The unique combination of Marion's process knowledge, our client's needs, and these custom options made this configuration possible. What can we design for you?
At Marion Process Solutions, we take pride in being the only horizontal mixing and blending company that is 3-A authorized. We are committed to providing an efficient sanitary solution, with sanitary finishes and fits as well as 3-A certified incidental contact zones.
Marion offers fluidizing paddle mixers for fast and gentle mixing. The fluidizing agitator uses large paddles with dual-directional sweeping movements, creating a fluidizing bed within the mixer. Direct contact with paddles is minimized as material is swept by moving air continually pushed both outwards and inwards in fluid mixing movements. The fluidizing agitator design offers fast processing, low maintenance and easy cleaning. Food-grade finishes are available to meet sanitary design requirements.
Air Supply Manifold
At Marion, we offer innovative and durable SealGuard™ air supply manifold technology to prevent costly seal damage. Acting as an insurance policy that ensures air pressure is on and flowing to the seals prior to mixing, it is a simple yet effective component of preventive maintenance that will ensure your industrial mixer is performing optimally.
Staying competitive in today’s world requires intelligence in and on all fronts. That’s why Marion Process Solutions has invested in an expert team of talent to create intelligent solutions through smart controls. iNCONTROL™ is much more than a control system capability. It’s a toolbox of resources and knowledge that will take your machine to the next level of performance. Your smart resource from day one. At a minimum, all control packages include:
An enclosure with a NEMA or IEC rating depending on the application
A lockable service disconnect suitable for lock-out/tag-out devices
Fuse or circuit breaker protection
E-stop and safety limit switch circuitry where applicable
Custom is what we do, and our covers are no exception. Doors, inlets, dust collection vents, threaded temperature probes and pressure relief ports are just a few of the endless ways our covers can be configured to meet your needs. It all starts with safety and ergonomics. Hinged doors that provide full-width access can be counter balanced and/or counter weighted, as well as cylinder actuated for easy opening. The doors and safety grates located underneath are guarded by electrical interlock switches to prevent unsafe use.
Shaft mounted with torque arm for precision alignment
Helical cut gears for speed and torque conversion
Dual tapered bushings for simplified maintenance
Cast iron body for rugged industrial applications
TEFC or explosion proof frame construction
Direct drive options configurations for industrial to sanitary applications- no belts, pulleys or excessive maintenance
High locked rotor torque for starts under load
Inverter duty for variable frequency drives if required
Motors designed for sanitary requirements
High Speed Choppers
A superior product may be achieved by installing a chopper that provides the ability to blend and disperse in one operation. Mounted through the sides of the mixer trough, the agitator continually brings material into the chopper zone while mixing. Various styles of cutting edges on the intensive 3600 rpm chopper blades rip apart and circulate lumps and agglomerates, break up liquid-rich shot balls, open matted fibrous materials, and distribute pigments. Sample chopper applications include:
Mixing agglomerated pigments into plastic powder by dispersing the pigment and developing the color
Mixing resin into compacted asbestos, synthetic fiber, or fiberglass by allowing the resin uniformly penetrate and coat the fiber matrix
Blending blocks of solid shortening (or liquid shortening) into bakery mixes PVC resins, oily plasticizers, fillers and pigments
Blending dry pharmaceutical preparations with thick liquid binders to break up liquid-rich lumps and coat particles to produce a homogenous, compactable mix
Dispersing colored pigments into grout/cement mixes
Suitable for steam, hot oil or water, our ASME code rated jackets with optional external insulation provide a reliable solution for products that need to be heated or cooled during the mixing process.
With the addition of heat, a mixer can be used to cook, dry or create a chemical reaction.
When cooling, the benefits include chilling, freeze drying or the ability to stabilize a chemical reaction.
Marion Process Solutions has experience in working with applications that require temperature ranges from +600ºF to -20ºF.
Liquid, Gas or Shortening Injection Manifolds
When you need to add product to the mixer in a unique way, our liquid manifolds, shortening presses, liquid pumping units, and nitrogen blanket inlet ports can be the answer to your problem.
Accurate batch sizes are a snap when utilizing integral load cells.
Industry-leading suppliers available
Value added integration allowing for batch weight consistency and process validation
Ability to incorporate with control package and have multiple cell readouts for ease of operation.
Marion seals feature:
Air-purged single and double-lip options
Superior performance over rope packing
Disassembled, cleaned and re-installed within 5 minutes
Less expensive than mechanical designs
“F” Style Seal
Marion Style “F” 6” diameter adjustable seal housing assembly
Easily disassembled seal housing provides access for cleaning and maintenance
Minimized pocket size inside mixing vessel for reduced material build-up
All pneumatic components plumbed and regulated
Offers proven quality over rope packing seals and are less expensive than mechanical seal designs
Advantage of seal disassembly, cleaning and re-installation in less than 10 minutes
Proprietary to Marion Process Solutions
Marion Process Solutions custom engineered surge hoppers are the perfect solution for weighing, transferring and receiving material. Fabricated out of carbon or stainless steel, these can be designed to effectively handle the really tough stuff, or for products that require the highest level of sanitation. Accurate, low maintenance, flexible solutions for your processing needs.
Marion U-shaped troughs are:
The largest in production capacity
The easiest to clean
The most commonly used
Our semi-cylindrical troughs are effective for:
Pastes or slurries
Reducing the degradation of fragile ingredients
Allowing for the mixing of oversized materials,
Mixing sticky or tacky material
Here are a few examples of other related configurations.