The Readco Continuous Processor has been proven effective in hot melt adhesive applications. It's unique ability to be reconfigured for many different types of product allow it to run many formulations in the same machine with simple machine parameter changes.
Batteries: Lead/Acid; Li Ion; Ni Cd
The Readco Continuous Processor, because of it's superior homogenization, is ideal for battery and battery paste applications. It has been used for Lead Acid, Alkaline, Ni-Cad, and Nickel Hydroxide types.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been able to produce brake linings that show much higher densities, better distribution of fibers, and significant improvements in yield ratios, as well as reduction in braking noise. This is part of Readco's composites capability where we can successfully mix resins and fibers without breaking the fibers in lengths up to one inch.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been used for many years for the production of hard and soft candies, licorice, caramel, taffy, and toffee. The self cleaning feature of the Continuous Processor lends itself to food related applications. Shorter mixing cycles and precise temperature also add to the Continuous Processor's flexibility.
Readco has many applications in manufacturing catalysts. The ability of the Continuous Processor allows it to accommodate many formulations, and accomplish significant reductions in process time, as well as improvement in product quality, and consistency.
Cement Board/Wall Board
The Readco Continuous Processor has been successfully used in the production of cement board for water resistant applications. This consists of mixing cement powder with plasticizers, retardants, and water.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been proven to be an alternative to conventional artificial cheese manufacturing processes. The significant advantages are major reductions in process time and reduction in the number of pieces of equipment required to effect results. The Readco Continuous Processor can also produce real chesses such as mozzarella cheese by providing simultaneous shearing and heating to the ingredients as they pass thru the mixing barrel. Precise control can also be accomplishment by injection of live steam into the product.
Chemical reactions in general can be accomplished in significantly reduced process time with superior control over consistency, quality, and yield. These chemical reactions include, but are not limited to, pigments, silicone, crystallization's, and encapsulations. The reduction in process time can be from a one or two hour existing cycle time to a matter of minutes in the Readco Continuous Processor.
Chewing Gum & Gum Base
The Readco Continuous Processor has been used for chewing gum manufacture as well as gum base preparation. The Continuous Processor allows companies to reduce their process time and improve product quality and consistency.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been a mainstay for over 15 years in the manufacture of chocolate products. It is proven effective in all types including milk, dark, and semi-sweet. The Continuous Processor is able to produce an acceptable product in minutes what conventional processes take hours to accomplish. Readco maintains a close relationship with the Center for Food Manufacturing at Penn State University where they have the ability to perform testing on a small Continuous Processor.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been successfully used in many Composite type applications involving the incorporation of resins, fibers and nano spheres. Readco also has partnerships with the University of Dayton and Cornerstone Research Group who can help you with your product development. See University of Dayton and Cornerstone Research Group.
The heavy duty version of the Readco Continuous Processor can provide a higher level of torque to handle the more difficult compounding applications. Also, with the optional 10/1 length to diameter ratio, very precise heat transfer and ingredient incorporation provides a greater degree of control. Cleaning and down time are minimized with the ability to open the mixing barrels in a clam shell fashion.
Continuous Low Moisture Granulation
This new process utililizes the Readco Continuous Processor and can be used for any granulation application. It uses small amounts of moisture to give a final free flowing consistency to an end product. The major improvement is that it eliminates the drying steps and the product can be directly fed into a tablet press.
Continuous Powder Blending
The Readco Continuous Processor can be used for blending powders on a continuous basis, and providing a sanitary environment for many food, pharmaceutical, and pigment products. With the ability to very specifically control the amount of shear and blending, this mixer can provide very accurate blend of powders, even in the 95 - 5% ratio ranges.
The Readco Continuous Processor has the ability to take various ingredients and through chemical or thermal reaction causing crystallization to occur.
The Readco Continuous Processor is being used in many industries for dough production. These include Pasta, cookie, cracker, pretzel, gluten, and pet foods.
The Readco Continuous Processor is capable of encapsulating granular size material including micro encapsulation. The Continuous Processor has the ability to encapsulate without destroying the cell structure, and effect that from large particles down to nano size ingredients.
The manufacture of fibers and resins, be they fiberglass or composite fibers has been accomplished in many applications. Significant advantages include enhanced homogenization, mixing fibers up to one inch without breaking the fibers, and actual defibulation of those fibers upon mixing, again without breaking.
The Readco Continuous Processor is used for flavor encapsulation applications such as flavorings, sweeteners, tablets, and gum. With the ability to very specifically control the amount of shear and blending, this mixer can provide very precise ratios of liquid and dry ingredients on a continuous basis for higher quality control.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been successfully used for the production of herbicides including Ammoniated Glyphosates.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been used successfully for the manufacturing of magnetic coatings and other applications where preheating and fluxing is needed of various powders along with varying degrees of resin or liquid.
The Readco Continuous Processor is being used in many meat and meat related industries. These include hot dogs, sausage, bologna, pulled, and soy substitutes.
Readco has been a leader in BMC and SMC where the Continuous Processor has the ability of combing resin, and fibers, as well as the manufacture of many different resins.
The Readco Continuous Processor is used extensively in this industry. It has the ability to provide high shear mixing to a wide range of ingredients, both wet and dry. Some examples include chocolate, caramel, vitamins, and supplements. The CP provides good dispersion, at the same time gently blending fragile ingredients such as nuts, granola, and raisins without any breakage.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been successfully utilized for the production of nutritional bars containing chocolate, caramel, nuts, fruit, puffed cereals, and vitamins without breakage.
Peanut Butter and Fillings
The Readco Continuous Processor has been used for many years in the manufacture of peanut butter, both from a raw material state such as in the case of feeding ground peanuts and sugar, to the addition of paste to manufacture flavored or low fat products.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been a staple in the dog food industry for twenty years. It is effective in high volume production and provides superior product quality and consistency. The unit is used for both meat emulsion and dough type applications.
The superior mixing and homogenization ability of the Readco Continuous Processor has allowed it to be successful in the pharmaceutical area. Pill formulations, ointments, creams and gels have been significantly enhanced by it's use.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been manufacturing basic pigment for many years. It has the ability of dramatic reduction in process time, as well as control of environmental and quality features. This has been successfully applied in automotive pigments, as well as commercial grade product.
Powder Injection Molding
The Readco Continuous Processor provides general improvement to any powder injection molding application due to the superior homogenization of it's mixing. Research at Penn State University's Center for Inovative Sintered Products Laboratory confirm the capabilities of this process. By the installation of inserts in the barrel wall, Readco is able to overcome any significant wear problems with this type of product, and impart superior quality results to any powder injection molding product.
The Readco Continuous Processor had been used successfully for sealants, sound deadening materials, and adhesives for many years. The ability to combine various chemicals and base materials along with it's ability to mix and homogenize provides superior productivity and quality performance.
The production of seasonings that require mixing of multitudes of dry ingredients with some liquids has been accomplished on the Readco Continuous Processor for many years. The output has been shown to exhibit superior mixing and homogenization characteristics, as well as excellent control over the process.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been able to manufacture silicone for many years. This is an excellent way of showing the versatility of the machine where we have successfully mixed raw silicone, paste, and fumed silica in varying amounts. The Continuous Processor also provides for significant reductions in throughput time as well as reduction in foot print size.
The Readco Continuous Processor has been used for many years to manufacture toners. The applications have experienced significant reductions in environmental concerns, as well as improved quality and consistency, through intimate dispersion in the fluxed state.