ANDRITZ Feed Technologies launches fast and efficient OptiMix paddle mixer


International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched a new paddle mixer for feed compounds. The main benefit of the innovative ANDRITZ OptiMix mixer is the high speed, mixing up to 30 batches per hour, which is three times faster than the previous generation of mixers.

Further advantages are the unique design features, making the mixer as clean and easy to maintain as possible. The OptiMix paddle mixer has a special self-cleaning feature: The rotor changes direction between each batch, ensuring that all surfaces are kept clean by the material being mixed. Furthermore, placing the nozzles directly in the inlet ensures that they are wiped clean as well while each batch is loaded. The paddle mixer was tested and verified by TI (Technological Institute) and MTSE (Micro Tracer Services Europe) and achieved the highest scores possible for mixing quality (mixing probability of > 25% within 75 seconds, equivalent to a coefficient of variation of < 5%).

The new paddle mixer will be introduced at the Victam International exhibition taking place from June 9-11, 2015, in Cologne, Germany.

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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ Feed Technologies
ANDRITZ Feed Technologies is one of the worldwide leading suppliers of systems, equipment, and services for the industrial production of animal feed pellets (pet food, fish, and shrimp feed).

Fast, clean, and easy to maintain: the new OptiMix paddle mixer from ANDRITZ Feed Technologies.

Fast, clean, and easy to maintain: the new OptiMix paddle mixer from ANDRITZ Feed Technologies.


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