Continental Manufactures World's Largest Rotary Drum Batch Mixer

Continental Products Corp. has manufactured the world's largest rotary drum batch mixer. Continental Rollo-Mixer ® Model No. 132-1286/50s was shipped from Wisconsin at the end of August 2007 to the port of Houston. This massive batch mixer rotates at only 2 rpm and will uniformly blend 65,000 lb. batches of friable, cube-like particles in 3 minutes. The rotary drum batch mixer was constructed in 304 Stainless Steel and is equipped with a 100 hp Motor and Variable Frequency Drive. It is intrinsically safe for CE Compliance to meet stringent European Safety Standards.

On September 2nd, the mixer was placed into the hull of the cargo ship CC Hunter and sailed across the Atlantic. The Rollo-Mixer arrived in Europe on September 17th, 2007. This Mark VII Rollo-Mixer ® will blend 65,000 lb batches for a major chemical company in Europe.

See slideshow: Shipping the Rollo-Mixer ® Batch Mixer.

The batch mixer's dimensions are: 19' OAL, 16' OAW, and 14'-6" OAH and weighs 52,000 Lbs. Effective batch mixing volume is 1,286 cu. ft. The Rollo-Mixer's compact design has a relatively small footprint, which allows for substantial space savings.

Over the years, Continental has manufactured giant rotary drum batch mixers for a variety of industries. Including; 37,000 lb batches of animal health products, 34,000 lbs. of refractory blends, 32,000 lbs. of soy polymer powders, 28,000 lbs. of Magnesium Oxide blends and 22,000 lbs. of plastic pellets. Companies are able to test the Rollo-Mixer in a 10 cu ft capacity machine and scale up their process 1:1 from pilot tests to production runs.

These companies realize major manufacturing savings and quick return on investment in the areas of: quality control testing, less material handling, less batching time and major horsepower savings. Our customers have realized an 80% energy savings when replacing a ribbon mixer with a Continental Rollo-Mixer batch mixer as well as substantial energy rebates from local power companies. For example; one of our customers replaced a 1000 cubic ft ribbon mixer, which required a 150 horsepower motor to blend 25,000 lb batches with a product density of 25 lbs/ft3. Their new 1000 cu ft capacity Continental Rollo-Mixer required only 30 horsepower to blend the same 25,000 lb batch. Operating @ 20 hours per day x 350 days per year, they saved over $32,000 per year in energy savings alone. (Based on $0.05 cents per kWh)

The "Rollo-Mixer", a rotary drum batch mixer, is well known for its uniform blending as well as precision liquid addition capabilities with Free-Fall Processing®.

Continental manufactures mixing, blending and coating technology for a wide variety of industries throughout the world.

The Continental Rollo-Mixer ® is a Rotary Drum Batch Blender that uniformly blends ingredients having a wide variance in particle size, density, and proportions, typically in only 6 to 9 revolutions. Product moves by gravity in all planes. The gentle, low-shear, fast-mixing, positive displacement action creates continuous rivers of material which course into and flow through one another in a random confluence. This Rollo-Mixer achieves uniformity in 2 to 3 minutes; utilizing the least amount of energy per ton in the industry. The Continental rotary drum batch mixer ® is available in 4 designs and over 125 models; ranging from 3.5 to 1600 ft3 capacity.

Contact Us: Please visit for more information about the Continental Rollo-Mixer. Or call us 414.964.0640 Continental Products Corporation, PO Box 762 Milwaukee, WI 53211 Phone: 414.964.0640

Company Information:

Name: Continental Products Corporation

Address: PO Box 762

City: Milwaukee

State: WI

ZIP: 53211

Country: USA

Phone: 414 964-0640

Contact Name: John Callaghan

Title: Sales / Marketing / IT


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