Selecting a suitable V blender machine can be tricky.

It’s normal.

The good news is; we shall help you overcome that hurdle.

This guide aims at introducing you to the V- blender; we shall discuss a host of several issues concerning blending machines.

Eventually, equip you with techniques of selecting a suitable mixer for your needs.

V- Blender Basics

Now, the V- blender is a single type among the three modelsin a class of tumble blenders.

So this class apart from the V -blender, we have double cone and the slant cone.

However, the V- blender is top-rated.

Why?

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V -Blender is exceptionally effective at blending besides, achieving homogenous mixture atrapid blending intervals.

What is V Blender?

Since you already know the blender groupings, the next thing is to define it.

The V blender is also called Twin Shell blender.

V blender is a machine type that operates to achieve a homogenous mixture of materials by the movement of the mixing vessel.

The movement takes place explicitly in the two arms of the cylinders which assume an inclination of 70° to 90° to form a ‘ V’ shape design.

The shape is especially good at enhancing the intermixing of the products.

V blender machine

 V blender machine

In the cylindrical arms during tumbling the products always splits and recombines.

The rotation makes the batch to divide thereby moving into the two separate wings.

Of course, the mixing mechanism is possible thanks to the gravitational force acting on the materials.

The operation is quite simple since it’s independent of several factors.

The process, therefore, brings you several advantages when working with this machine.

Imagine, working with such a machine?

Next, we focus on the benefits.

Advantages of V Blender

The unique configurations of the blender make it achieves some higher heights unachievable by other groups of mixtures.

We can attribute all these benefits to the features of the mixer.

Below are some of the conveniences you get if you work with a V- Blender.

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 Mixing powder

 

i. V blender easily achieves a high precision of blending within brief cycles

From the working principle and intermittent movement of the cylindrical shells, the mixer gives you a blending variation of less than 2 percent with minimal trace components.

Moreover, it achieves the blend within little time.

ii. It offers you a more effortless charging and discharging of materials

You don’t have to worry about several precautionary measures before charging the constituents.

All you need to do is to introduce the content via the cylindrical ends or even the port.

That’s it.

Similarly, you discharge materials through a discharge valve.

iii. It’s suitable for blending a wide range of products

With the V blender, you’re open to processing solid particles including dry powders and granules.

Besides, due to its low impact, it’s also worth using for fragile material blending without compromising their properties.

A good design of the blender can handle lowly viscous slurry – kind of mixtures.

iv.  Little or absolutely no reduction of material particle size

You notice that the mixing vessel of the V blender is strictly conventional cylindrical shells.

It thus means, the material moves in hollow shapes.

Hence no use of mechanical breakdown equipment like blades which significantly reduces particle sizes.

Absence of the choppers makes it useful for blending brittle materials.

v. It offers near complete discharge

The inclination of the blender arms to a ‘V’ shape enables the unconditional release of materials.

Remember the 70° to 90° angle?.

Additionally, the extent of the positioning enhances the delivery of even sticky or non-free flowing products.

vi. The blender is very easy to clean

To quickly clean the equipment, you need to disassemble the discharge valve, and thus to leave the discharge section wide open.

Both the internal and external grit clean surface polishing makes it difficult for gluing of materials hence enhances the cleaning and sanitation of this blender.

vii. Little maintenance and repair

The blender doesn’t always run into mechanical damages or problems due to its simple design and construction.

Consequently, it attracts very little maintenance and repairs.

viii. It suffers from very minimal chances of external product contamination

As you realize, all the operations of the blender occur internally within the cylindrical shells.

Thus there are no external shaft projections that may come into contact with the product causingpotential contamination.

ix. Excellent loading and proper sealing

The inclination of the mixing cylinders makes loading easier at a superior rate.

Moreover, you can choose from a variety of sealing methods depending on your application.

Others advanages include:

  • V blender operates dust freely
  • Blender is capable of mixing a minimum of two ingredients with a maximum of upto tenelements, unlike other blenders.
  • You can use it in a variety of sectors,e.g.pharmaceutical industry, food industry, cosmetic industry, and nutraceutical industry.
  • All its contact parts are of SS304/ SS316 material which suffers no rusting.
  • Additionally, it comes with a complete set of safety guards for the operator.

