Plow Mixers

  • Operate on the principle of a mechanically generated fluid bed with three dimensional movement of the product.
  • Cylindrical drum containing plow shaped mixing elements mounted on a horizontal shaft
  • May be fitted with high speed chopper units for applications which require break down of lumps or when the mixer is to be used for wet granulation
  • Tulip shaped choppers and the X-mass tree chopper
  • Working volume ranges from 30 percent to 70 percent  of the total drum volume.
  • Plow tip speed of more than 200 metres per minute to effect fluidizing action
  • Mix ratios of as high as 1:20,000
  • Mixing time is 5 minutes with 95 to 98 percent homogeneity.
  • Capable of handling viscosities of up to 600,000 centipoises.
  • Specific power for the mixer drive generally ranges from 30 to 40 kW/m3

Sample Applications Of Plough Share Mixers

  • Food flavouring/additivesSponge/ cake mixes
  • Cosmetics
  • Refractories powder coating
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cements
  • Powdered rubber
  • Granulated rubber premixes
  • Drying and granulations


  • Biscuit creams/doughs>
  • PVC pastes
  • Car body fillers/putties
  • Sugar/marzipan paste
  • Toiletry pastes
  • Tile adhesives/grouts
  • Filter cake re-slurrying


  • glass resin doughs putty
  • ChemicalsPharmaceuticals
  • Ceramics
  • Fertilizers/Insecticides
  • Veterinary
  • Adhesives/putties
  • Brake linings
  • Confectionery products
  • Confectionery rework
  • Detergents
  • Waste treatment


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