Publication : 13 June 2018


Good engineering decisions go beyond selecting equipment. They must consider the broader context of the process environment.

Various global factors influence industrial decisions and expand the resource brainstorming process. Here are a few examples of limitations impacting process selection for the company:

  • Feasibility
  • Product traceability
  • Product quality
  • Process reliability
  • Innovation
  • Production performance
  • Process simplification
  • Optimisation of return on investment (ROI)
  • Reduction of investment required
  • Process and product eco-compatibility
  • Logistics performance

Industrial operators prioritize addressing all limitations in an optimized manner, utilizing mixing to unlock new horizons and applications.

Constantly striving to enhance performance, they adopt resources and methodologies, including lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, to optimize production.

These approaches emphasize consistent performance aligned with market expectations. Technical feasibility and performance in an industrial context are key considerations, making mixing an essential component of performance improvement strategies.

So how can mixing be designed to meet the needs of industrial operators?
Two approaches seem particularly worthwhile and relevant to many industrial segments that work with viscous mixtures and products.

Optimising costs with continuous process

The relevance of a continuous process

Transitioning to continuous transformation technologies represents a viable option for mixing advancements.

While logical for certain applications, batch-based production remains suitable for others, offering potential improvements.

Continuous production holds exceptional benefits, including waste reduction and process reliability enhancement through quality control and constant quality assurance.

Integrating phases

Another immediate performance improvement option involves reducing the number of production equipment.

Integrating phases and executing multiple actions and stages per equipment item are significant means of enhancing mixing. This aligns with the current demand for innovative and complex products, necessitating more flexible, integrated solutions.