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Vertical Pharma Vacuum Blender – SOLIDMIX

Industrial Mixers for Free-Flowing Goods and Bulk Solids

When mixing solids, especially bulk goods, the mixing quality plays a central role. EKATO SYSTEMS offers plants that allow a high homogeneity of the product – from laboratory to production scale.
Vertical mixer for solids type VSM 2500 in customer design
With the vertical mixer for solids of the SOLIDMIX product line, EKATO SYSTEMS offers customers from the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries a package tailored to their requirements. Typical applications in mixing technology include fine chemicals, pigments, fertilizers, metal powders and polymer additives. The scope of delivery can range from a single vessel to a complete processing unit. The following basic operations are typically included in the SOLIDMIX system: Each SOLIDMIX system can be specifically adapted to any process need and can fulfill many mixing tasks from small to large industrial standards.
  • Mixing (patented EKATO ISOPAS or EKATO SOLIDS-PARAVISC impeller)
  • Automation
  • Cleaning in place (CIP) cleaning system

Vertical mixer for solids

  • Scale-up from pilot to production scale
  • Effective mixing guarantees short process times
  • Minimal residue ensures high productivity

The solid mixers of the SOLIDMIX VSM series are particularly suitable for mixing free-flowing goods. The drive shaft is free-overhung and no product-wetted bearings are inside the vessel itself. In addition, the small wall clearance between the impeller and the vessel wall prevents product residues. The product is moved upwards close to the wall and flows downwards in the center. The vessel geometry with the conical bottom and the EKATO SOLIDS-PARAVISC impeller are designed for an almost complete emptying of the vessel with minimum yield rates.

Optionally, various system components can be offered:

  • CIP systems
  • ATEX versions from Zone 0 to Zone 2
EKATO Solids-PARAVISC impeller in 8,000 l scale
The SOLIDS-PARAVISC impeller, especially designed for this unit type, enables reliable operation with low maintenance and excellent mixing. The power input is designed for high energy efficiency and thus allows high vertical mixing. In addition, the product is gently mixed with a minimal shearing effect. The special design of the EKATO SOLIDS-PARAVISC ensures a high mixing quality in the shortest possible time – even for large volumes.
Type Effective volumes [l] Height H [mm] Width W [mm] Weight [kg]
VST 100 110 1900 1000 800
VST 250 260 2300 1100 1000
VST 400 430 2500 1300 1500
VST 630 670 2900 1500 2000
VST 1000 1110 3200 1700 3000
VST 1600 1710 3500 2000 3500
VST 2500 2500 4000 2200 4000
VST 4000 4090 4400 2600 5000
VST 5000 5450 4500 2600 5500
VST 6300 7090 5100 3000 6500
VST 10000 10080 6200 3400 10000
VST 16000 16840 6900 3900 13000
VST 20000 20220 7400 4600 16000
VST 25000 26090 8000 5000 18000
VST 32000 33010 8500 5400 20000

The vertical process mixer of the SOLIDMIX VPM series with the EKATO ISOPAS impeller ensures intensive mixing and is particularly suitable for the mixing of liquid to viscous and pasty products. The mixing shaft is free-overhung; no bearing is in contact with the product. The respective product is moved upwards close to the wall and flows downwards in the center. The container geometry with the conical bottom and the EKATO ISOPAS impeller allow for almost complete emptying of the mixing vessel.

Optionally for the SOLIDMIX VPM various system components can be offered:

  • Baffles
  • CIP-systems
  • ATEX versions from Zone 0 to Zone 2
The EKATO ISOPAS impeller is vital for efficient and effective mixing. Especially designed for the SOLIDMIX VPM series, this agitator enables intensive axial mixing at a low power input. The adhesion of product residues is avoided by a very small wall clearance.
Type Effective volumes [l] Height H [mm] Width W [mm] Weight [kg]
VPT 50 50 1500 710 600
VPT 100 100 1600 850 650
VPT 250 250 1750 1240 780
VPT 400 400 1900 1390 900
VPT 630 630 2000 1590 1100
VPT 1000 1000 2300 1790 1600
VPT 1600 1600 2700 2090 1800
VPT 2500 2500 3000 2390 2500
VPT 4000 4000 3300 2790 4000
VPT 5000 5000 3500 2880 4500
VPM 6300 6300 3800 3180 5000


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