Several types of batch mixers are available. Some of these are as follows:
· Tumbler Blenders : Double Cone Blender, V-Blenders, Octagonal Blender
· Convective Mixers: Ribbon Blender, Paddle Blender, Vertical Screw Blender, Sigma Mixer, Planetary Mixer
· Fluidization Blenders / Mixers: Plow Mixer, Double Paddle Mixer (Forberg Mixer)
Batch mixing is the more preferred mode of mixing for many industries and applications producing in small to medium capacities. The factors that influence the selection of such mixers are mixing duration, the size and geometry of mixer, and the operating conditions.