To help ensure a long service life out of your capital investment and obtain high quality blends in every single batch, consider the following tips on ribbon blending. A well-designed, well-specified ribbon blender operating under normal conditions can easily last 20, 30 years and beyond; this bulletin presents some ribbon blending tips to ensure long service life and produce consistent high quality blends.
Some do’s and don’ts to consider
Do size your blender properly. The desired batch volume (not mass) determines the size of the ribbon blender but bulk density determines horsepower and if a standard or heavy-duty model is required.
Do not replace your existing ribbon blender’s motor with a larger one to handle a new higher-density formulation, at least not without consulting your blender manufacturer.