Vertical Blenders are an excellent design alternative for applications that are shear sensitive or where space on the plant floor is at a minimum.
The gentle blending action of the slow turning blending screw is far gentler than that of a horizontal blender. The blending screw orbits the conical vessel wall while it turns and gently lifts material upward. The materials are then thrust at the upper most batch level towards the center of the vessel, and then move slowly back down the center, while mixing with materials being moved upward by the orbiting screw.
When compared to horizontal blenders this design has several advantages: