Munson paddle blender with choppers intensifies shear

Utica, NY-based Munson Machinery Corp.’s new Model HD-510-MS paddle blender has four highspeed choppers for added shear to break lumps and/or disperse dry bulk solids, pastes, slurries and emulsions containing agglomerates during blending.

It handles free- and non-free-flowing materials that are dry, moist, oily or paste-like in batches up to 200 cu ft (5.7 m3).

A high-strength agitator with paddle blades configured for the application pushes material into the path of the choppers. The combined actions rapidly break down lumpy, agglomerated or otherwise difficult-to-blend materials into discreet particles which are distributed uniformly throughout the batch.

Built for demanding applications, the HD heavy-duty series machine features a heavy-gauge, carbon steel U-shaped vessel of extreme rigidity, allowing tolerances of 1/16 to 1/8 in. (1.6 to 3.2 mm) between the outer paddle edges and the trough wall, minimizing the amount of material remaining in the vessel following discharge of blended batches.

The paddles project radially from the main shaft, which is flange-mounted for ease of maintenance and powered by a 75- hp (56-kW) motor with foot-mounted gear reducer to a chain and sprocket drive. Each high-speed tulip-style chopper features air purge seals for long life and is driven by a 7.5-p (5.6-kW) motor.

All Munson horizontal blenders are equipped as standard with hinged and gasketed cover sections, and removable safety grating with safety interlocks.

Other mixing and blending machinery offered by the company includes variable intensity mixers, rotary batch mixers, vee-cone blenders, fluidized bed mixers and rotary continuous mixers. Size reduction equipment includes screen classifying cutters, pin mills, attrition mills, lump breakers, rotary knife cutters, hammer mills and shredders.

Munson Machinery Co., Inc.,

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