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
The high-speed rotor is the primary mixing and pelletizing tool in industrial high shear mixers and in many ways, it is the most utilized part of the machine. But rotor wear is also a good leading indicator of your machine’s overall operating condition as it is a direct result of material processing. Chances are, if the rotor is worn, there is other preventative maintenance to be done.
Industrial mixers are built to run and withstand a great deal of abuse, however, regular preventive maintenance efforts can help keep your mixer running like new. The two most critical components that can affect the life of your mixer are lubrication and inspection of working tools. Below is an overview of the in-depth information provided in our full maintenance schedule available for download below.
Lubrication: Proper lubrication can encompass multiple areas on your mixer, not just the shaft seals of the mixing tool. Lubrication of all seals as well as drive gears, discharge valves and other locations where bearings are utilized is the best way to extend the life of your mixer. Automated lubrication systems on larger production mixers help maintain proper lubrication intervals, but regular visual inspection should be scheduled to assure the system is working properly.