V Blenders are commonly used in both the food and pharmaceutical industries. This type of blender works as a tumbler blender. In choosing the right type of blender, it should be understood that there are three basic types of tumble blenders. They are the V blender, IBC tumbler blender, and double cone blender. All of these types of blender utilize the action of gravity to cascade dry ingredients into the rotating vessel.
The V blender is a popular choice because it offers efficient blending as well as a short blending time. Also sometimes referred to as a twin shell blender, this type of equipment is comprised of two cylindrical shells that are joined at an angle. As the blender tumbles, the mixture is able to split and recombine on a continual basis. This type of repetitive blending process results in a more consistent mixture. The food and beverage industry often prefers V blenders for this reason.
Diffusion serves as the primary mechanism within a V blender. The random motion of solid particles characterizes diffusion blending. The mobility of the individual particles is increased through the blender movements. As a result, V blenders are often the product of choice when extremely precise formulations are necessary. Additionally, this type of blender is often a good choice when certain ingredients are a very small percentage of the total blend. Blend times when using a V blender can vary between five to fifteen minutes based on the properties of the specific material that is to be blended. Blending efficiency may be affected based on the volume of the material loaded into the equipment. When the fill of material is increased, the time for homogeneous blending to occur will likely increase. Blender speed can also affect the efficiency of the blending process.