Lancaster Products is a solutions company dedicated to improving material mixing and processing. We design and build mixing, pelletizing and crushing solutions for a wide variety of industries and materials
Lancaster Products upholds a rich history of innovation and quality for mixing equipment that traces back to 1930 to Lancaster Iron Work’s Mixer Division. We are proud to be a leader in the most efficient and effective mixing technology available today: high shear counter-current mixing – yielding higher throughout, more homogenous outputs and the flexibility of one-step granulation and pelletization.
Lancaster Products serves diverse industries, such as flat panel glass, ceramics, fertilizers, proppants and catalysts. Our flagship K-Series High Shear Counter Current Mixer is a versatile machine that is capable of working with a wide range of materials. The Lancaster Mixer produces a superior mixing action with the ability to pelletize in one process, providing our customers with a high return on their investment. In addition to these unique capabilities, Lancaster Products equipment is rugged, dependable, and quality machinery that can endure the harshest of plant environments.
Traditional processes for manufacturing fertilizer require many steps and different types of equipment. It is common for systems to include multiple dryers, a mill/pulverizer for size reduction of dried material, pin mixer/pug mill for mixing of additives and raw materials, a pelletizer and multiple conveyors to facilitate the process. If this seems like a complex process that requires high levels of work, energy and maintenance, we agree.
Lancaster Products engineers can optimize existing complex fertilizer pelleting processes or design new streamlined systems to help you realize multiple benefits, including a reduction in physical footprint and an improvement in the characteristics and reproducibility of your pelletized product. By utilizing a Lancaster Products K-Series High Shear Mixer to replace a mill and disc pelletizer, you not only reduce system complexity but also gain the ability to begin processing with raw materials at higher moisture levels. The counter-current mixing action in a Lancaster Mixer allows for one-step mixing and pelletizing with rapid mix times.
Since the introduction of the original K-series mixer in 1986, Lancaster Products High Shear Mixers have been designed to produce the best mixing and pelletizing results for our customers. Lancaster Mixers superior performance is due to our multi-tool configuration, counter current mixing action and variable tooling speed capability.
Multi Tool Configuration
Lancaster Mixers can be configured with three independent variable speed mixing tools: the mixing rotor, the plow and the rotating pan. These three tools work in concert to provide the best mixing results. The primary mixing tool is the high-speed rotor. The plow and rotating pan both work to move material into the main rotor’s path. The three mixing tools are so efficient at mixing, there are no dead spots inside of the mixing cavity and every piece of material passes through the mixing rotor every few seconds. Additionally, a sidewall scraper is positioned against the pan sides to prevent caking and buildup of material on the pan itself.