Gardner Plow Mixers
Gardner Plow Mixer for High Energy and High Shear Rapid Mixing
Gardner Plow Mixers are high energy mixers for the ultra-rapid mixing of powders and pastes.
- High-Speed Batch Mixer
- Range from 50L (1.75 cu. ft.) to 25,000L (880 cu. ft.)
- Optional Side Intensifiers or Choppers
- Ideal for Breaking Up Lumps and Agglomerates
- Rapid Dispersal of Minor Ingredients
Gardner Plow Mixers
Gardner Plow Mixers are high energy, high-shear and high-speed mixers for powders, granules and pastes.
These horizontal batch mixers utilize a high-shear plow agitator which imparts a high-energy mixing action into the materials, resulting in extremely short mixing time.
In addition, the high-shear action has the ability to break lumps and agglomerates and cut-in waxy and fatty solids.
Additional shear and impact energy is gained by fitting side intensifiers or choppers into the side of the mixing trough.
Typical features include:
- High Shear Plow Agitator
- Short Aspect Ratio Mixing Trough
- Optional Side Choppers
- Large bomb-door discharge
Gardner Plow Mixers can be customized and adapted to suit the varying demands of individual applications.
These typically include:
- Increased shear energy from side intensifier or chopper
- External jackets of the mixer trough for heating or cooling the mixer contents
- Pressure and vacuum capable vessels for drying, heating, cooling and sterilizing processes
- Liquid addition facilities, including pressure spraying, atomizing and gravity sparge pipes.
- Range of various materials of construction
Gardner Plow Mixers are best used where a process requires high levels of mix energy to achieve fast and efficient blends of materials.
Typical applications include:
- Extending and dispersion of pigments and dyes in carrier bulk powders
- Cutting of oils and solid fat into dry bakery mixes
- Liquid addition to powders, especially where agglomerates may form
- Granulation of powders
- Glycerin soap mixing