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An Overview of Plough Shear Mixer

Plough shear is also known as ploughshare mixer, plough mixer, and plow mixer consists of a cylindrical drum containing plough shaped mixing elements that are mounted on a horizontal shaft used for processing fragile material, grains, granulates, cement concrete material, powder and viscous products. Plough shear mixer is widely used in the mixture of chemical materials, pharmaceutics materials, feedstuff, pigment and especially in the mixture of fragile solid grain, the mixture also having better mixing effect for the materials which has a great difference in grain and density.

The Plough shear mixer is designed to carry out the industrial process like Granulation, Sterilization, Coating, Reacting, Drying, and mixing. The Plough shear mixer is also designed for a heavy-duty blending of both wet and dry materials. Plough shape shovels mounted on the central shafts with its intended to penetrable through the dense powder mass in a cylindrical vessel or drum. The positioning, number, size, geometric shape and peripheral speed of the mixing. The shuffling of the mixture is achieved by the broader end of the shovels through plough shear mixer. Penetration followed by the agitation of the mass in quick succession. Results in the homogeneity of the powder mass in both wet and dry stages with the help of specially designed blades. In the later process, the appropriate dough formation is reached. The centrally mounted chopper will operate to obtain wet granules in a uniform size. The homogenous mass that is mixed can be easily discharged from mixing drum at the bottom which is provided with a flush discharge port. The common parts that are included in the Plough Shear Mixer are Nozzles, Vaccum/Pressure, Drive, Jacket, and Control panel.  

Applications of Plough Shear Mixer 

Plough Shear Mixer is the most versatile mixer that is available with an extensive range of applications:

  • Wet Granulation 
  • Dry powder mixing 
  • Liquid coating of granules and powders 
  • Vacuum drying
  • Fat and oil incorporation. 


Features of Plough Shear Mixer are as below: 

  • Stainless Steel construction 
  • One end bolted and one end welted
  • Capacity range from 100 litres to 5000 litres
  • Gear reduce motor
  • Operated Outlet Valve
  • Air Purge Seal + Gland Packing Seal 
  • The pressure inside the mixer and normal temperature. 


Advantages of Plough Shear Mixer 

  • Homogenous Mixing and High Speed
  • Short mixing time 
  • Avoid Agglomeration
  • Easy to clean 
  • Wide range of applications. 

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