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Plough Mixer | high speed, high shear

Plough Mixer  Gardner Range

A Plough Mixer is a high shear, high-speed plough type mixer, with cylindrical short aspect ratio mixing chambers.

Typically used for powders, granules and pastes, these horizontal Gardner batch mixers utilise a high-shear plough agitator, which imparts a high-energy mixing action into the materials. This results in extremely short mixing time and efficiency.

Extra shear can be achieved by adding side cutters or intensifiers. Alternative trough shapes are available to suit specific application requirements. Capacities range from 50 to 50,000 litres.

Plough Mixer

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GARDNER Plow Mixers are high energy mixers for the ultra-rapid mixing of powders and pastes.

Features and Benefits

  • High shear plow agitator
  • Short aspect ratio mixing trough
  • Large bomb-door discharge
  • Range from 40L to 25,000L
  • Optional side intensifiers or choppers
  • Ideal for breaking up lumps and agglomerates
  • Rapid dispersal of minor ingredients


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GARDNER Plow Mixers can be customised and adapted to suit the varying demands of individual applications.

These typically include:

  • Increased shear energy from side intensifier or chopper
  • External jackets of the mixer trough for heating or cooling the mixer contents
  • Pressure and vacuum capable vessels for drying, heating, cooling and sterilizing processes
  • Liquid addition facilities, including pressure spraying, atomizing and gravity sparge pipes.
  • Range of various materials of construction

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GARDNER Plow Mixers are best used where a process requires high levels of mix energy to achieve fast and efficient blends of materials.

Typical applications include:

  • Extending and dispersion of pigments and dyes in carrier bulk powders
  • Cutting of oils and solid fat into dry bakery mixes
  • Liquid addition to powders, especially where agglomerates may form
  • Granulation of powders
  • Glycerin soap mixing

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