PMD-VC Intensive Mixers

Automated Processing of Large Batches


The PMD-VC intensive mixers are large-volume stationary mixing and dispersing units for processing medium- to high-viscosity product batches. They are successfully employed primarily in the coatings, printing inks, wall paints, pigments and construction industries.

Bulk and large batch processing call for automated fast powder feeding the mixer. The PMD-VC with its ADS system enable a fast and controlled solid feeding, up to 70MT/hr whilst automatically adjusting the position of the dispersion blade to the right height to maintain the vortex. This is crucial for fast and efficient wetting of incoming powders.

After the powder additions, the automatic Dispersion mode cycle the mixing blade from the bottom to the top of the batch. This ensure repeatable high quality premix batches after batches.

The PMD VC intelligent mixer can be easily integrated into automatic production process.


  • Reduced power requirement due to the functional separation of mixing, with the multi-arm anchor agitator, and dispersing, with the toothed disk
  • Minimal increase in the product temperature
  • Variable height adjustment of the toothed disk by means of the hydraulic lifting column
  • Scraper blades on the anchor agitator guarantee complete product exchange on the tank walls as well as residue-free emptying
  • Intensive product cooling due to complete product exchange on the tank walls
  • Machine suitable for installation on platform or floor
  • Very easy to clean
  • Closed design
  • Partial batch processing from approx. 25% effective volume
  • Fast, efficient feeding of solids with ADS sound systeme
  • Variable speed for dispersion disk


Standard Design

  • Product-wetted parts in 1.4301 stainless steel
  • Conical tank design
  • Dissolver drive from above
  • Hydraulic lifting and lowering device for the dissolver drive
  • Anchor drive from below
  • Dissolver shaft made of high-strength stainless steel
  • Bellows at the shaft and lifting column


  • Special steels and surface treatment of product-wetted parts
  • Can be heated/cooled
  • Temperature monitor
  • Various Ex models
  • Vacuum model
  • Charging systems for solids and liquids
  • Automatic Dispersion System (ADS)
  • Weighing system with formula monitor Integration into higher-level process control systems
  • Camera system for process visualization
  • Cleaning systems up to 200 bar
PMD / PMD-VC Intensive Mixer – Large-batch mixer that provides for effective, energy-saving mixing through separation of the mixing and dispersing operations






The PMD and PMD-VC intensive mixers are stationary mixing and dispersing units for processing large batches.


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