CONTINUOUS MIXERS

for Powders & Bulk Solids

FLEXOMIX

HIGH IMPACT MIXER

The Flexomix high impact mixer is a unique continuous vertical mixer and agglomerator, designed to achieve a highly homogeneous mixture of powders and liquids. With its vertical cylindrical chamber and vertical rotating shaft, it is unlike any other continuous mixer. Its high rotation speed and turbulent mixing keep the mixing chamber clean; it offers accurate dosing of both liquid and solid components and is suitable for even the stickiest of media.

Working principle

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The Flexomix high impact mixer uses strictly controlled mixing conditions to achieve optimal product properties and maximum efficiency. Multiple pitch-adjustable knives are attached to the vertical rotating shaft, which rotates at high speed to create a highly turbulent air flow inside the vertical chamber.

Powders and liquids can be fed into the unit through the top inlet(s), with agitation causing a spiral flow and high collision rates in the suspension. Liquids of varying viscosities and steam can be added using atomizing nozzles mounted to the upper part of the chamber just above the upper mixing blades.

This combination makes the Flexomix high impact mixer ideal for mixing powders with powders, liquids with powders, ands well as wet agglomeration for forming porous granules.

  • Key features
    • Very high mixing accuracy (excellent homogenized product)
    • Compact design with capacities from 50 kg/hr to 40 t/hr
    • Short residence time / Instantaneous mixing (< 1 second)
    • Self cleaning (flexible) mixing chamber
    • Addition of different liquids simultaneously (high liquid loads possible)
    • Flexible test setup in test facilities
    • Broad experience with various types of products
    • Continuous process, with low maintenance requirements
  • Applications

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

    • Modification of starch
    • Agglomeration of veterinary antibiotics
    • Agglomeration pesticide formulae
    • Agglomeration of fine powders for compaction
    • Hydration of phosphates
    • Production of detergent powders
    • Finishing of filter cakes
    • Instantizing of drinking chocolate
    • Addition of cross-linking agents to Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP)
    • Humidifying products (e.g. pesticides) before extrusion
  • Models

    The Flexomix high impact mixer is available in several models. Their typical characteristics are described below. Please note that these values are indicative only. Detailed information is available on request.

    Model[-] FXD-
    100
    FXD-
    160
    FXD-
    220
    FXD-
    250
    FXD-
    335
    FXD-
    400
    Length [mm] 520 702 976 976 1270 1270
    Width [mm] 650 620 880 880 1100 1100
    Height incl. motor [mm] 1265 1500 1967 1967 2270 2910
    Capacity (bulk
    density 0.5 kg/l)
    [kg/h] 100 -
    400
    250 -
    1000
    800 -
    2500
    2000 -
    4000
    3000 -
    10,000
    8000 -
    40,000
    Typical motor power [kW] 3 7.5 7.5 - 10 11 - 15 22 - 45 37 - 75


    With help from our design and engineering team, we can help you integrate the Flexomix into an existing installation or as part of a new powder processing solution. Our expert services include bespoke fabrication of all the necessary equipment, ancillaries and process controls to meet your specific process requirements.

  • 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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