About Mixing
(or Batch vs. Continuous Processing!)

From the beginning of recorded history, humankind has combined different materials: solids with solids, liquids with liquids and solids with liquids. Generally, amounts of the different materials were placed together in a container and a mixing force was imposed -- stirring, whipping, kneading. shaking -- some form of agitation, to produce the compounded result. While this "batch" form of combining materials is, by far, the most commonly practiced industrial process, mixing can also be achieved by flowing materials together in a "Continuous Process."
Benny Batch meets High Tech Mixers designed for continuous processing generally fall into one of two categories:

1.] Static Continuous Mixers are generally limited to liquid/liquid mixing. Sometimes referred to as Tube Mixers, they consist of a pipe or tube with stationary dividers positioned in the interior. Static Mixers are used to combine liquids with liquids when the difference in viscosities is not significant. However, many applications require the additional energy provided by the action of a Mechanical Mixing device.

2.] Mechanical Continuous Mixers incorporate a mechanical or moving agitator that acts on the different materials as they pass through the mixing chamber. The most common Mechanical Mixer configuration is the horizontal orientation for the mixer and chamber. These mixers may have rotating agitators of varied designs -- pins, paddles, ploughs, augers, etc.