UTICA, NY — A new high temperature, variable-intensity continuous blender, Model HM-165-AR from Munson Machinery, mixes asphalt, paints, resins, adhesives and other abrasive, sticky or tacky compounds, slurries, emulsions and pastes that require high heat to maintain consistency.
The unit's horizontal, cylindrical vessel with a single agitator is supported by externally mounted flange block bearings. It can blend at rates to 2000 cu ft/h (57 cu m/h) without sacrificing retention time for homogeneous blending or coating. Injection ports are available for large additions of high- and low-viscosity liquids. Homogeneous blends can be achieved in 15 to 60 seconds residence time depending on material characteristics.
The blender and motor are mounted on a common support base. The standard blender drive is a multiple "V" belt and sheave arrangement. Agitator speeds can be varied to 3600 RPM depending on application. Optional
gear-reduced drives and/or HD gear-belt drives are available for reduced speed, high-torque requirements. All drives are furnished with totally enclosed guards.
The internal agitator is a large-diameter, solid shaft with 180°-adjustable paddles for varying degrees of blending intensity. The shaft design allows the units to be customized with a variety of paddles.
The blender can be fabricated of carbon steel, #304 and #316 stainless steel and abrasion-resistant steel, and the paddle faces can be hard-faced or titanium nitride coated for extreme wear conditions. The unit can also be equipped with outboard-mounted pillow block-style bearings and stuffing box-style air purge seals.
For carbon steel and abrasion-resistant steel construction, high temperature black paint is standard.