High Shear Mixer

BLEND, PELLETIZE and GRANULATE

in one machine for reduced

mixing time and operating costs

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NEW PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

and PROTOTYPING

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About Us

Lancaster Products designs and produces material processing equipment for customers in over 50 countries and serving industries as diverse as ceramics, glass, refractories and proppants. Lancaster Products has become a leader in material processing equipment and has developed a world-wide standard for rugged, dependable, and quality machinery.

Services

TESTING
• K1 – K5 mixers available
• Proof of Concept
• Mix Design Optimization

TOLL PROCESSING
• K3 – K5 mixers available
• Quick turnaround on production materials
• Produce commercial materials in our facility and ship to meet your needs

RENTALS
• K1 – K5 mixers available
• Try our mixers at your facility before you buy
• Mixers available for immediate need

Latest News

Introducing Lancaster Products High Shear Counter-Current Mixer Recipe Development

Introducing Lancaster Products High Shear Counter-Current Mixer Recipe Development, the first in a category of posts designed to provide insight into our deep experience in developing thousands of pelletized and granulated formulations over the past 30 years.

We develop custom recipes or mix designs for our customers that are rooted in our deep mixing and pelletizing experience. Because every customer’s materials, parameters and processes are different, each requires a unique mix design. In performing proof of concept testing, we have worked with our customers on a wide variety of materials and binder combinations across many different industries. While specific formulations belong to our customers, we have learned a tremendous amount from our experiences with various materials and we wanted to highlight the science that goes into every formulation developed by our materials processing engineers.

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The Role of Binders in High Shear Mixing, Pelletizing, and Granulating

Binders are a key ingredient in agglomerating, granulating and pelletizing applications. Considered an inactive ingredient, Binders are critical in allowing for agglomeration and holding the structure of the pellets together. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised of how efficiently the Lancaster High Shear Counter Current Mixer can pelletize utilizing low amounts of binders when compared to alternate methods of granulation. The advantage lies in the Lancaster Mixer’s ability to rapidly homogenize tiny amounts of minor ingredients into large amounts of majors. Because the binder is so efficiently dispersed throughout the mix, only the optimal amount of binder is used. Less effective mixing techniques require more binder than in a Lancaster Mixer, because the binder is not as effectively dispersed throughout the mix.

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