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Ross Expands Mixer Testing Capabilities

April 9, 2012

Technical director Ken Langhorn announced the addition of new mixing and blending equipment at the Ross Test & Development Center located at the company’s headquarters in Long Island, NY. The new additions include a 1-cu-ft ribbon/paddle blender and a 2-gal planetary dual disperser, both rated for vacuum operation, equipped with a jacketed vessel for heating/cooling, capable of variable speed and automated discharge. A 5-cu-ft tumble blender with mirror finish V-cone vessel and integrated controls is also now available for mixing trials.

The Ross Test & Development Center offers demonstration and testing services to help customers identify the best possible equipment for their particular application, generate data for scale-up or solve a mixing problem. The facility houses over 30 mixing, blending, and dispersion equipment of various sizes including high-shear mixers, ultra-high-shear mixers, powder injection systems, multi-shaft mixers, double-planetary mixers, planetary dispersers, vertical blenders, and a three-roll mill. Auxiliary equipment such as heaters, chillers, spray bars, vacuum pumps, condensers, discharge systems, diaphragm, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps are also available. The center has its own analytical laboratory equipped with a particle size analyzer, viscometers, moisture analyzers, microscopes, sieves, pycnometers, pH meters, grind gauges, and other instruments.

A wide range of non-hazardous applications can be safely handled at this testing facility. Utilizing the end user’s actual raw materials, the process-line simulations performed here are essential in confirming the most appropriate mixing strategy prior to making a purchase commitment. Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) are also done here for customers who choose this service for their new Ross mixers. Follow this link to take a virtual tour of the Ross Test & Development Center

Call 800-243-7677 to arrange a mixing trial and discuss your process requirements.

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