Mixing is a mainstay of material transformation. And Bepex understands mixing. We’re the leader in designing continuous mixing and blending processes, backed by a wide range of proprietary technologies and decades of experience.
To the industry, we’re known as the Material Transformation People. For nearly a century, Bepex has pioneered innovation and excellence in mixing and blending processes. Whether simply mixing multiple solids to a homogeneous blend, or agitating solids with binders to form agglomerates, Bepex has a range of proven equipment and proprietary technologies to offer.
Broad Range of Capabilities
Mix and blend. Mix and grind, shred or puree. Mix then extrude. Mix then agglomerate – even materials that would jam traditional mixers. Bepex offers the industry’s widest range of continuous process industrial mixers.
Complete Product Line
You’ve got it mixed, now what? Bepex offers a wide range of products and capabilities for drying, curing, cooling, coating, extruding, agglomerating and other “next steps” in your process. Our base of knowledge, built on nearly a century of experience, provides a strong foundation for developing a total system to best fit your mixing and process needs.
Design and Process Support
Mixing is usually just one step in a much larger process. It can be complex. Sometimes confusing. And it’s almost always costly to get it wrong. Our Process Development Center is there to make sure you get it right. We’ll help you spec, design, build, test, scale and quantify mixing along with your total process for a no-surprises, successful installation, ramp up and full production.
All new inquiries begin with a feasibility study. These studies aim to provide preliminary insights into the viability of a commercial process. Using as little as 100 grams of material, we can begin early process design, develop plans for pilot-testing and/or confirmation, and begin providing early economic estimates. Our experience across our wide range of technologies gives us a unique ability to provide quick feedback on the feasibility of your process.
From our learnings, we’ll begin the process development work. The primary work in this phase takes place in the form of pilot-scale testing in our Process Development Center. Our pilot tests look a bit different than what you may have experienced in the past. Each test is designed to measure the system performance and feasibility rather than that of any single machine.
Each system is custom assembled for each test. Our goal is to provide as much of a pilot-scale simulation as possible while gathering scale-up data to deliver on commercial capacities. When a certain technology proves ineffective, we’ll draw from our range of options to determine if there is a better fit. The Process Development Center is our sandbox to build, test, and revise to ensure we get every detail right.
With a successful pilot simulation completed, we now have everything we need to scale up and provide proposals for capital equipment with included performance guarantees.
System Design And Build
After receipt of the purchase order, we begin with both equipment and system engineering. Each proprietary technology we sell is custom-designed and built per application. We do not have any off-the-shelf units. At this stage, your exact system begins to take shape, including auxiliary equipment, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, safety provisions, and more.
After delivery and installation of your new system, Bepex will provide a mechanical check to ensure everything is placed according to plan. This is followed shortly thereafter by system commissioning. This is where our pilot-scale simulations become invaluable, as our team of application engineers, controls technicians, and sales engineers begin working with your team to successfully bring your system online.
At this point, you’re up and running at rate, producing a quality product, but our work doesn’t stop there.
Following commissioning, Bepex remains a reliable partner, providing quality OEM parts, immediate field service, process optimization, training, system troubleshooting, and more. We have consistently had high customer retention rates, and we believe it is due in large part to our comprehensive approach to serving our customers long after the original sale.