Young's Multi-Port Gravity Blenders are used in processing plastics, foods, and in other industries to maintain product consistency, combine different ingredients and assure uniform distribution of additives. Gravity blenders are especially useful for mixing ingredients of varying bulk densities or weights and effectively eliminate product segregation.
Tests indicate that Multi-Port will blend to within 5% statistical homogeneity on a single pass through. Reducing blending time by up to 60%, a gravity blender will be an economically valuable asset to your company.
Featured in the photo here, the Multi-Port consists of a main blending vessel with conical bottom. Blending tubes extend from selected levels around the blending vessel and are connected to the blending chamber below. Materials then flow by gravity through the blending tubes to the chamber where they are either blended or recycled for batch purposes or are continually blended.
Units are available in sizes from 15 to 5000 cubic feet and can be constructed in carbon steel, epoxy coatings, stainless steel or aluminum. Existing storage facilities can also be easily converted into Multi-Port Gravity Blenders.
Shown is the blending cone section of the Young Industries' Multi Port Gravity Blender. As you can see, there are several tubes that connect to the blending chamber keeping material flowing throughout the silo to minimize separation and to keep product homogenous throughout.
Page Updated 8/9/2017