Benefits of Conical Screw Blenders

Benefits of Conical Screw Blenders

If you need to buy a new blender for your plant, then you have to decide which kind to use. While ribbon, paddle, plough, and planetary options work well in some scenarios, a conical screw blender has some useful advantages. What are they?

1. Versatile Blending

Some blending and mixing machines work well on some materials and not so well on others. For example, some machines aren’t a suitable solution for heat-sensitive materials – the machines create too much heat as they work which can affect the materials they mix. Some machines also give too rough a mix for sensitive materials or don’t have the power to effectively mix denser and multi-character blends.

Conical screw blenders are more versatile. These blenders have a gentle but thorough mixing power. They have a three-way mixing action involving their cones, screws, and arms.

So, they can mix heat-sensitive, delicate, and dense materials more effectively. You can use these machines to work on multiple product types and mixes without having to invest in multiple blenders to work on different products.

Plus, conical screw blenders can handle different mix volumes. Some blending and mixing machines only work effectively if you fill them to working capacity. This makes it harder to mix smaller batches. This isn’t a problem with cone machines. The cone can take small batches at a fraction of its full working capacity.

2. Space-Saving Footprint

If you don’t have much spare space in your plant, then new machines need to fit in with your existing layout. You might not find it easy to fit some blending and mixing machines on your production floor. For example, ribbon blenders have a rectangular footprint; you need enough space on the floor to take the shape of the machine.

If you’re tight on floor space, then a conical screw blender could be the answer. These machines have a vertical design. The main parts of the machine stack on to a smaller base. So, this kind of blender takes up less floor space.

3. Easier Maintenance

Some blenders and mixers take time to clean. For example, if you blend your mixes in a square or rectangular box tray, then you have to clean residues out of edges and corners. The more time you need to clean a machine, the longer you have to wait to use it again. This time adds up if you use the machine to mix different products and need to clean it out after every job.

Conical screw blenders are easier and faster to clean. The cone encourages materials to fall down its sides through to the exit hole. Even if you have some residue after a mix, it should be easier to clean off.

4. Cost-Effective Operation

To keep your production costs as low as possible, look for a blender with acceptable operating costs. If a machine is expensive to run, then you might not get the most costeffective solution.

For example, some blenders are power-hungry. They use a lot of energy during the blending process especially if you use them for smaller volumes or heavier loads. Plus, some machines don’t have the ability to fully discharge a load. You might have some wastage costs if a part of every mix stays in the machine.

Conical screw blenders use less power. Their triple-mix design enables them to work hard without using as much energy. Plus, the shape of the cone boosts discharge rates. The sides of the cone and the screw action encourage materials to move through the machine. Your wastage decreases.

To find out more about conical screw blenders and their advantages, contact the experts at Jaygo Incorporated. We can help you decide if this is the best mixing solution for your product lines. If it isn’t, we can help you choose a more suitable option from our other blending and mixing products.

Benefits of Refurbished Equipment

Cosmetic manufacturing requires high-quality Jaygo Blenders.

Benefits of Refurbished Equipment for Start-Up Cosmetic Companies

Starting your own cosmetics company comes with a lot of overhead costs, especially if you want to mix and blend cosmetics yourself. As you build your equipment base and start the manufacturing process, consider the use of refurbished equipment for the company. Refurbished equipment comes with many benefits and can help a start-up company carefully plan out the proper mixers and equipment to use within a cosmetics lab. Check out all of the benefits and how your business can get started on the right foot with these changes.

1. Cheaper Costs

One of the main benefits you will come across with refurbished lab equipment like mixers and blenders is the cheaper cost. A discounted lab mixer will help cut down on your start-up costs without the need to compromise on equipment. A new retail version of a mixer may not fit into your budget, but a refurbished version could perfectly meet your needs. With the cheaper costs, you can cut down on your start-up overhead and reach profits at a faster rate. The amount of equipment you can afford will increase as well. When you shop around for discounts, you may find savings through blenders and mixers that allow you to purchase extra equipment and increase your production output.

2. Full Inspections

When a company sells refurbished lab equipment, the equipment is not just taken from another lab and placed on the market. You have many advantages through the full inspection process. An inspection includes product tests and part replacements if something has gone wrong. The inspection also includes a full cleaning of the product. Through the inspection, you will essentially receive a brand-new product and will not run into any problems. This is one of the main differences between new and used products. Used products are simply used without any guarantee of performance or longevity. A company that sells refurbished products has their business reputation to live up to and will ensure the mixer is like-new and in the best condition possible.

