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FCM™, Farrel Continuous Mixer

Modular design provides superior compounding, process efficiencies and accelerated return on investment.

Farrel, the Originator of Continuous Mixing Technology.

Farrel first introduced the FCM™, Continuous Mixer in 1963. Continuous Mixing Technology is based on the principle of two counter-rotating, non-intermeshing rotors and a large free volume mixing chamber. The large mixing chamber allows for liberal material circulation and superior distributive mixing, while the specialized rotor geometry facilitates efficient levels of shear and excellent dispersive mixing.

Continuous Mixing is a unique technology alternative to conventional compounding technologies and excels when compounding highly filled, temperature-sensitive and abrasive polymers. The FCM™ provides a long machine lifecycle, significant energy, process and maintenance efficiencies, and maximum on-stream time-critical to successful volume-driven compounding.

Other key features include:

  • A single large feed port that allows for high fill loadings and irregularly sized materials
  • Mixing intensity that can be adjusted by making changes to rotor speed, working volume, thermal conditions and orifice position
  • The standard 6 L/D provides a short residence time and low heat history for the polymer while still providing a high-quality mixture at the exit of the processor
  • Wide operating window
  • Modular components for easy maintenance and greater productivity time
  • Custom options available to suit individual applications

FCM™, Farrel Continuous Mixer Capacities

Machine Size4UM5UM6UM7UM9UM12UM13UM16UM18UM
Nominal Production Rates
(in kg/h)*
400
to
700
800
to
1,300
1,500
to
2,500
2,000
to
3,500
3,000
to
7,000
5,000
to
14,000
8,000
to
18,000
15,000
to
25,000
20,000
to
40,000

*All production rates should be factory verified.

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