Those are some of the significant advantages of the blender; there are several others.

Most importantly, the manufacturer can customize some of the features to make it more beneficial to the user.

However, you must know that the blender suffers from a share of its disadvantages. That’s next.

Shortcomings of the V Blender

Though not many, but most users report the below problems when operating the blender.

 V blnder mixing equipment

V blender mixing equipment

i. It requires a large and high overhead spacious room especially during the installation and operation of the machine.

ii. It’s not advisable to use the machine for blending materials with distinct physical properties which may make them separate during discharge.

iii. The features here are the sizes and densities.

Except for the two problems, the machine is very reliable for blending.

Not yet convinced about the need for V blender?

Since we already have some information about the V blender, it’s worth comparing it against other sets of mixers available in the market.

Keep on reading to get a comprehensive guide on that.

V Blender vs. Other Types of Blenders in Pharma Industry

The pharmaceutical industry often relies majorly on the mixing of drugs and chemicals a function practical with only the blenders.

Moreover, the technique required in this field is diverse.

These demands are achievable by incorporation of various blenders.

Why?

Since they have different functions and capabilities.

Subsequently, this section deals with a detailed comparison of the V blender against other famous brands.

Note that we shall base our comparison on four parameters:

  • Structural design
  • The structural difference between the machine
  • Efficiency
  • Under what circumstances to pick on a machine

By evaluating each of them you will see the difference with the varius mixing equipment.

· V Blender Vs. Ribbon Blender – Ultimate Comparison

A ribbon blender is a machine that comprises of a ‘U’ shaped design of a laterally placed trough.

In the channel, there is an agitator which consists of inner and outer helical ribbons.

These ribbons help in moving the material in a counter direction.

Besides, the movement is often both axially and even radially.

Ribbon blender

 Ribbon blender

So clearly, you notice that the ribbon blender design is very different from the V shape construction of the V blender

Impressively, the ribbons rotate at high tip speeds of about 300 fpm to mix the dry powders.

Ofcourse, the rate may vary depending on other factors.

Apart from that, the ribbon type is more efficient at processing abrasive solids compared to the V blender.

Remember the V blender does powders and fragile components.

Why so?

The ribbon blender construction can be customized to cope up with the abrasive solids.

Manufacturers do this by switching to a kind of agitator and trough that has a material of unique steel which is abrasion resistant.

However, steel has to be compatible with the product involved here.

Besides, installation of a paddle agitator makes it even more reliable to produce low shear that’s essential for the abrasive products.

Unlike the V -blender, the ribbon blender is versatile and economically friendly.

Meaning, if you’re working on a fixed budget, then you may prefer the later.

It’s due to those reasons that most operators prefer to use it for regular blending activities.

In summary, if you’re dealing with abrasive components then pick on ribbon blender.

On the other hand, if it’s fragile ones, then V blender is better.

· Bin Blender vs. V. Blender – Ultimate Comparison

The bin blender is unique since it’s a free fall type.

This type of mixer is vital whenever you want to use a specific kind of container of a predetermined volume or capacity.

It could be upto small batches.

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Bin blender

Otherwise known as the intermediate bulk container(IBC) is a unique design.

The bin serves three functions in one, ie. Blending, storage, and feeding.

How?

Once you complete the blending, you may easily remove the container from the drive mechanism, take it to the next stage of operation.

Interestingly, you transfer the container without discharging its contents into another trough, e.g., hopper or barrel.

Therefore means that the designs of the containers are easy to customize into different shapes or one that suits a customer’s preference.

Thus the bin shapes could be square, rectangular, spherical, cone, V container or any other form.

You realize that there is no distinct shape for the bin blender.

But it can assume any form.

So that whatever shape you need, you fix and clamp it thus making it your mixing vessel.

So ideally you may use a bin blender if you use application of a specific capacity.

