An optional clamshell-barrel design eases access to the paddles and screws of the company’s continuous processor for cleaning, inspection or adjustments. The automatically opening clamshell barrel design uses hydraulic, pneumatic or electric power to raise the barrel and expose the interior while also locking the barrel safely in place. The design eliminates the need for cranes, hoists and other equipment needed the screws and paddles as in traditional barrel designs. Developed for food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical and other processors, the clamshell design speeds the changeover process and promotes cleaning. It is suitable for automatically mixing, compounding, reacting, crystallizing, encapsulating, preconditioning and other processes that require multiple powdered, liquid and viscous materials to be combined into a uniform, homogeneous product. The clamshell design is custom-engineered with the continuous processor for each installation.

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