Drum mixers are gallon drums that rotate in order to mix chemicals and materials such as gravel and cement. Drum mixers are a broad category of mixers with many variations. For example, portable drum mixers are one type of drum mixer which may be used for in-container mixing. Other drum mixers have their own container into which materials must be poured.
Drum mixers are generally used to blend mixtures of low to medium viscosities such as cement or adhesive slurries; this particular kind of mixer is capable of mixing substances of very different particle sizes such as gravel and cement slurry or ice cream and fruit. Internal paddles or blades mix, blend or clean and a sturdy frame supports the drum as it rotates or tumbles. These are inherently batch mixers because they work with a single batch at a time. Drum mixers are made from steel and can either have thick walls or thin walls depending on capacity and insulation properties needed for the process. The mixers are powered by pneumatic or electric motors. Sizes for drum mixers include 5 gallon drums, 55 gallon drums and mixers for tanks that can hold up to 950 gallons. Many industries utilize drum mixers including the food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical, construction, manufacturing, cosmetics and agriculture industries. Drum mixers are frequently used to mix disparate dry and wet materials, chemicals, plastics, cement, biodiesel and many other products.
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