Note that, you may use a bin blender if the volume for the available containers isn’t adequate for your batch.

In that case, then you will have to source for a bin that’s proper for your needs and clamp it for use.

· Vertical Blenders vs. V Blender – Ultimate Comparison

Unlike the V blender, the vertical mixer features an auger screw system that turns while moving around in the conical mixing vessel wall.

This kind of movement turns the material as it lifts them upward.

 

 Vertical blender

 Vertical blender

So generally, the vertical blender assumes a vertical direction, but it’s in a cone shape form.

Besides, it has got an auger screw system.

All those features are different for the case of the V blender.

When the materials reach the top level of the batch, they slowly fall back to the areas opposite the now rotating screw.

Significantly, the blending action attributed to the vertical blender results into a minimal shear than that of a V blender.

In the process generating less friction on the agitator and wall surface.

Consequently, the vertical mixer is suitable for use with several abrasive applications, unlike the V blender.

The parts of the blender which are in contact with the product and moving such as the auger screw and valves are hard chromium plated.

This plating technique cushions the parts from tear and wear.

All these considerations make it more capable of handling abrasive products.

Apart from the abrasive applications, the vertical type also comfortably handles the mixing of pellets, powder, and granules.

So if you’re dealing with abrasive or pellets applications, then vertical blender is a perfect match.

Finally, Note thatwhile the auger screw has full support at its top, the bottom part is void of bearings.

Again, this structural design enables the complete emptying of the blender.

· Double Cone Blender vs. V Blender – Ultimate Comparison

A double cone blender is ideally a machine with dual cones at both ends, i.e. the top and bottom.

At the central section, i.e. the bases of the cones, they join a cylindrical part.

The other auxiliary parts such as the driving motor are on either of the two supports of the blender.

Besides, mixing in the blender occurs in an axial direction since the powder materials move in different sections of the mixer.

Double cone blender

 

 Double cone blender

The mixer also has got multi shear deflector plates inside the cones.

In the pharmaceutical industry, the blender has a range of applications including granulating and blending medicinal powders.

Notably, the mixer could also do dry powder to wet mixing of components.

To achieve most of the blender, it is especially useful in blending highly dense or abrasive products.

For better functioning, the shape enables it to undergo a full product withdrawal without any much retention.

Furthermore, the multi shear system of plates enhances the mixing of light, compact powders, and granules.

So critically speaking, this type of blender design would be suitable for you if you’re dealing with dense elements or abrasive elements.

The conical shape at both the ends of the mixer is very distinct from the V blender.

The double cone blender, however, requires little overhead space for operation and installation in comparison to the V blender which requires more headroom.

In terms of the covers, the double cone has a single access cover which is comfortable to see-through for monitoring the operations.

In comparison to the number of ingredients capable of undergoing mixing, the double cone does up to five constituents.

Elsewhere, the V blender does up to ten elements.

· Octagonal Blender vs V Blender – Ultimate Comparison

The octagonal blender just as its name suggests is octagonallyenabling it to accommodate a large capacity of materials.

It also comprises of shells joined together with a conical octagonal shape at the ends.

On both sides, there’re stands which provide firm support.

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Octagonal blender

Usually, the octa mixer is preferably for mixing dry powders for the tablets as well as processing the formulations for the capsules.

It is as a result that the blender does a gentle mixing of dehydrated granules of powder besides the slow speed of the mixing action.

In comparison to power consumptions, the Octa consumes less compared to the V blender.

In terms of spacing, this blender requires less space compared to V blender.

For the charging of materials, the machine uses either bin charging system or vacuum charging system.

In some, a customizable dust free charging system is involved.

However, for the V blender, you can charge materials manually or also using the bin charging system.

The advantage of bin charging or vacuum charging is the release of dustless products during the loading and discharging process.

That’s a brief comparison of the most common blenders.

Most of these blenders have got similar parts though some features may be distinct among them.

So which are precisely the parts of a V blender?

You don’t want to miss on that discussion, next.

Parts of a V Blender System

The following are some of the significant components of the mixer.

