In short, the AM 1500 conical mixer is an all-rounder for small and large batches and ideal mixing qualities. With a maximum batch volume of 1,500 litres, the gross volume is approx. 33 % larger than other mixers. Hundreds of mixing companies have confirmed on the basis of more than 1,000 recipes that this conical mixer mixes quickly and ideally and accurately, regardless of the powder consistency: different particle sizes, different bulk densities, finely dispersed, lumpy, moist, dry, wet, suspended, etc.
What is the explanation for this great flexibility/ variety of uses? We dedicate ourselves to this answer, taking into account frequently asked questions from our customers:
In your case, we would recommend the AM conical mixer. "Highest mixing quality at different filling levels" is the characteristic that justifies the existence of this conical mixer. Hardly any other mixer design can be used when the filling level is only 5 % or 10 %. Maximum flexibility is the essence of the amixon® conical mixer.
The size reduction of lumps and agglomerates is often an important accompanying process. Only when the goods are deagglomerated can they be ideally distributed. For this reason, high-speed rotating agitators (centre bottom) support the mixing work.
Such mixing tools have various names. For example, whirler, chopper, cutter head, cutting rotor, HighShearBlades, homogeniser or mixing accelerator.
It is interesting to note, however, that deagglomeration in the conical mixer is already effective at low filling levels. Good efficiency is always achieved when the swirler is covered by the powder. Cone mixers can meet this requirement particularly well.
Please have a look at the sketch above. Simplified, you see conical mixers of different sizes. The smallest is sketched in red, the largest in yellow. What they all have in common is the constant position of the swirler. So you can see that the minimum filling level remains the same, even if the conical mixer itself is chosen to be larger. This is the reason why we cannot give the minimum level in % of the maximum volume when an agitator is installed. The range of use of conical mixers increases with the size selected.
amixon® recommends: To define a minimum filling level of your future mixer, mixing tests should be scheduled at the amixon® test center. Based on the tests, 4 important questions can be answered:
Explanation: Other names for agitators are e.g. shear blade, cutting rotor, chopper, mixing accelerator, disagglomerator, chopper, cutting head, mixing turbine, hexler, ...
Yes, indeed. There are other valid reasons to choose an amixon® conical mixer.
Before making a purchase decision, we generally advise mixing trials in our test-centre. The particle size distribution and the appearance, flowability and colouring of the powders are strongly influenced by the agitator design and the operating mode.
In addition, mixing trials with a foreign mixing system are always accompanied by new impulses and perceptions. A visit to amixon® is sure to provide you with a great gain in knowledge.
Minimum filling levels can be defined for various mixer sizes: for gentle homogenisation and for deagglomerating powder preparation.