This white paper presents some basic best practices for efficient processing in a Ribbon Blender. The ideas discussed here are recommendations based on practical and technical experience gained by Ross over several decades as a leading supplier of Ribbon Blenders to the process industries worldwide.
The objective of this paper is to provide a better understanding of the operating principles, important features and even the intrinsic limitations of Ribbon Blenders. While many proven applications are enumerated in the following chapters, these are not intended to be taken as process guarantees. Sufficient knowledge of the product being mixed (bulk density, shear sensitivity, flow characteristics, etc.) and detailed discussions with a trusted manufacturer – ideally accompanied by blender testing and simulation trials, when possible – must necessarily form the basis for confirming the best mixing strategy for your particular requirements.