Ribbon Blender Mixing & Blending Applications


Ribbon blenders are one of the most versatile, cost effective and commonly used mixers for dry solids in all process industries from general chemical to food, pharmaceutical, agricultural chemicals and polymers.

Ribbon blenders are ideal for mixing most solids and light pastes. The action of the inner and outer ribbons provides efficient and economical blending.

Ribbon Blenders are used in all process industries including:

  • Animal feed
  • Bake Mixes
  • Catalysts
  • Ceramics
  • Cosmetics
  • Fertilizers
  • Food
  • Instant Drink Mix
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pigments
  • Plastic Powders
  • Prill
  • Protein Powders
  • Resins
  • Spices
  • Sugar Blends
  • Vitamins

For special mixing applications such as powdered metals or friable materials, consider our Rota-Cone® Blenders or CrossMix® Fluidizing Mixers.

For viscous or heavy paste mixing we offer Double-Arm Mixers & Extruders.

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Ribbon Blenders

Paul O. Abbe designs and manufactures ribbon blenders which are ideal for blending dry, free-flowing solids with bulk densities up to 70 pounds per cubic foot (1.1 g/cc) depending on material characteristics including, particle size, size distribution and particle shape (morphology), angle of repose, cohesiveness and moisture level. Ribbon blender are used for all dry foods products, nutraceuticals, protein powder mixes, dry juice mixes, chemicals, fertilizer, insecticides, colorants, resins and polymers. The moderate shear of the ribbon or paddle naturally breaks down lumps and agglomerates. Ribbon blenders are extremely efficient and economical.

Rota-Cone Blenders

Tumble Blenders include the original ABBE Rota-Cone® Double Cone Blender and the Rota-V Blenders. Tumble blending offers the lowest shear method of mixing friable or delicate solids. The simple double-cone or V-designs provide complete discharge. Because there is no agitator there are no seals and they are easily inspected and cleaned. For these reasons, Tumble Blenders are often employed by the food and pharmaceuticals industrie

CrossMix® Fluidizing Mixer

The CrossMix® is a twin-paddle mixer that gently lifts and fluidizes solids in a weightless zone where particles of any size or shape can move freely and mix rapidly. Mixing can be completed in as little as 7 to 20 seconds. The CrossMix® is most beneficial for solids that require very high homogeneity, are fragile such a

Laboratory Mixers

Aaron Process LNG Laboratory Mixers are available in working capacities from 1/4 gallon to 2 gallon. 1/4 gallon and 1 gallon models are available from stock and furnished with variable speed drives, stainless steel construction and jackets as standard. These units are ideal for research and development, testing new raw materials or scaling up production size batches