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
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.