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.
High Shear mixers are used in a wide variety of applications in many different industries. Finding the right blend and being able to produce the same mix consistently is the key to success at Highwater Clays, a clay and glaze supplier to the arts & crafts industry. The company has two locations with the main production center located in Ashville, North Carolina. Highwater Clays produces a wide range of clay bodies using fireclays, ball clays, kaolin, and stoneware clays. All the clay bodies consist of complex compositions and must be mixed into one reliable consistency.
We are excited to announce several recent improvements to the design of our low shear mixer product line. These mixers are often pushed beyond the limits of other mixers due to their widespread use in mixing dusty, abrasive, corrosive, highly viscous or explosive materials. The enhancements listed below were designed to improve the performance of our low shear mixers and to minimize maintenance and repair costs, which lowers the overall lifetime cost of ownership for our clients.
- Split drivetrain: pan and tooling on separate drives
The counter-rotating pan and tooling are now operating on separate drives allowing for individual control of tool and pan speeds. This simple split drive design provides increased flexibility to customize mixing recipes for different materials as compared to a single vertical shaft. Maintenance and trouble- shooting of issues relating to the pan or tooling also become easier.