Horizontal batch mixers produce custom color blends, provide customer satisfaction
A toll processor works with a mixer supplier to design and engineer two mixing lines, from silos to pallet hooder, for mixing and packaging custom cement and masonry mixes.
Scruggs Blending and Packaging, a division of The Scruggs Co., has been operating a toll processing facility in Valdosta, Ga., since 2011, mixing and packaging custom-color cement and masonry mixes for various US cement manufacturers. The custom mixes are distributed throughout the southeastern US for use in industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects. When the company was planning the facility, it needed efficient and accurate mixers for two high-capacity mixing lines — one for nonsanded gray mixes and the other for sanded and nonsanded white, gray, and color mixes. To find mixers for the toll processing facility, Billy-Joe Lovett, Scruggs Blending and Packaging division manager, traveled to the Powder and Bulk Engineering 2009 Southeast Conference and Powder Show in nearby Atlanta.