Plough Shear Mixer

Ploughshare Mixer

Ploughshare Mixers (or plow mixers) operate on the principle of a mechanically generated fluid bed with three dimensional movement of the product. They provide excellent solutions for mixing materials like powders, powders with liquids, and heavy paste. Homogenous mixing of materials with varying densities, flow-properties, particle sizes and structures is achieved in quick time.

It is a high-performance horizontal turbulence ploughshare mixer for solids and powders ideal for intense and fast mixing, suitable for all types of products, including very disperse granulation and densities.

The ploughshare mixer has special “ploughshare” type blades that rotate at high speed, centrifuging the product intensively and generating a high fluidification of the products inside the


  • Short mixing time.
  • Repetitive, reproducible and scalable mixing.
  • Low maintenance required.
  • Large lateral inspection and maintenance doors.
  • Capacities from 100 up to 6000 liters.
  • Batch-wise operation.


  • Internally mirror polished Ra ≤ 0.6 µm (Grit 360). Externally matte or mirror polished.
  • Heating/cooling jacket.
  • Design under pressure and/or vacuum – see dryer and reactor.
  • Mixing, disruption and chopping intensifiers.
  • Wall to wall discharge outlet available.
  • Sanitary design according to cGMP, validatable FDA.
  • Continuous mixing.
  • Pilot plant models available.
  • ATEX execution officially certified for internal zone 0/20.
  • Charging and dosing systems for solids.
  • Electronic weighting.
  • Formulation systems.
  • Packing systems.