CHARLES ROSS & SON CO.: Multi-Agitator Mixing System
In a VersaMix, two or three independently driven agitators work in tandem to ensure high-speed fine dispersion, efficient turnover and uniform heating/cooling.
The Ross VersaMix is a multi-shaft mixer reportedly designed for viscous applications requiring a high level of accuracy and batch-to-batch consistency. In a VersaMix, two or three independently driven agitators work in tandem to ensure high-speed fine dispersion, efficient turnover and uniform heating/cooling.
Shown is a Ross VersaMix Model VMC-200 with a maximum working capacity of 200 gal. An air/oil lift raises and lowers the agitators into the vacuum-rated vessel. All product contact surfaces are stainless steel type 316L polished 180-grit finish. The ASME 60-psi jacket on the vessel is insulated with 2-in.-thick mineral wool and sheathed with water-tight stainless steel cladding.
Equipped with a 10-hp anchor agitator, 20-hp disperser and 25-hp rotor/stator, the VMC-200 reportedly delivers a robust combination of laminar bulk flow and shear intensity necessary for homogenization and deagglomeration in high-viscosity conditions up to several hundred thousand centipoise. The vacuum cover includes multiple charging ports, viewing windows, tank light and a thermoprobe. Finished product is discharged out of a 3-in. pneumatically-actuated diaphragm valve installed on the tank’s conical bottom.
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