Lancaster Products can provide a single source of design, fabrication, installation and supervision for a complete processing system.
At Lancaster Products, we are experts in mixer system design. Our staff of mechanical and application engineers design systems from the mixer out – ensuring that the inputs are being properly delivered and the mixer product is transported efficiently. From the very simple to the complex mixer system design, Lancaster Products has the experience to deliver completely integrated systems optimized to work with a Lancaster Mixer.
In addition to the products in our extensive portfolio, we work with a variety of partners, including valve manufacturers, ducting, drying, conveying, metering and controls providers to design custom systems to meet your material processing needs. We partner with a variety of structural, installation and system integrators who have deep experience with Lancaster Products systems in order to provide true turnkey solutions.
Main areas of plant and system design:
- Raw material handling equipment and technology
- Batch preparation to include weighing and dosing control
- Complete control system design and integration to ensure all parts of the system work together
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This is the third video in our lab and testing series. The Lancaster Products Lab is equipped with a production-sized K4 mixer to test and optimize mix recipes at full scale. In this video, we are testing a clay type of material for pelletization.
The K4 mixer introduces a third tool, the low-speed plow, which, along with the rotating pan, transports material to the high-speed rotor. You can see how the high shear counter-current movement creates a rolling action which agglomerates the materials into pellets. The K4 mixer has a bottom discharge; the plow allows for the rapid and complete evacuation of the mixing cavity. After the mixer is fully evacuated, the bottom discharge closes, and reseals ready for the next batch.
This is the second video in our lab and testing series. The Lancaster Products lab is equipped with a small production-sized K3 mixer to test and optimize mix recipes at a prototyping scale. In this video, we are testing a clay type of material for pelletization.
Looking inside of the mixing cavity, you see the counter-current mixing action. The pan rotates clockwise, and the high shear mixing tool spins counterclockwise. The mixing pan actively transports material to the primary mixing tool. Slowing the action down gives us a good view of how the Lancaster mixing action creates a tumbling that promotes agglomeration by rolling the particles much the same way as a snowball growing larger by rolling down a hill.