Rapid Cleaning for Multi-flexible Production

Easy-to-Clean Mixer Pegasus

02.05.2012 Dinnissen Process Technology's twin-shaft Pegasus Mixer provides rapid, efficient, and homogenous mixing results. Because more and more customers want to use one and the same mixer for mixing different products, the manufacturer has developed an easy-to-clean version of its Pegasus Mixer.

Easy-to-Clean Mixer Pegasus

The mixer provides compact design, removable mixing shafts and extra large inspection hatches (Picture: Dinnissen)

The mixer has a twin-shaft mixing mechanism where the shafts rotate in opposing directions to create a unique fluidised zone as the basis of the mixing process. An intelligent metering system adds the ingredients to the mixer in exactly the right quantity at exactly the right time (8 to 35 s).

There is a significant trend for companies to use one and the same mixer to produce multiple products. This approach not only saves investment in multiple mixers but also enables companies to put new products into production much more quickly. The ability to switch rapidly and hygienically to a different recipe then becomes a key requirement. The present mixer has been specially developed to satisfy that need. Its design is more compact than usual and it is equipped with removable mixing shafts on a mobile carriage and extra large inspection hatches. This means that all the components, including the mixing shafts, are easily accessible and can be cleaned faster, better, and more easily than in conventional designs. This saves labour costs for cleaning and reduces the risk of contamination. The mixer can be manufactured in mechanically ground and polished, or electrolytically polished 304 or 316 grade stainless steel for companies wishing to comply with the strictest hygiene and food safety requirements and prevent contamination. It can also be equipped with an automatic cleaning system based on compressed air, mix-drying, or hot steam.


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