Gardner Plow Mixer

A high shear, high-speed plow type mixer

High speed, high shear

A Plow Mixer is a high shear, high-speed plow type mixer, with cylindrical short aspect ratio mixing chambers.

Typically used for powders, granules and pastes, these horizontal Gardner batch mixers utilize a high-shear plow agitator, which imparts a high-energy mixing action into the materials. This results in extremely short mixing time and efficiency.

Extra shear can be achieved by adding side cutters or intensifiers. Alternative trough shapes are available to suit specific application requirements. Capacities range from 1.5 to 1800 ft3 (50 to 50,000 liters).

GARDNER Plow Mixers are high energy mixers for the ultra-rapid mixing of powders and pastes.

Plow Mixers are best used where a process requires high levels of mix energy to achieve fast and efficient blends of materials. They can be customized and adapted to suit the varying demands of individual applications.

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
  • Ceramic powder mixing
  • High shear plow agitator
  • Short aspect ratio mixing trough
  • Large bomb-door discharge
  • Range from 1.5 to 1800 ft3 (50 to 50,000 liters)
  • Optional side intensifiers or choppers
  • Ideal for breaking up lumps and agglomerates
  • Rapid dispersal of minor ingredients

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