Lab-Sized Vee Cone Blender Discharges Fully, Sanitizes Quickly

Blender is suitable for laboratory testing, pilot plants, or low-volume blending of dry powders and granular materials.

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Munson Vee Cone Blender
The Model VB-1-S316 vee cone blender achieves uniform blends more gently, sanitizes more rapidly, and discharges more thoroughly using less energy than agitated blenders.Image courtesy of Munson Machinery Company, Inc.

This new 1-cu-ft vee cone blender achieves uniform blends of dry bulk solids in typically 15 to 30 minutes, with little or no product degradation.

Suitable for laboratory testing, pilot plants, or low-volume blending of dry powders and granular materials, the unit delivers equal homogeneity at fill volumes from 100% to 25% of rated capacity.

Smooth internal surfaces free of baffles, shafts, and bearings allow complete discharge through a 6-in. hand-wheel-operated butterfly valve, eliminating material waste. Access to internal surfaces through the discharge valve and twin doors at the ends of the inclined cylinders permits thorough sanitizing in minutes, preventing cross contamination.

Driven by a 1-hp washdown motor, the vee cone chamber rotates at up to 30 rpm, imparting a tumbling action that is more gentle and consumes less energy than ribbon blenders and other agitated machines in which blades, paddles, or plows are forced through stationary material. A safety-interlocked polycarbonate housing protects operators from the rotating vessel.

An optional intensifier bar can break up soft agglomerates, and be equipped with spray ports to distribute liquid additions throughout the batch.

The model VB-1-S316 blender is constructed of 316 stainless steel and is available finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and industrial standards.

Munson Machinery Company, Inc., Utica, NY 800-944-6644



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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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