Parts of V type blender

 Parts of V type blender

· Twin cylindrical shells

These cylinders are hollow and inclined at angles (70° to 90°).

So basically, it’s these shells that form the container system in which the material blending takes place.

Additionally, the container joins trunnions to make it tumble with ease.

Again, each of these cylindrical arms has got access points for loading material, cleaning and monitoring.

Remember, the interior and exterior surface finishing is of 240 grit, with a mirror finishing on the internal parts.

· Discharge system

The discharge system of the mixer is usually at the bottom part of the V shape cylindrical shells typically about 24 inches or more from the floor.

This division has got efficient valves which regulate the withdrawal of products.

The valves give a secure seal to avoid material wastage via spillage in the process maintaining a tidy working environment.

The drive mechanisms of the valve are of three types,ie.

  • Manual operation – the supervisor takes full measures to ensure close and open.
  • Pneumatic operation – this kind delivers more accurate regulation of the unloading procedure.
  • Electric

Above all, you’re capable of selecting your suitable kind of valve from a variety depending on your application.

Some common types of plugs are:

  • Spherical valves
  • Knife gate valves
  • Rotatory ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Plum blossom dislocation valves

For sensitive products which shouldn’t have dead spots after discharging go for spherical valves, however, knife gate valves are dust-tight hence suitable for powders and granules.

Elsewhere, liquid or wet applications would be suited with rotatory ball valves since they’re liquid tight.

At the discharge port, you can collect the products in barrels or stuffing boxes.

 Parts of V type blender

 Parts of V type blender

· Control system

The V blender comes with a pre-installed full kit of the control system.

The structure comprises a user interface screen/ control panel and programmable logic control( PLC)

The PLC system is critical for programming multiple machine operations and other demanding processes.

The control system is very vital to the overall operations of the mixer and consists of:

  • Main power switch
  • Start button
  • Safety limit buttons – the switch provides a precautionary measure of ensuring the safety guard fully covers the rotating section before the operation kicks off.
  • A Variable frequency drive that initiates soft start when the mixer is under full load.
  • Besides, it’s for adjusting the speed of rotation.
  • Fuse
  • Emergency stop button to switch off the machine.

· Drive mechanism

a. This part guarantees the adequate machine thrust for operation. Some of the standard parts here include the

DC motor – which provides enough torque and constant rotational force to the cylindrical shells.

Moreover, you have the freedom to choose a good one from a wide range of available options.

Some of them are:

  • general motors
  • high efficient type
  • energy saving motors
  • variable frequency motors
  • explosion resistant motors.

b. A complete AC to DC converter – The system converts the AC to DC power supply besides stepping down the voltage to a favorable one for use by the machine.

However, you can alter the driver unit plus other parameters such as the power consumption and output speed depending on:

  • Type of material
  • Starting method of the machine
  • Degree of processing

· Safety guard

The safety guard or railings covers the rotating segment thereby preventing the user from any physical injury during operation.

· Support stands

The sturdy stainless steel stands give the machine support during the rotation.

It also accommodates the massive weight of the base of the mixer.

· Stainless steel framework/profile

The profile provides structural support for the entire machine construction.

There you go.

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As we have seen, each part undertakes a specific vital role.

For you to achieve a homogenous mixture, all these parts work dependently.

Next, we discuss the overall working principle of the mixer

Keep on reading to understand how you can obtain a uniform mixture with this machine.

V Blender Working Principle

To start with before any operation, you must ensure that the machine is accurately connected and systems functioning effectively.

The blending operation is quite simple and straight forward.

The loading of the materials is through any of the two shells.

However, if you want a dust free operation, then you may incorporate a bin charging system.

You may as well choose to go with an automated drum loading style if you’re using a PLC machine.

Again, you have to take care when loading powders of similar properties, i.e. size, density, and shape.

For such, load each arm of the cylinder with an equal proportion of the materials, this ensures you achieve a homogenous mixture.

Once the loading is complete, then the tumbling process begins. Remember, it’s the shells that act as the mixing vessel.

In the cylinders, the materials regularly split into the two arms and combine intermittently.

