The characteristics of a good mixer
Talking about mixers, speed and quality are two qualities customers prioritise. Furthermore, a good mixer should be easy to clean and maintain.
Mixing is very important and it’s essential to know what the feed formulation is and that all the ingredients remain intact during the process. In fact, when mixing is not done correctly with certain ingredients, it can lead to serious problems. For example, too many or too few minerals or medicines in the end feed can result in animals getting sick.
The formula has to be mixed properly, so the animals get exactly the ingredients they need to grow; otherwise, it will cost the farmer money and feed, that already takes the largest share in the production costs. Then good mixing ensures the required growth of the animals.
At the same time, it’s also important to consider that no products are carried from one formula to the next, producing cross-contamination. To avoid this phenomenon, a mixer needs a good cleaning on a regular basis and a design that can be cleaned easily and thoroughly.
Summing up, a good mixer must meet the following specifications:
- Homogeneity after as short a time as possible
- Careful treatment of the mixed material
- No residues remaining in the mixer
- Possibility to add liquids
- Short filling and discharge time
- Variable rate of admission