The uniquely designed Hosokawa Micron Extrudomix offers efficient continuous or batch continuous mixing of solids and solids and liquids – with the ability to mix materials ranging from free flowing powders through to viscous pastes and plastic masses.
The chamber design (especially in the Pharmaceutical application machines) is designed to promote free material transit with minimal product retention at the end of the processing cycle
Jacketed housings and hollow shafts enable product heating or cooling
Efficient and adjustable shear input and heat transfer makes applications very diverse including back mixing or simply forming wet cake products for drying efficiency
Can also act as a product conditioner before spheronization and drying
The Extrudomix features a single, horizontal processing shaft that carries radial, spiral positioned mixing flight segments to transport material through the processing chamber. To provide intense back-mixing and with plastic, stiff masses, to prevent rotation of the material mass, stationary anvil blocks are used attached to the chamber wall; additional internal mixing plates can be used to further increase the mixing effect.
At the machine discharge a perforated die plate retains material during processing, regulates the mixing action and depending on the application provides cylindrical pellets / granules of a specific diameter; a simple sweep-blade assembly can also be fitted to provide a uniform pellet length.