Lancaster Products offers a unique and valuable High Shear Mixer Rental Program for materials processors who are considering the purchase of a high shear mixer to satisfy their production needs.  Rental mixers allow customers to try out the Lancaster Mixer in their own facility to determine if it is the right equipment for the customer needs before making an investment to purchase.  Rental mixers allow for an extended testing period and play a critical role in defining required specifications and fine tuning the process to improve performance for outcomes such as increased yields, reduced mix times, reduction in additives, and overall increases in efficiencies.  Moreover, rental mixers are an excellent, cost effective way to compare results of existing equipment lines against a Lancaster Mixer to determine performance improvements and calculating Return on Investment with real world data.

lancaster-products-high-shear-mixer-rentalsHow does short term rental equipment solve the need for long-term continual processing applications?  The methodology behind the science of materials processing closely follows the scientific method: start with a hypothesis–>test it–>observe and record–>modify–>test–>repeat until the final result is reached.  As a result, the majority of new projects presented to the Engineers at Lancaster Products must be proven in physical testing before they are ready for mass production, which means our involvement goes beyond taking the order for a mixer and manufacturing it to meet the mechanical specifications.  Most projects start with small batch testing in a K1 Mixer at the Lancaster Products testing facility.  This is where theories are proven and formulations are developed.  But, scaling up from small batch processing to large production runs doesn’t necessarily follow a linear scale so additional testing in a production sized mixer is recommended.

To ensure optimal performance we recommend to ramp up testing on a production sized mixer (K4 or larger)  to simulate a in the field production environment.   While Lancaster Products can test at its facility it is even better if these test runs are performed on-site over a period of time so other factors related to the equipment itself such as footprint, size, location, electric and air, etc. can be evaluated as well.  It is during these test runs that unanticipated issues are often flushed out, thus helping in both the proof of concept of the process itself as well as any equipment modifications that may be required to fit the needs of the application.

Lancaster Products offers a variety of equipment rental possibilities.  We have a fleet of mixers in a variety of sizes from K1 (.9 cubic ft. pan) to K5 (40 cubic ft. pan) that is ready for use by any company looking to run sample processing on-site in their own facility.  While we offer rental terms of various durations, most tend to be short term.

Contact us to learn more about rental options

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Press Release: Bradley Pulverizer Acquired By Lancaster Products Owner

For Immediate Release Contact:
Curt Snyder 717-273-2111
[email protected]

BRADLEY PULVERIZER ACQUIRED BY LANCASTER PRODUCTS OWNER

Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 17th, 2020 – Bradley Pulverizer is pleased to announce new ownership. Lancaster Products & Kercher Enterprises’ owner Curt Snyder acquired the assets of Bradley Pulverizer through an affiliate effective on January 14th, 2020. Bradley Pulverizer specializes in the design, manufacture, and supply of pulverizing systems for fine and semi-fine grinding of hard, friable, abrasive materials for various applications throughout the world.

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The Effect of Rotor Styles on High Shear Mixing

In addition to the rotating pan, all high shear mixers manufactured by Lancaster Products larger than a K3.5 have two independently motor driven mixing tools inside the pan which are responsible for proper mixing, pelletizing, and granulating of materials: the plow and the high speed rotor.  The plow continually sweeps the entire surface of the pan bottom to prevent material from accumulating on the bottom and enhances the overall mixing action.  However, the most important tool of all is the high-speed rotor, which rotates counter direction to the pan causing a shearing action inside of the mixing cavity.  This high-speed rotor not only agitates the mixture, but significantly influences the control of the entire process.  While there are just two main style of standard rotors, we can custom configure the rotor to optimize all mixing processes.

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