Company: Munson Machinery Co. Inc., Utica, NY
Equipment Snapshot: The MX-1-SS miniature rotary batch mixer from Munson Machinery can blend up to 1 cubic foot (28 liters) of dry bulk ingredients, with or without liquid additions, in ratios down to one part per million with total uniformity in two to three minutes, regardless of disparities in bulk densities, particle sizes or flow characteristics of batch ingredients. According to the company, it is equally efficient down to 5 percent (0.05 cubic feet/ 1.4 liters) of rated capacity, making it suitable for accurately determining outcomes when scaled up to larger rotary batch mixers. Proprietary mixing flights within the rotating drum gently tumble, turn, cut and fold material, and evacuate blended batches through a stationary plug gate valve with no segregation or residual “heel” of material remaining. The MX-1-SS is constructed primarily of stainless steel with brass components. Unrestricted access to all interior surfaces allows for rapid cleaning and inspection. Six models are available with maximum batch capacities of 0.25 to 15 cubic feet (7 to 425 liters) or 2 to 1,200 pounds (1 to 544 kilograms).