Food Engineering

Fluidized Bed Mixer

August 6, 2012
munson machinery fludiized bed mixer mf 5 ssMunson Machinery’s 5-cu.-ft. capacity, fluidized bed mixer model MF-5-SS gently mixes low- to medium-density materials (≤50 lbs./ft.3) ranging from powders to fragile flakes, with or without liquid additions, in applications requiring short cycle times and gentle product handling. The specialized machine has 2 counter-rotating shafts turning paddle agitators rapidly within 2 parallel U-shaped troughs. Flat, angular paddles with overlapping paths sweep material from the troughs toward the center and upward, causing it to become airborne in a fluidized zone above the longitudinal centerline of the mixing chamber, where discreet particles of batch ingredients readily intersperse, regardless of disparities in particle size, shape or bulk density.
 
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