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Products undergo shear when one section of the material is imparted with a different velocity through use of a rotating impeller or high speed rotor. The speed of the product while at the tip of the rotor is higher than the speed at the center, creating shear. Read More…

High Shear Mixers High shear mixers are high-speed machines that offer homogenization, emulsification, disintegration, particle size reduction and dispersion for many different solid and liquid materials. Because of high powered mixing blades, called shears, the mixing time is much shorter than other standard mixers.
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Scarborough, ME  |  207-883-4141

As a world leader in industrial mixer manufacturing, KADY International offers high-performance industrial mixing machinery including top and bottom entry batch mixers, high shear mixers and chemical mixers.

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KADY International $$$

Carol Stream, IL  |  630-283-8980

Frain Industries is the world’s largest provider of high quality processing machinery! We offer a wide variety of mixers based on the product and volume our customers require.

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Frain Industries, Inc. $$$

Hauppauge, NY  |  800-243-7677

Ross is a manufacturer of industrial mixing, blending and dispersion equipment since 1842. We offer sanitary, standard and custom equipment designed to meet the varied mixing requirements of our customers from virtually all the process industries.

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Charles Ross & Son Company $$$

Londonderry, NH  |  800-466-2369

Admix, Inc. manufactures stainless steel mixing technologies & assists with tough mixing issues for a variety of markets. Choose from products such as basic mixers, Rotomaxx™ high torque mixers, BenchMix™ programmable lab mixers and more.

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Admix, Inc. $$$

Butte, MT  |  406-497-5333

Resodyn™ Acoustic Mixers can mix virtually any combination of materials from bench to production. RAM’s patented technology platform uses sound energy to effectively and efficiently process powders, pastes, liquids, and combinations thereof with breakthrough speed, quality, and repeatability. Our products are made in the USA, operate in over 30 countries, and are becoming the processing technology of choice in industry after industry.

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Resodyn™ Acoustic Mixers Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  312-883-7432

PerMix has been manufacturing mixing and blending equipment since 1954 for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, food, and chemical industry. PerMix leads the industry in innovative, performance driven, Value Added Engineering mixing solutions of all types for all industries. With over 28 types of mixers, we lead the industry in mixing solutions when it comes to mixing powders, liquids, or pastes. The largest selection of mixers available of ANY brand in the industry.

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PerMix North America $$$

Carlstadt, NJ  |  800-909-6070

At ARDE Barinco, our goal is to help our clients mix, disperse, deagglomerate, grind and compound their high quality products in the shortest amount of time with the lowest operating and capital cost.

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ARDE Barinco, Inc. $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-835-6000

Eriez is a world authority in separation techniques. We design, manufacture, develop, and market material feeding (vibratory feeders), magnetic separation, metal detection, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for over 80 process and metal working industries. With locations in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, our headquarters is a 130,000 sq. ft facility in Pennsylvania, USA which houses sales, manufacturing, marketing, and engineering operations. Conveniently located next to the Erie International Airport, our headquarters plant ships our products around the world.

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Eriez $$$
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High Shear Mixtures are able to combine solids and liquids that usually are unable to mix, like powder and water or oil and water, and emulsify them, meaning the two immiscible materials mix. Like most mixers, high shear mixers are made from metal, specifically stainless steel if used with food products. High shear mixers differ in terms of the diameter of the rotor, its rotational speed, the power of the motor, the number of blades and other variables.

First available only in the rubber industry, high shear mixers are now used widely within the food, cosmetics, chemical, lube oil, pharmaceutical, adhesive and plastics industries. High shear mixers are used to bleach paper pulp, prepare granular products, create emulsions for sauces and dressings and manufacture toiletries, among others; creams, waxes, polishing agents, gelling agents, dyes and polymer emulsions are easily created with the use of a high shear mixer.

During the emulsion process, the high shear mixer is immersed in the two materials. The high speed rotation of the blades creates suction that draws the solid and liquid portions of the mix into the work head, where the blades are.

Centrifugal force drives the materials out the work head and through the blades, where they are finely milled and evenly dispersed. This process is done in circulation until all of the solid material has been sheared and mixed evenly with the liquid, which creates a substance with a totally new viscosity. Unlike other mixers, there is little or no turbulence or splashing at the top.

High shear mixers often have changeable work heads that offer different types of mixing. High shear mixers may be used in a variety of ways. For high shear batch mixers, materials are fed into a mixing tank; this kind of machine can successfully mix twice as much as inline mixers of the same power. They work with one batch at a time.

Inline high shear mixers have a rotor-stator arrangement that handles a continuous stream of components. In an ultra high shear inline mixer, the material is passed through multiple blade arrangements in order to subject the components to a higher shear. High shear granulators consist of a batch or inline high shear mixer and a fluid bed dryer. By combining the two pieces of equipment, particles can be granulated and dried.

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