Dry powder blending is simplified with bin blenders that reduce blend times and requires no between batch cleanup. Since products contact only the bin, the benefits of total product containment, immediate product changeover, and zero blender cleaning are realized. Bin blending also eliminates airborne and cross-contamination, product segregation, and spillage risks. For those that have process limitations due to FDA filings or other barriers to process upgrade, we offer fixed shell blenders such as Twin Cone (Vee), Double Cone, Slant Cone, and Blenders.
Tumble blending is a dual action blending principle. The first blending action is produced by a wave as the material is tumbled. This wave (or shear plane) occurs in the top ¼ of the product load. The second blending action is produced by the cradle orientation. The IBC is held in the blender at an angle to position the IBC horizontal center of gravity 20° from the Blender tumbling centerline. This geometry places the IBC shell walls at cross flow producing angles to the blend axis, acting as baffles as the product is tumbled.
Download IBC/Bin Blending Baffles Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Blending baffles are one of the most misunderstood principles in IBC Tumble Blending. The purpose of this paper is to dispel the myths surrounding them and identify when they can be beneficial.