Powder Blending Systems

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What is MixSys?

MixSys is a desk-height powder blending/mixing system that utilizes a Fristam FZX vacuum pump and an FS shear blender to quickly and completely incorporate wet and dry ingredients into a liquid stream. 

MixSys can accomplish all the same duties that as a high shear tank, but with a significantly reduced floor space requirement and a much safer operation height.

What are MixSys’ benefits?

When compared to traditional blend or mix tanks, MixSys’ innovative design differentiates itself in three major categories: safety, footprint, and foam-control. 

Safety – MixSys is the height of a standard office desk, which means that loading operations are completed at standing height. With operators’ feet safely planted on the floor, MixSys drastically reduces the risk of operator accident or injury when compared to traditional tank-based systems. 

Traditional blend or mix systems typically require operators to load ingredients at platform height near the top of tanks. Ingredients are either carried up the platform or placed on a lift to accomplish the task, each with their own inherent safety risks. 

Footprint – MixSys is a self-contained system that simply requires a single blend tank allowing facilities to reclaim large amounts of floor space. 

Traditional systems are comprised of the main process tank, any surrounding platforms, and any stairs, ladders, or lifts to reach loading height. This design is space-hungry and costly due to the custom fabrication and designs required.

Foam-Control – MixSys completes all dissolving, blending, or mixing within a closed environment inside the pump head. With agitation always under the liquid level, MixSys reduces the infiltration of oxygen. Therefore, MixSys also significantly reduces the production of foam when compared to traditional atmospheric tanks that are not sealed-off from oxygen. 

Is MixSys right for my facility?

If your facility is blending or mixing up powders and liquids under the effect of high shear, there’s a high probability MixSys is for you. We’d love to get to know you, your product, and your facility better. Please contact us to see how MixSys might benefit your operation.

Learn how you can put Statco-DSI’s powder blending systems to work for your business.

Low-cost, no-risk plant trials are available for our powder blenders & mixers.

How Does MixSys Work?

MixSys utilizes a vacuum pump and a shear blender in a small footprint to quickly and completely incorporate wet and dry ingredients into a liquid stream.

The Fristam FZX pump pulls the base fluid out of the receiving tank and transfers it to the MixSys, generating a strong vacuum in the pipe just below the funnel. This vacuum draws the powder or liquid into the fluid flow before mixing the product together.

The Fristam FZX then pumps this mixture through the FS shear pump where any remaining mixing is completed through extreme turbulent action. The product is then pumped from the MixSys to a batch or process tank.

The MixSys pumps leave behind little product making cleaning easy. The system is also fully CIP’able.

Benefits & Features

Maximize Product Yields

  • Improves product quality, eliminating unblended product
  • Reduces processing time
  • Operator friendly
  • Safe ground-level operation
  • Economical operation and maintenance

MixSys Components

  • Fristam FZX self-priming liquid ring pump
  • Firstam FS shear blending pump
  • Powder funnel
  • Powder control valve
  • Liquid control valve
  • Control panel

Specifications

  • Maximum viscosity: 1,000,000cps
  • Flow rate: 15-250gpm

Controls & Software

  • Panel bench tested and removable for service when needed
  • Available Options Include:
    • VFD
    • NEMA 4X
    • Remote Mounting
    • UL Listing
    • PLC
    • Valve Control
    • Vibration Control

Construction Material

  • All product surfaces are constructed with 304L SS
  • Funnel: 24″ concentric with grate and lid
  • Butterfly valves
  • T304SS stainless steel adjustable feet standard

Additional Options

  • Casing drain
  • Double seals on pumps
  • Adaption to bulk bag feeder

Applications

We design and manufacture the MixSys for a wide variety of products.

DAIRY

  • Chocolate Milk
  • Cottage Cheese Dressing
  • Ice Cream Mix
  • Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Pudding

FOOD

  • Olive Oil/Water Emulsion
  • Salsa & Hot Sauce
  • Ketchup & Mustard
  • Vegetable Oil Refining
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salad Dressing
  • Pizza Sauce

BEVERAGE

  • Orange Juice
  • Mineral Water
  • Green Tea
  • Vegetable/Fruit Juice
  • Isotopic/Sports Drinks
  • Soft Drinks

PERSONAL CARE

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion & Cream
  • Mouthwash
  • Wet Wipes

Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera
  • Aspartame
  • Non-Fat Dry Milk (NFDM)
  • Salt
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Chocolate Powder
  • Sugar
  • Citric Acic

BIO-PHARM

  • Cough Syrups
  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Ointments
  • Tablet Coatings

Interested in putting the MixSys to work for your business? Request a quote today!

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