Company: Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY


Equipment Snapshot: Charles Ross & Son’s new VersaMix multi-agitator system features a two-wing anchor, a gate agitator and a high-speed disperser. Suitable for processing viscous pastes and slurries, VersaMix delivers a combination of low, intermediate and high shear rates. Each agitator is independently driven, imparting a wide range of mixing intensities and flow patterns as the product changes rheologically throughout the batching cycle.

Designed for gentle but thorough blending, the low-speed anchor agitator can be supplied with helical flights for improved top-to-bottom mixing. Hinged Teflon scrapers arranged in a staggered pattern on the anchor further optimize material and heat transfer. Like the anchor, the gate agitator also promotes bulk flow through horizontal cross bars designed to move material in the forward direction and vertical bars that induce backward flow. The high-speed shaft can include two or more adjustable disperser blade attachments to ensure rapid powder wet-out and accommodate varying batch sizes.

VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers are available in a range of sizes—from 1-gallon laboratory models to 4,000-gallon production models. Model VMC-100 with a working capacity of 1,000 gallons is shown.