3. Extended Warranties

Along with inspections and cleaning, many refurbished products will come with an extended warranty provided by the company who sells the product. As a start-up business, you do not want to have a machine break down and invest a lot of money into a new one right away. An extended warranty gives you a lot of extra protection and reassurance you will have a working product. The warranty may include free repairs, replacement parts, and consumer help from trained professionals. The duration of a warranty varies and depends on the type of equipment of the warranty that a company offers. You should read through the warranty agreement to understand everything that is covered and the duration.

4. Classic Equipment & Other Cosmetic Companies

As you do your research about other cosmetic companies and manufacturing, you may come across methods and ways they achieved some of their most popular products. Unfortunately, some of the equipment used to make classic products may not be on the market anymore. With refurbished equipment sales, you have the option to shop for older equipment that is not sold new anymore. The refurbished equipment could have the features and design you seek to create your custom cosmetics. In some cases, a company may rely on new parts and modern upgrades to keep older equipment running smoothly. Take extra time to find exactly what you’re looking for. With refurbished equipment, the stock is constantly changing and will provide you with a lot of choices as you prepare to launch your business. For more information on refurbished products, contact us at Jaygo, Inc. We have a wide variety of options available and can help you find refurbished products ideal for your business launch.

Ribbon Mixers

Ribbon Mixers

What Are Ribbon Mixers, and Why Do You Need One?

Ribbon mixers are the most common convective mixer. Popular food companies such as Pepsi and Kraft rely on this device for their production line. However, ribbon mixers are not restricted to the food industry. They can be adapted to mix any sticky, low density, and free-flowing powder or paste material. Below, we explain what ribbon mixers are and why you should consider getting one.

Primary Design

Typical ribbon mixers constitute a drive unit and a stationary shell with thin dual twisting ribbons mounted on a single shift. Everything is encased within a horizontal trough. These devices can be adapted for either batch or continuous mixing processes. Design variations change the number of spirals and the size of the trough. The two blades can move in different directions and speeds. The outer blade is placed near the chamber wall to prevent materials from sticking to the blade. The blades must clear the powder surface to function effectively, and this requirement limits a ribbon mixer’s upper capacity.

Types of Ribbon Mixers You Can Buy

Ribbon mixers can be grouped into three types:
  • Paddle only agitator
  • Double ribbon mixer
  • Paddle or ribbon agitator
Each has different uses and contains unique features and design variations.

Why You Need a Ribbon Mixer

Simple Design
As discussed above, ribbon mixers have relatively few components. Therefore, the machine’s shaft can be removed for cleaning. In addition, the device can be disabled with ease ensuring long-term maintenance. The design ensures that leftover residue can be removed effortlessly. Furthermore, the simple design ensures that the machine can be operated smoothly. Your staff will not have to go through a complicated training process to run the mixer.

Good Drive Unit
The motor on the drive unit does not need to be fast. It consumes moderate amounts of power because ribbon mixers are mild mixing machines. Additionally, the two ribbons often have a small surface area, which lowers resistance. The motor uses less power with little resistance.
The drive unit motor also features a simple design that can be detached into its constituent components. Moreover, the drive unit is located outside the trough, and this construction eliminates the possibility of oil contamination.

Thorough Mixing
Ribbon mixers allow efficient mixing of all compatible materials because of the blades’ unique advantage. They are designed to move in opposite directions and are slow-moving, allowing the ingredients to mix evenly.

Varied Application
These machines are versatile as they can be used in multiple industries to mix dry and wet ingredients. Ribbon mixers are used to mix grout, fine gravel, cake mixes, pet food, cereals, pharmaceutical chemicals, and salads. The mixers mix the material flawlessly, which makes the machine so attractive in various industries. However, you should avoid using extremely sticky substances with the devices as the blades become hard to clean.

Seal Construction
Most ribbon mixers have a seal structure that facilitates effortless alterations to the packing seal. This feature allows the machine to be adapted for multiple processes and industries. Therefore, you will have access to simple seal structures that can be modified and maintained as needed.
Ribbon mixers are popular in different industries primarily due to their utility. You should buy one because the machines have a simple and practical design to thoroughly mix various kinds of free-flowing materials. They also feature a good and serviceable drive train that does not contaminate your products with oil. The machine can be adapted for various use cases and offers you an efficient seal construction.
At Jaygo Incorporated, we manufacture, sell, and service all types of industrial mixers. Contact us today if you need a ribbon mixer.
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