CONTINUOUS MIXERS

for Powders & Bulk Solids

EXTRUDOMIX

MIXER / EXTRUDER

The Extrudomix mixer/extruder is an efficient combination of high shear mixer and low to medium pressure extruder that kneads, mixes and extrudes in one continuous process; as a standalone unit or in combination with other process equipment.

It is ideal for mixing solids and liquids into very viscous and homogeneous pastes as well as plastic masses.

WORKING PRINCIPLE

The Extrudomix mixer/extruder has a single horizontal shaft with blade segments arranged in a spiral pattern that move the material through the chamber. Material is fed into the housing at one end and forced forward by the rotating blade segments until it comes in contact with the stationary anvil. Stationary anvils attached to the housing and inserted between the rotating blade segments prevent the material from rotating with the shaft.

The resulting effect is continuous kneading and mixing, followed by extrusion through a variety of die which are available in different shapes and sizes. The Extrudomix mixer/extruder has better particle dispersion in comparison to higher pressure systems. It is also less expensive to buy and less expensive to operate.

  • Key features
    • Continuous, intensive mixing of viscous materials
    • Compact design
    • Mixing, kneading and extrusion in one unit
    • Homogeneous mixing of very viscous pastes and plastic masses
    • A variety of extrusion plates with different shapes and sizes (diameters up to 5 - 6 mm)
    • Heating / cooling jackets and hollow shafts available on request
    • Additional shear capabilities
    • Batch mixing alternative available on request
  • Applications

    The Extrudomix mixer/extruder is suitable for a wide range of process applications, including:

    • Mixing base powders with liquids to form uniform pastes
    • Mixing wet material with powders or liquids
    • Homogenizing filter cakes
    • Homogenizing powders with liquids into a plastic mass followed by extrusion
    • Pre-feeding of caked masses
  • Models

    The Extrudomix mixer/extruder is available in several models. Their typical characteristics are described below. Please note that these values are indicative only, depending on material and die plates. Detailed information is available on request.

    Model[-]EM-6EM-10EM-12EM-15EM-20
    Process area diameter [mm] 152 254 305 381 610
    Approx. capacity [kg/h] 340 680 1140 1820 4550
    Typical motor power [kW] 7.5 15 55 75 95

     

    Options:

    • A shaft seal can provide for operation under pressure or vacuum
    • Jacketed housings or hollow shafts for cooling or heating
    • Integrated containment systems for low OEL product
    • Available in a wide variety of arrangements and sizes ranging from 50-600mm diameter rotors.
  • Ancillaries

    Our expert design and engineering team would happily help you specify the right ancillary equipment to compliment the Extrudomix mixer/extruder. These ancillaries may include:

    • Powder feeders
    • Liquid dosing equipment
    • Drying systems
    • Heating / cooling skids
    • Equipment / system controls

CONTINUOUS MIXING SYSTEMS

Hosokawa Micron has been developing innovative solids processing systems for more than a century. As a result, we can draw on an unparalleled amount of know-how when designing new powder mixing systems. In a powder mixing system, the equipment, process steps and interacting parameters must all work together as an integral solution in order to ensure the optimal functionality, quality and efficiency of your total system. That's why we carefully select, configure and integrate all the components and processes when designing a powder mixing system.

TESTING & PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Hosokawa Micron powder processing Test Centre in Doetinchem (Netherlands)

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

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SUSTAINABLE PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Hosokawa Micron B.V. is certified according to ISO 14001. Our certification covers all environmental themes of ISO 14001: air, soil, energy, waste, water, noise and hazardous substances. In addition, Hosawa Micron was awarded an EcoVadis Silver Medal for its sustainability achievements. EcoVadis determined that the company was among the top 15% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the special machinery industry.

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