Your two main options for coating larger particles with powders include ribbon blenders and fluidizers. To pick out the right one for your application, you need to know the strengths of each machine. Here are some of the reasons you should consider both of these blenders when looking for a machine to coat solids with powders.
Ribbon blenders are the traditional option for coating solids with powders. These machines come with the traditional trough that is filled through a hole in one end. They tend to be incredibly convenient because they empty through a discharge chute. Additionally, they are large machines that can handle most industrial loads. While they are larger, they are also easier to clean because you can easily remove the ribbon and the parts wiped down.
A fluidizer is a more versatile option because it can work with almost any type of material. For instance, it is so versatile that you can use it to mix metals, coat particles with powders, create custom formulations, and still create air-fluidized beds. This versatility means that you never have to wonder if your mix will work in the machine.
This machine also makes it easy to fine-tune your mixes. That means you can work on your blend until you have reduced the amount of powder you use. Additionally, you can choose the precise machine that meets your needs. There are large machines for the biggest jobs and smaller machines for those who are doing individual batches. You can also make multiple batches with small machines for a cost-effective option.
One common misconception about coating solids with powders is that a ribbon blender is your only option. Indeed, there are many advantages to using ribbon blenders. However, fluidizers are also an option. These are the more versatile machine and allow you to find ways to improve cost-efficiency.