The mixing occurs as the materials freely fall inside the cylinders under the action of gravity.

Now, this motion produces a continuously convergent and divergent force on the components.

Meanwhile, the content gets increasingly in contact with the large vessels interior walls leading to a smooth and uniform blending.

During the blending operation in the vessel, a significant technique which contributes to the achievement of a viable mixture is the diffusion.

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V blender – Photo courtesy: Powder Process

Diffusion is simply the process of movement of small particles in a region.

In the shells, the solid particles engage in random motion as the rotation of the vessel goes on.

An increase in the rotation would significantly lead to an equal rise in the movement of the particles leading to diffusive kind of blending.

Typically, the blending time is between 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

Note that the time could vary depending on the material for blending.

Under normal/ optimum conditions, the diffusion technique leads to a highly uniform precise formulation.

Once you have your desired product, then you may proceed to unload it through the discharge port.

Depending on the type of the discharge valve used, you need to engage it accordingly to release the formulation.

Collection of the product is by use of drums, barrel or any other preferred collection equipment.

Unloading is even very much easier due to the V shape of the vessel.

Below are a few considerations to make during the operation.

The efficiency of the machine would largely depend on how you use it plus some factors.

How is that possible?

 Material processing in V blender

Material processing in V blender – Photo courtesy: Powder Process

Take note that the endorsed load volume in the blender should be approximately 50 % to 70 % of the entire mixer capacity.

Manufacturers recommend the capacity regulation to enable you to achieve a homogenous mixture within a short duration.

Failure to which, the time would hike.

Speed of blending/ rotational speed –lower rates results into equally little shear forces on the contrary to the higher rate.

However, high speed leads in the production of lots of dust which affects the fines.

Subsequently, you should regulate the speed by the critical speed.

Expressly, set the rate at 50 % to 80 % of the critical speed.

That’s how the machine operates.

Simple right?
no matter the design of the V blender, they all have got a similar working principle.

A few things may are adjustable during the manufacturing process of the machine.

Manufacturers do these adjustments to suit the customer’s needs.

Do you know a few design considerations of the blender?

Let’s proceed together for you to get detail explanation.

V – Blender Design and Construction

Manufacturers often make some adjustments which enhance the general operations of the mixer.

Below are some of them.

 V blender structure

V blender structure

1. Construction material

The whole body of the machine is made out of the SS 316/ SS304 / SS316 L. Similarly to the material contact parts.

Though, the choice of the individual material heavily relies on the customer requirement.

Also, the internal surface polishing is to 240 grit while the outer surface polishing is of the 150 grit.

2. Safety railing and support stands

The machine has got safety railings which protect the user from potential physical harm or injury during the operation.

The safety rails cover the rotating vessel.

The machine has got a broad support stand that supports the overall machine structure.

3. The blender design

The dual cylindrical vessels are of a V shape design which plays significant roles including:

  • Enhancing the intermixing of the materials.
  • Facilitatesnear complete unloading of the products.
  • Faster and easier cleaning.

4. Intensifier bar

An intensifier bar is an option if your application requires more sheer to breakdown the agglomerates hence reducing lumps.

Spray pipesarean addition into the bar for introducing fluids into the mixing.

Usually, the manufacturers install the intensifier bar at the axis of rotation of the blender.

Advantages of the intensifier bar include:

  • Not only making it possible for achieving dry mixing but also a wet mixture.
  • It makes it simple to blend both fine particles and coarse particles.
  • It Simplifies blending of the cohesive powders.

The shortcomings are:

  • Potential excessive particle attrition.
  • It makes cleaning difficult.
  • Brings about problems in sealing the bar shaft.

5. Machine base

The massive base requires an extensive support framework to hold it in position.

6. Double cylindrical shells

The twin shells are at an angle of about 60 ° – 90°.

The inclination gives a free flow of the inferior flowing products.

Knowing how the machine works together with its relevant parts are numerous steps ahead.

But do you mind acknowledging the techniques behind selecting a suitable mixer?

I guess not.

