The Hydramix at its core consists of twin intermeshing paddle rotors operating at different speeds in a covered trough. While powder is continuously introduced, liquid is simultaneously injected through nozzles positioned along the vessel to match the mixing or reaction requirements. The unit can be jacketed and rotors heated to aid in reactions or prevent sticking.
It is capable of high-production rates while offering residence times in excess of 60 minutes. Mixing speed and paddle angle can be adjusted separately to vary the amount of mixing energy imparted to the material independent of conveyance requirements. Ultra-low rotor speeds result in low-shear operation to provide excellent mixing while preventing particle damage even during long residence time operations.
In combining the available benefits of gentle handling, self-cleaning, precise residence time control, available heated jacket and rotors, and customizable liquid introduction, the Hydramix offers economical and efficient options for carrying out reactions. It is often used in reacting various feed supplements for introduction as a nutrition enhancement.