Choosing an industrial blender may seem easy, but in reality, there are several important factors to consider. The double-cone blender and V-blender share the same working principle of a tumble blender used for powders. However, if you select the wrong one, you could end up with a poor product quality or process inefficiencies that directly impact your business.
When looking at the solid mixing mechanism of the two, you will discover there are some similarities as well as a difference between mixing and blending action. For clarification, mixing is a process in which two or more unique materials are combined to get a homogeneous product. In comparison, blending is a much gentler process.
As for similarities between these two types of blenders, both are tumble blenders. Every time the vessel is inverted, the contents are split, and the rotation speed is adjustable to ensure the contents slide to the lower part of the vessel during rotation. Both Double cone and V blenders are used in pharmaceutical, chemical, and nutraceutical industries. However, there are also distinctive differences.
A double-cone blender being a low-profile blender requires less headroom is than of a V-blender. The cone type of blender is also designed with just one access cover that makes inspections and cleaning quick and easy. This blender operates on a free-flow principle commonly used for gentle blending of free-flowing granules and powders. A double cone blender is more suitable for mixing 2 to 5 ingredients.
V-blenders, which are V-shaped, offer short blending times while being highly efficient. Blending is performed by two connected cylinders that constantly divide and intermesh particle movement that achieves blend variations of 1 to 2 percent. Each of the cylindrical legs has its own access cover for loading material, cleaning, and inspection. This type of blender is primarily used for mixing 2 to 10 ingredients. A V-blender is often used by the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, and cosmetic industries.
To meet your process requirements, it is important that you select a high-quality manufactured tumble blenders. At Ability Fabricators Inc., we produce the best stainless steel blenders on the North American market. For a full list of our products, please visit our website or contact a company representative.