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Bin Blender

The Rheo Bin Blender is a high quality robust machine that is designed to provide a homogeneous and efficient blend.

The benefits of the Rheo Bin Blender include:

  • Combined Handling and Blending Solution
  • High Containment Processing
  • Contained Product Quality
  • Parallel Processing
  • Modular Blending Bin Volumes

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Integrated Material Handling System

We believe engineering the right material handling system is critical to ensuring process flow. Our expertise in equipment design allows us to offer a unique perspective when developing complex material handling processes. Bin (IBC) handling systems can often improve containment, product purity, and enhance productivity. Our team wants to collaborate with all the key stakeholders on your project to discuss the key design considerations and develop the best material handling system for your process.

 


Rheo Bin Blender

Powered Bin Clamping

Bins (IBCs) are automatically docked with powered cylinders. Pressure sensors ensure Bins are secured.

Robust Drive System

The electric drive system is enclosed in pedestal cabinet, designed for limited mechanical maintenance.

Automated Blending Recipes

The HMI uses pre-configured recipes for blend time, number of rotations, and rotation speed.

Variable Rotating Speed

Bin (IBC) rotation speed is controlled using a variable frequency drive; a touch-screen.

Various Bin Volumes

The Bin Blender arm can accommodate a range of Bin (IBC) sizes. Rheo offers a variety of standard and custom Bin (IBC) designs and sizes to fit your process needs.


Configurations

The Rheo Bin Blender can be configured to best fit the specific application.

Bin Blender - Column Blender

Column Blender

The column design offers the benefits of a material handling system with an integrated lift and rotating column. This allows for positioning the Bin (IBC) for a vertical powder transfer to the next process step; commonly used in granulation processes where in-line screening or milling is necessary.


Rheo Bin Blender

Pedestal Blender

The pedestal design offers the increased blending capacity through parallel processing that cannot be achieved with stationary tumble blenders. This is most commonly used in higher volume operations as a dedicated blending system.



Bins

Rheo offers a wide range of standard Bin (IBC) sizes. We can also customize a Bin (IBC) design to fit your application needs. Each Bin (IBC) is manufactured with the highest standards for welding and polishing, with large radius corners to allow for optimal cleaning.



Rheo Testing Center

Testing Center

Bulk powder handling can be a challenging process and there are many factors that lead to the optimal solution. We can handle the risk for you! The Rheo Testing Center provides a controlled environment where products can be tested to verify performance. Send your materials to our testing lab in Peoria, IL for testing with our demo Bin Blender. You can come on site to observe the testing or we can send video and/or a detailed report after the tests are complete.

Reach out to your Regional Sales Manager to discuss the testing of your next bulk powder handling project.



Common Specifications [customized per application]

Load Capacity 2,200 lbs [1,000 kg]
Max Rotation Speed 20 RPM (controlled by VFD)
Skew Angle 30 degrees
Material of Construction 304 Stainless Steel
Surface Finish 35 µin [0.89 µm] Ra with smooth welds as laid
Utility Electric: 480 VAC, 3 Phase, 60 Hz
Controls touch-screen HMI with separate E-Stop and on/off switch
Hazardous Rating configurable for use in Hazardous Locations: Class I Divisions 1 and 2, Class II Divisions 1 and 2, ATEX Zone 2 or Zone 22

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Customizable

The Rheo design library and fast track design services allow our team to efficiently tailor our products to meet the specific requirements of each application. During the design phase, the Rheo engineering team analyzes the application to develop a custom and comprehensive material handling solution. By using standard options as well as custom-designed features, a GMP operator-centric design can be achieved. Load capacity, maximum rotation speed, and maximum lift height are all easily customized to fit a specific application.



Control Options

The Bin Blender comes standard with a fully automated blending sequence controlled by a PLC with touchscreen HMI. The automated blending sequence is customized with the blend time, number of rotations, and rotation speed for each specific blend recipe to ensure repeatability.

Safety interlocks can be set up with gates or laser sensors to prevent any operation if an operator is within range of the Bin Blender.