The continuous ploughshare mixer uses the mixing and fluid process introduced to mixing technology by Lödige.
The ploughshare shovels in special arrangement on a mixing shaft in a horizontal, cylindrical drum rotate. Their peripheral speed and geometric form are coordinated in such a way that the mix is moved out of the product bed against the centrifugal force and in axial direction at the same time. The mixing elements having a defined shape and a special arrangement on the shaft, they ensure not only a reliable product conveyance but also a sufficient back-mixing of the product. All the product is constantly involved in the process, ensures a maximum mixing intensity at highest throughputs and shortest residence times until the product is discharged out of the mixer via an outlet.
The continuous process can be run at filling levels between 20 % and 50 % without influencing the mixing quality.
Choppers can be additionally installed in the mixing drum.