Jun 2023
Choosing the Right Mixing Solution: PerMix Ribbon Mixer vs. Paddle Mixer

In the world of industrial mixing, two popular options stand out: the PerMix Ribbon Mixer and the PerMix Paddle Mixer. While both are highly efficient and versatile, they have distinct characteristics that make them suitable for different applications. In this blog post, we will explore the key differences between the PerMix Ribbon Mixer and the PerMix Paddle Mixer, with an emphasis on their quality, material handling capabilities, and mixing ratios.

The PerMix PTP Paddle Mixer

When it comes to quality, the PerMix Paddle Mixer takes the lead. It is known for its robust construction, precision engineering, and high-quality materials. The Paddle Mixer is built to withstand heavy-duty applications and provides superior durability compared to the Ribbon Mixer. Its construction ensures long-lasting performance, making it a reliable choice for industries that demand high-quality mixing equipment.

In terms of material handling capabilities, the Paddle Mixer shines when it comes to handling slurry materials. Its design and agitators are specifically tailored to handle viscous and slurry-like substances effectively. On the other hand, the Ribbon Mixer excels in blending powders and granules, achieving a fluid and homogeneous mixture. Its helical ribbon blades rotate at a specific angle, ensuring efficient blending of dry ingredients.

The PerMix PRB Ribbon Mixer

As the names suggest, the Ribbon Mixer is more focused on blending, while the Paddle Mixer is geared towards mixing. The Ribbon Mixer’s agitator design promotes gentle blending, making it ideal for applications that require delicate mixing without damaging the ingredients’ properties. In contrast, the Paddle Mixer’s aggressive mixing action allows for thorough dispersion, kneading, and deagglomeration, making it suitable for high mixture ratio processes.

Speaking of mixing ratios, the PerMix Paddle Mixer offers a maximum mixing ratio of 1:1,00,000, or the correct mixture in a single 1ppm sample. It is an aggressive mixer designed for precise and high mixture ratio processes. In comparison, the Ribbon Mixer, or blender, offers a maximum mixing ratio of 1:500,000, providing excellent blending capabilities for a wide range of ingredients.

In conclusion, the PerMix Ribbon Mixer and the PerMix Paddle Mixer have their own distinct advantages. The Paddle Mixer excels in quality, handling slurry materials, and achieving high mixture ratios. On the other hand, the Ribbon Mixer is well-suited for blending powders and granules and offers a wide mixing ratio range. By understanding the unique characteristics of each mixer, businesses can select the right solution that meets their specific mixing requirements and achieves optimal results in their industrial processes.

Read more about PerMix Mixers at Flowtherm here.
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