Full discharge and quick sanitation: Munson launches Vee Cone

The Vee Cone Blender achieves uniform blends gently, sanitises rapidly, and discharges thoroughly using less energy than agitated blenders.

The new 28-litre Vee Cone Blender from Munson Machinery achieves uniform blends of dry bulk solids in 15 to 30 minutes typical, with little or no product degradation.

Suitable for laboratory testing, pilot plants or low volume blending of dry powders and granular materials, the unit delivers equal homogeneity at fill volumes from 100% to 25% of rated capacity.

Smooth internal surfaces free of baffles, shafts and bearings, allow complete discharge through a 152 mm hand-wheel-operated butterfly valve, eliminating material waste. Access to internal surfaces through the discharge valve and twin doors at the ends of the inclined cylinders permits thorough sanitising in minutes, preventing cross contamination.

Driven by a 0.75kW wash-down motor, the Vee Cone chamber rotates at up to 30RPM, imparting a tumbling action that is more gentle and consumes less energy than ribbon blenders and other agitated machines in which blades, paddles or plows are forced through stationary material.

A safety-interlocked polycarbonate housing protects operators from the rotating vessel.

An optional intensifier bar can break up soft agglomerates, and be equipped with spray ports to distribute liquid additions throughout the batch.

Designated model VB-1-S316, the blender is constructed of 316 stainless steel and is available finished to food, dairy, pharmaceutical and industrial standards.