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CYCLOMIX

HIGH SHEAR IMPACT MIXER

The Cyclomix high shear impact mixer is a revolutionary high speed, intensive paddle mixer and agglomerator, specially designed for mixing cohesive powders with liquids or melt binders. Thanks to its combination of high shear and high impact forces, it also easily processes pastes, slurries, and liquids with varying properties.

The Cyclomix high shear mixer offers a high level of homogeneity in the end product, as frequently required by the food, chemical, plastic, toner, mineral, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.

Working principle

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The Cyclomix high shear impact mixer consists of a conical mixing vessel, equipped with a central paddle rotor, rotating at a speed of up to 30 m/s. The speed of the rotor creates centrifugal forces that push the product against the vessel wall where the shape of the vessel causes an upward movement. The cover directs the product towards the centre of the mixer and at the top, an impact blade efficiently disperses cohesive powders and liquids.

In the Cyclomix, a high degree of liquid dispersion and homogeneity of the agglomerate size can be achieved with ultra-short processing times. It creates a high shear field along the wall, resulting in a rapid build-up of agglomerates, and the impact blade controls the maximum agglomerate size.

This intensive mixing process close to the wall allows effective heat transfer between the heat-controlled jacketed wall and the product. This allows optimal temperature control of the product and very accurate agglomeration with melt binders as well as rapid drying of wet agglomerates.

The Cyclomix is a multi-purpose, high-shear impact mixer that is suitable for a variety of applications. It combines different processes in one single machine and is the ideal choice for intensive thermal processing of high energy input; high degree of dispersion and homogeneity and ultra-short cycle times.

  • Key features
    • High intensity mixing and agglomeration of cohesive powders
    • Excellent temperature control
    • Multiprocessing, like coating, heating, rounding, and bonding possible
    • Seals above product zone
    • Available in sizes ranging from 100 ml to 2000 litres
  • Applications

    The Cyclomix high shear impact mixer is suitable for a wide range of process applications, including:

    • Intensive mixing of cohesive powders, slurries, and liquids
    • Agglomeration by temperature or moisture addition
    • Coating of powders with powders or liquids
    • Dispersion of pigments
    • Metallic bonding processing of powder paints
    • (Vacuum) drying at low temperature with liquid recovery
    • Low-speed mixing of cohesive powders, slurries, and liquids
    • Densification of powders
    • Spheronisation of particles
    • Grinding & de-agglomeration
    • Heating and cooling
    • Chemical reactions
  • Models

    The Cyclomix high shear impact mixer/agglomerator is available in a wide range of sizes, starting at 100 ml (Mini Cyclomix) up to 2000 liters product volume. A few standard industrial sizes with their typical characteristics are specified below. Please note that these values are indicative only. Detailed information on these and other sizes and configurations is available on request.

    Volume[l]5155015050010002000
    Vessel diameter [mm] 300 530 650 950 1400 1840 2250
    Outlet diameter [mm] 80 100 150 200 300 350 400
    Height incl. motor [mm] 280 670 713 823 1178 2657 3125
    Typical motor power [kW] 0.75 - 5.5 1.5 - 15 4 - 30 11 - 75 30 - 110 45 - 160 65 - 240
  • Ancillaries

    Our expert design and engineering team would happily help you specify the right ancillary equipment to compliment the Cyclomix high shear impact mixer. These ancillaries may include:

    • Suitable for vacuum applications by means of special seal design and addition of a vacuum filter
    • Jacketed vessel and cover for heating or cooling
    • Lubricated or dry-running mechanical seal
    • Liquid injection
    • Sampler
    • Isem ball segment outlet valve
    • Heating and/or cooling skids
    • Torque measurement
    • Lifting device for easy cleaning (special trolleys for the vessel and the rotor are optional)
  • Systems

    Hosokawa Micron has been developing innovative processing equipment and systems for a wide variety of products and markets 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.

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