Let’s keep moving together for a comprehensive guide on the buying techniques.

Consideration when Selecting V Blender System

The ultimate question is, how do you select a proper V blender?

To help us answer this crucial question, we shall look at some a few parameters which should help you make the right decision.

 

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· Material charging and discharging method

Several models of the V blender have got varied techniques of loading and unloading materials.

Some use automatic loading systems, bin charging systems while others simple manual system.

In some cases, the discharging method isprogrammable by use of PLC.

For others, it’s merely by opening and closing valves.

· Design of the machine

You should look for a mixer which is easily accessible for sanitation.

Also if you wantthe dry application, then you could go for a jacketed mixing vessel which is vacuum rated.

Vacuum drying is preferable to use with heat- sensitive products since it demands less heat for drying compared to the conventional atmospheric conditioning.

· Efficiency

Grading the efficiency of the machine is easy.

You look at the elimination of lumps and achievement of the homogenous mixture.

Meaning, you will go for one that has got an intensifier bar to break down lamps.

Besides, look for one that has a higher critical speed which translates to short cycles.

· Control system

For a mixer, the basic controls would allow you to start, stop and jog the drive.

For you to optimize your machine, you may include a variable frequency for soft starting when the mixing vessel is under full capacity.

Optionally, you could opt for a sophisticated PLC which enables you to program most of the operations.

· Material type

Depending on the kind of material you’re planning to use, it will call for a few adjustments.

The standard powder and granules don’t require any specialty.

However, for those products that form agglomerates, you’ll have to need an introduction of intensifier bar.

Besides, if drying is necessary, then a jacketed vessel for vacuum drying would be suitable.

· Quality compliance

Checking for validation is one of the measures most people often forget to do yet it’s very critical.

Material contact parts such as the valves and mixing vessel need to pass FDA test.

The general machine construction should be to the cGMP standards together with the CE.

· The capacity of the blender

The mixers are available in different sizes, from 5 Litres to 2000 Litres.

Large volumes are customizable upon request.

So you need to evaluate your volume demand before purchasing.

Note that, the usual working capacity for most mixers should be about 50 % to 70 % of the total mixer capacity.

· V blender mixing speed

The speed varies depending on the machines; some achieve a rotation speed of 5 rpm, others 45 rpm or even more.

 


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The speed is essential since it would also determine the duration of your blending.

Always discuss with your manufacturer to know more about the critical speed of the device before placing a quotation.

· Mixing capability

Apart from the dry powders, V blenders could also mix low viscous, slurry applications.

In such a case, the operator introduces the solids and liquids via the cylindrical cover.

However, in circumstances whereby the liquid is a minor element, then the spray nozzles in the intensifier bar spray it across the solids as the blender rotates.

· V Blender Configuration

Now you can acquire a mixer which compliments perfectly with your process.

Below are some configurations you may opt to purchase.

i. Cantilevered Design

The cantilevered design makes the shells hang in space with one primary anchor.

Therefore, the mixing vessel is easily removable.

Clamping is also simple since you can choose to fix the cylinders manually or automatically.

ii. Cantilevered V- lift Design

Cantilevered lift design is yet another type.

Here, the mixing vessel has a joint to a protruding lift system.

The lift thus enables the shell to rotate freely but firmly attached.

The lift design enables you to load and unload products with much ease.

iii. V Blender Laboratory Design

The laboratory design istailorspecific for use in a lab setting.

Due to the working environment, this kind of mixer has customizable components.

The shells can vary from V shape, cone, or bin shapes.

Various models can process different batches, e.g., 4 quarts, 8 quarts or 16 quarts of working volumes.

iv. V Blender Portable Design

The portable design enables you to change the location of your work station with much flexibility.

They’re additionally available in different working volumes up to 32 quarts or as requested by the customer.

v. V Blender Design for Production

Blenders for the production are available in a range of capacities up to 4247 liters.

Most of their components are customizable to fit their harsh working conditions.

You realize that every model of the mixer is distinct.

Therefore, always be in touch with your manufacturer to get updated on ways of optimizing your blending.

