New safety light curtain feature on ROSS Tumble Blenders
Company: Charles Ross & Son Company
Equipment Snapshot: Ross now offers protective light curtains providing automatic safety shutoff of Tumble Blenders whenever an operator crosses a defined security boundary. Due to the nature of the rotating mix chamber, a safety railing is supplied standard on all Ross Tumble Blenders. The addition of optional light curtains further improves operator safety.
As end users seek advanced processing and safety features to reduce production steps and create a safer workplace environment, Ross continues to develop special customizations including multi-purpose intensifier/spray bars, abrasion-resistant valves and automated recipe controls.
Ross Tumble Blenders provide gentle agitation and are used for dry applications such as powders and pellets in many process industries. They are ideal blenders for batches requiring the dispersion of extremely small minor components and low shear intensity. The pictured 1, 5 and 7.5 cu. ft. blenders are equipped with the following distinctive features:
- Type 4 finger protection light curtain
- V-cone vessel designed for internal pressure up to 5 psi (argon purge) and vacuum operation up to 29”Hg.
- 50-psig heating/cooling jacket
- Explosion-proof brake motor
- NEMA 4 control panel with Type X purge system, suited for Class 1 Div 1 hazardous locations
- Standard models are rated for bulk densities up to 125 lb/ft3. The blenders shown are specially designed for 400 lb/ft3.
Ross supplies Tumble Blenders worldwide, from ½ to 100 cu. ft. capacities. For more information, visit www.mixers.com or call 1-800-243-ROSS(7677).