About Mixing
(or The Autocon Difference)

Autocon Mixhead DiagramUnlike the typical mechanical continuous mixer configuration, Autocon Continuous Mixers are vertically oriented. This vertical orientation has critical importance when multiple Dry Feeders (3) are used in a process. The Dry Feeders may be easily clustered or stacked about a single Autocon Mixer.

The Autocon Mechanical Continuous Mixers employ a patented design wherein a turbine-like device
(1) rotates within a close-fitting cylindrical mixing chamber (2). The unique feature which allows the Autocon Mixer to operate continuously is the manner in which liquid is introduced into the Mixing Chamber (4) -- the liquid is pumped through the hollow main-shaft from the bottom or from the top to ports at a division or "split" (5) in the body of the rotating Mix Head where it enters the chamber, flowing outward toward the interior wall.

This manner of introducing liquid into the Mixing Chamber permits the entry area for the dry material (top of chamber) to remain dry, preventing choking or closure and allowing for continuous operation. It is at this point in the process -- when liquid is passing in the space between the mixing head body and the chamber wall -- that the solids falling from above first combine with the liquid in the minute/finite manner that results in total wet-up and even dispersion of the formula's ingredients.

When these combined materials eventually reach the discharge opening, the mixing action of the blades will have insured a uniform product. It must also be noted that when more than one liquid component is involved in the process, they will enter the chamber through dedicated ports in the "split." This confluence of the liquid components is essentially serving as a liquid pre-mixer to insure the final even dispersion.