These continuous processors feature an optional clamshell barrel design that opens quickly and easily to access the paddles and screws for cleaning, inspection, and/or adjustments to the configuration.
Opening automatically at the push of a button, the proprietary clamshell barrel design uses hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric power to raise the barrel and expose the interior, while also locking the barrel safely in place. The design eliminates the cranes, hoists, and other equipment needed to access the screws and paddles using traditional barrel designs along with their need for extra floor space as temporary barrel storage during cleaning and maintenance.
Developed for food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, and other processors, the clamshell design speeds the changeover process and promotes complete cleaning to virtually eliminate the potential for cross-contamination. The clamshell design is suitable for automatically mixing, compounding, reacting, crystallizing, encapsulating, preconditioning, and other processes that require multiple powdered, liquid, and viscous materials to be combined into a uniform, homogeneous product. The clamshell design is custom-engineered with the continuous processor for each installation to accommodate nearly any material including abrasives, corrosives, and materials requiring FDA, USDA, and/or 3A compliance.
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