• Sigma Blade Mixer


Sigma Blade Mixer or Sigma Kneader is unique mixer machine perform homogeneous kneading operation for heavier viscosity materials. Double Z blades design is the exclusive feature of machine that rotate in opposite directions. Sigma Blade Kneader is advanced mixer uses to achieve uniform kneading with shear force. Sigma Mixer considered must have for bunch of operations in which mixing, kneading and grinding to name a few. It is uses for mixing wide array of products including adhesives, pharmaceutical products, polyester compounds, food products, soap, detergent, chemicals, dyes, pigments, pigments, putty, fiber glass and confectionary items to name a few.

Consists of a double U shape bowl welded together. There are two Z type sigma blades that rotate in opposite directions to each other. In order to obtain utmost kneading and mixing efficiency, clearance between the walls and the containers are kept as less as possible. Mixer trough and blades are made of mild steel, stainless steel of CF8 or CF8M as per individual requirements. Z blade mixer scores 10 on 10 in terms of safety as equipped with safety guards and grills.

Working Principle of Sigma Blade Mixer

Tangential action of mixing is thoroughly obtained by two ‘Z’ shaped kneading blades, which rotates in opposite direction to each other in order to transfer material one blade to another resulting which homogenous mixing operation performs.

Mixing action is combination of movement, elongating, folding, dividing, and recombining of the dough. Shearing & tearing action of material through blades and the shell causes size reduction of the solid dough. Once sterilizing the batch has elapsed, the heating circuit shuts of the pneumatics damper (exhaust) opens and cooling operation commences.

In the tangential design, the blades rotate in the trough meeting tangentially. The front blade generally rotates faster than the rear blade usually in the ratio of 3:2. Tangential blades are generally used for material of higher viscosities such as adhesives, rubber compounds, flush colors, dyes, and pigments.

In the overlapping design, the blades overlap above the saddle of the container. Due to the overlapping action it is necessary that the relative position of the two blades is unchanged, and as a result, both the blades rotate at the same speed. Materials that flow freely or creep down into the blades are mixed using the overlapping blade action. This design offers a faster interchange of material from one blade compartment of the mixer to the other. Overlapping blade action is used for materials of lighter viscosities such as carbon pastes, clay coating, creams, and ointments. The overlapping blade produces a lower kneading and shearing compared to the tangential blade action.

Features of Sigma Blade Mixer

  • Working capacity of up to 2000 liters and custom models available
  • Choice of stationary or tilting units for loading and unloading to suit your production needs; bottom valve discharge units also available.
  • Mono-screw extruder models available.
  • Jacketed trough design for heating or cooling.
  • Independent blade arm drive with differential rotating speeds and adjustable ratio.
  • Two sigma shaped blades fitted horizontally in each trough of the bowl.
  • Vacuum or pressure designs as per requirements.
  • The complete mixer is mounted on steel fabricated stand of suitable strength to withstand the vibration and give noise free performance.
  • Explosion-proof constructions available on demand.
  • 5 Step pulley for heavy load bearing capacity.
  • Vacuum generation system can be offered on demand.
  • Available in Stainless Steel 316, Stainless Steel 304 and Mild Steel materials.
  • Stainless Steel polish to matt & mirror finish as per customer’s requirements.
  • Mild Steel finish with one coat of red oxide and two coats of epoxy paint.
  • Discharge option of hand wheel operated (manual) or hydraulic operated (automatic) offered.
  • Mineral wool insulation with cladding on jacket.
  • Tangential designed ‘Z’ blades offered for uniform mixing.
  • PTFE made shaft sealing provided for food grade compatibility.
  • Minimum gap between trough inner shell & blades remove possibility of sticking product.

Application of Sigma Blade Mixer

Sigma blade mixer have different applications span over various industries. Be it Chemical, Dyes, Paints, Polymers, Polyester Putties, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, Food products etc. Sigma Mixer satisfy various applications of stiff paste mixing. Below are the most usage applications:

Food Industry: Processing of finely milled wheat flour, bechamel sauce, chocolate, bubble gum, biscuit doughs, sugar paste, Bakery Dough, Chewing gum, Compunded Hing, Asafoetida, Sugar pastes, Biscuit dough

Paint and Solvent Industry: Kneading of polyester putty, glass putty, adhesives, sealants, Fiberglass resin doughs, Polyester Compounds, Flush Colors, Brake lining compounds, Resins, Adhesives

Rubber Industy: Mixing of rubber solution & silicon rubber, Stiff pastes, Silicon Rubbers, Viscous rubber solutions, Sealing compounds, Butyl rubber

FMCG Products: Blending of Liquid Soap, Liquid Detergent, Soap Noodles, Soap & Detergent, Ceramics,

Miscellaneous Applications: Printing ink, Dispersion of iron compounds, ceramic powders, Crayon and pencil lead, Gaskets and gland packings, Grinding wheel preparations, Hot-Melts, Inks and pigment products, Marzipan,, Mastics, Metal powders, Moulding preparations, Pencil erasers, Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, Putties, Refractories, Magnetic Tape Coatings, Ceramics, Carbon Black, Carbon pastes, PVC coatings, Rubber Compounds, Fiber Glass, Grease, Lead Storage Battery, Zirconium Crucibles dough sigma mixer, Solid propellants

Technical Specification of Z Blade Mixer

Model Capacity – Litres Motor (H.P.)
Working Capacity approx. Gross Capacity approx. General Heavy Duty
ASM – 50 50 Liters 80 Liters 5 H.P. 7.5 H.P.
ASM – 75 75 Liters 110 Liters 7.5 H.P. 10 H.P.
ASM – 100 100 Liters 150 Liters 10 H.P. 15 H.P.
ASM – 150 150 Liters 200 Liters 15 H.P. 20 H.P.
ASM – 200 200 Liters 300 Liters 20 H.P. 25 H.P.
ASM – 400 400 Liters 550 Liters 30 H.P. 40 H.P.
ASM – 500 500 Liters 750 Liters 40 H.P. 50 H.P.
ASM – 750 750 Liters 1150 Liters 50 H.P. 60 H.P.
ASM – 1000 1000 Liters 1500 Liters 60 H.P. 70 H.P.
ASM – 1500 1500 Liters 2100 Liters 75 H.P. 80 H.P.
ASM – 2000 2000 Liters 2600 Liters 80 H.P. 90 H.P.
ASM – 3000 3000 Liters 3800 Liters 100 H.P. 120 H.P.

* Power voltage can be adjusted as per customer’s domestic power voltage requirements.
* Rights of technical improvements & modification reserved.
* Illustrations & dimensions are shown for information purpose only.