiused and polished welds.