Charles Ross & Son Co. (ROSS) recently unveiled a multi-shaft mixer that is designed for processing medium to high viscosity applications up to several hundred thousand centipoise, it says. The VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers are perfect for thick slurries, pastes, gels and suspensions, it adds. The mixers come in a 3,000-gallon VersaMix Model VM-3000, equipped with a custom combination of three agitators. The agitators are driven by a 60 HP TEFC inverter-duty motor. With a three-wing anchor and two screw augers, all are independently controlled with variable speeds, “working together to ensure efficient batch turnover at every ingredient addition and mixing stage,” the company says. Operated from an independent 15-inch NEMA 4X touchscreen control panel, the vacuum-rated VMC-3000’s feature stainless steel type 304 dimpled, dual-zone jackets. The jackets are designed for 100 psig at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The VersaMix models range from laboratory to large-scale capacities as much as 4,000 gallons.

Charles Ross & Son Co. 710 Old Willets Path, Hauppage, N.Y. 11788; 800/243-ROSS;