Continuous Mixing

The Readco Continuous Processor is a twin shaft, co-rotating mixer, designed to mix one or more dry materials with one or more liquid materials on a continuous basis, producing a homogeneous product at the discharge end of the unit.

The Readco Continuous Processor is used in processes involving:

  • mixing
  • compounding
  • kneading
  • shearing
  • encapsulating
  • crystallizing

If you have batch mixers and have been looking for a way to improve your entire mixing process, the Readco Continuous Processor can help you solve your problem.

Ten Reasons Continuous Processing is Better Than Batch Mixing

SAFETY
Continuous processors are totally enclosed; therefore, you can operate them without the safety hazards associated with batch processing — such as opening and closing to add ingredients.

QUALITY & CONSISTENCY
The use of loss-in-weight feeders and pumps, increases the quality and consistency of the finished product — eliminating ‘batch to batch’ variations associated with manual feeding.

LABOR
With continuous processing there is a significant reduction in the cost of labor from eliminating the many manual operations involved with batch mixing.

FLOOR SPACE
Reduction of unnecessary equipment and material storage decreases the footprint of a continuous processing system compared with that of conventional batch processing.

CYCLE TIME
A continuous processing system will compress the total production cycle time by removing unnecessary steps that are inherent to batch mixing.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Dust, vapors, and other airborne contaminates are contained within a continuous processor unlike batch processing systems that can contaminate a work area.

WASTE
Since continuous processors only work on a small quantity of material at a time, the volume of scrap is greatly reduced if an upset condition occurs.

PROCESS STEPS
The flexibility and versatility of a continuous processor increases the diversity of processes that can be performed by a single unit. Examples of this are mixing, crystallizing, evaporating, and reacting.

EQUIPMENT
The combining of processes with a continuous system eliminates unnecessary equipment — simplifying the total system and reducing overall costs.

WORK IN PROGRESS
A continuous processing system facilitates just-in-time manufacturing by minimizing costs associated with material handling and inventory.