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Recertification according to Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 (BIO certificate)

Establishment of further storage facility (540 m²)

Implementation of an operating data logging and measurement data acquisition

Certification of an energy efficiency system

Restructuring the hall exterior and roof of the warehouse

Online launch of our new company website after extensive redesign

Renewal of the fire alarm system

Implementation of a new ERP system

Successful Bio Certification

Conversion of the plant control system


Mixer, Ploughshare® Mixer, Batch Mixer

(LÖDIGE FKM 4200 D, Ploughshare®-Batch Mixer)

In the mixing technology for solids the mixing and homogenizing in batch operation plays an important role. According to relevant experience approx. 70 % of the mixing processes are operated discontinuously.

Principle of operation

With our Ploughshare® Mixer in a horizontal design materials are mixed by the Ploughshare® Shovel as a mixing element according to the mixing technology of the hurling and whirling principle. That means the mixer is a horizontal mixing system with a horizontal, cylindrical drum and a horizontally installed mixing elements shaft. The Ploughshare® Shovels are arranged as mixing elements in a defined configuration on this double-sided bearing and sealed, single-sided driven shaft.
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The resultant turbulence in the mix, whereby all of the product is constantly involved in the mixing process, prevents the formation of deadspots or low-movement zones in the mixing drum and ensures high speed, precision mixing. To prevent particles from being squashed against the drum wall, the mixing elements are specially shaped to lift product from the wall within the radial movement of the mix.

For special requirements, the system can be additionally equipped with separately driven, high-speed choppers. They disperse agglomerations and control granulation during the mixing process in coordination with the mixing elements.
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The mixer has some equipment for liquid supply available. Mixing of bulk materials and the addition of liquid components, as well as oils, is possible.


  • Chopper units: The mixer consists of four shredders
  • Equipment for liquid supply: The mixer has two nozzles for adding liquid components or for coating with oil
  • We reach highest quality mixes on the mixing plant
  • Reproducibility of the batches
  • Gentle treatment of the product
  • Easy accessibility to all inside parts of the mixer

Technical data

The single mixing process depends on the density of the components to be mixed.


Product contacted parts are made of stainless steel.
Chopper units Four
Mixing volume 4.200 litres
Maximum payload volume Approx. 3.000 litres
Working capacity Approx. 1.200 to 3.000 litres
Minimum filling quantity Approx. 25-30 %

Application areas

  • Processing of bulk materials (powdery, granular, fibrous)
  • Addition of liquids to dry solid materials (moistening, coating with oil)
  • Addition of anti-caking agent

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