The DRAIS Turbulent SuperFlusher® is a batch, heavy-duty horizontal mixer. It is designed to properly mix and knead press cake providing the energy to drive the water from the press cake. Additionally, the Turbulent SuperFlusher® mixing paddles impart the necessary shear for dispersion and drying of the press cake. Finally, Turbulent SuperFlusher® allows easy standardization of the dispersion and easy product discharge.
Ideally, it is desirable to have a flushing system that easily adapts to the constant changing conditions found in most pigment press cakes. Pigment lots change since pigment is generally produced in batches from various types of filter presses. At the same time the percent of solids varies with the different types and colors of pigments.
The most advanced flushing system; Drais Turbulent SuperFlusher® is easily adjusted by the operator and requires minimal power to operate. Flushing cycles are now as short as possible from start to finish, including standardization and pack out in one production shift.
Typical Advantages of using DRAIS Turbulent SuperFlusher®:
* Due to fast product movement in Turbulent SuperFlusher® washing and vacuum steps can be achieved in a shorter time.
* Compounding of the mass is a simple task as product moves into all three directions: Three dimensional movement of the product is achieved through centrifugal force, which pushes the product away from the shaft and blade design, which pushes the product through the center of the vessel. Therefore small pieces can easily be compounded back into the mass.
* Close tolerance design between the tip of the blades and the wall of the chamber provides for a superior shear.
* High differential speed between tip of the paddles and walls results in better dispersion quality. (This feature, in fact, makes it possible to get better dispersion as the pigment particles squeezed in between and then released.)