Above all, refer to the machine specifications before placing any quotation.

By doing so, you will assess the capability of the machine to meeting your blending requirements.

Indeed it’s vital to always request for the user manual or brochure.

These documents list every critical information you seek about the machine, so you make a comparison with your application.

Apart from these documents, you can’t eliminate the significance of the V – Blender User Requirement Specification (URS).

We capture that next.

V- Blender User Requirement Specification

The V- Blender User requirement specification is a technical document prepared by experts dealing with the specific machinery.

It comprises of all the information you need about the V blender.

It’s a necessary document since it stipulates the design, inspection protocols, end user, testing, quality standardization regulatory conditions among other issues.

Ultimately, the importance of the URS lies during the making of the quotations.

You will have to compare and contrast all the information entailed in the document together with your application requirements.

Through this, you limit the numerous possible miscommunication.

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Briefly, a proper V- Blender URS captures the following:

i. Approval – entails confirmations and certifications by a specialist. It’s authentic when duly signed.

ii. Introduction – covers design, purpose, scope, validation, manufacturers details, practicability and description.

iii. Overview –specifies the use, capacity, products, working mechanisms, etc.

iv. Machine specification – deals with operation, the material of construction, cleaning, utility needs, physical parameters, safety measures, maintenance, and spare parts.

v. Plans and documents –includes proposals, design qualifications, compliance, reports, drawings, service manuals, several certificates, etc.

vi. Samples of materials for tests

vii. Responsibilities –detailed description of roles for all relevant parties.

viii. Factory acceptance tests

ix. Site acceptance test (SAT), commissioning, validation, and training of owners personnel

x. Quality standards documents

xi. Export packaging, delivery FOB, insurance and protection

xii. Glossary

Note that making a V- Blender URS isn’t an easy task.

Therefore, you should contact a professional manufacturer to assist you in making a comprehensive one.

Now that you know what to look for before purchasing a mixer, we proceed to the next segment.

In which sectors would you use the V – Blender?

Applications of the V – Blender Systems

Throughout this guide, it’s evident that a V blender is perfect for blending dry powders, granules, sensitive products or even some liquid applications.

Besides, this equipment is available for use in various industries.  Such as:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food processing industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Cosmetics and personal care industry

We shall briefly look at those applications.

Mixing powder

 Mixing powder

a) Pharmaceutical industry

The V blenders are essential in the preparations of homogenous powders together with granular blends essential for generic drugs and medicines.

Besides, the V blender is favorite in pharma industries since the companies adhere to the strict production techniques, testing, and quality compliance.

These requirements are only achievable by the V mixer.

b) Food processing industry

Achieving good food requires proper mixing of ingredients and flavors.

Besides, most people prefer to realize the consistency of taste, texture, color, and appearance in the food they daily consume.

Consequently, most food companies rely on V blender to process various food products.

Some of them are candy, cheesecake formulations, juices, sauces, syrups, etc.

c) Chemical industries

The chemical industry heavily relies upon high viscosity mixing, deagglomeration, homogenization, dry blending, particle size reduction all of which the V blender does precisely.

Specifically, the blending technique is crucial in manufacturing abrasives, mineral powders for the formulation, chlorinated organics, epoxy hardeners, fertilizers, lubricants oils, PVB emulsions, explosives, etc.

d) Cosmetics and personal care industry

Most common cosmetic ingredients are emulsions.

Lotions, creams, make-up and other cosmetic products have got a pleasant consistency and texture which attributes from the power of emulsions.

The V blenders provide the much-needed emulsification and particle size decrease.

Therefore, the mixer is valuable in manufacturing lipsticks, skin care creams, toothpaste, powder foundations, gels, etc.

Conclusion

It’s an indisputable fact that the V- Blender plays an integral role in blending dry powders and granules.

Furthermore, you now clearly see that the high- tech V blender comes in various configurations and designs.

The secret to producing a quality blend is to evaluate your application requirements then make an accurate analysis of the right mixer.

No need to stress yourself; we captured all that in this comprehensive guide.

That’s it.