Lödige Ploughshare® Mixer for batch operation: a well-established all-rounder
Lödige offers a complete range of mixers, coaters, granulators, dryers, reactor systems, Ploughshare® Mixers, mixing technology, processing technology, mixing and fluidisation processes, mixed products and processing systems.
With the invention of the Ploughshare® Mixer, Lödige created a mixing unit that can handle a wide range of different processing tasks.
The company has a wide and international customer base, consisting of companies from the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries, as well as building materials and plastics, metallurgy, cellulose, starch, minerals/ores and the environment.
Over 500 patents and more than 35,000 machines and systems attest to Lödige’s experience in providing customer-oriented system solutions.
Lödige Process Technology
Solution and service provider for all processes
Our customers appreciate the high quality of the mixed products, together with the speed and efficiency of the machines. In addition, mixers can be individually tailored to individual requirements of the respective industries.
As a solution and service provider for all processes, Lödige delivers sophisticated operational sub-systems, and adapts them to the customer-specific processes and needs. As a one-stop solution provider, the company also offers turnkey installations. Lödige assumes all work stages from set-up to installation and commissioning of the turnkey solution.
In addition to focusing on core industries, closeness to the customer is for Lödige the key to sustainable corporate development. In addition to the individual application-specific design of each machine, this requires reliable customer service by experienced engineers, ranging from the installation, upgrades and modernisation to the dismantling and disposal of the system. This also includes emergency support in the unlikely case of a breakdown.
In-depth processing know-how for the chemical industry
Lödige sees itself as a reliable partner to the chemical industry. Its experts assist customers in finding solutions for converting the results of their development process to a production standard for various applications and implementing this standard through process engineering. Hence, their products can be produced and reproduced economically while ensuring high quality.
Lödige is also a partner for planning extensive equipment concepts, from support, planning and production of assembly groups to the design of turnkey systems.
Process engineering solutions for chemistry applications
Process engineering tasks in the chemical industry are highly diverse. Lödige solutions are used for the following main processes:
- Mechanical processing of products
- Mechanical and thermal treatment of products
It is possible to complete multiple process steps in just one Lödige machine. This is called the ‘all-in-one process’. Often, the Lödige machine is used within a production line, where it can perform several different process steps and completely different recipes in a reproducible manner. This is due to the adapted control system.
When customers approach us with an application, we verify its feasibility and develop and fine-tune it at our in-house test centre through realistic production trials. After completing and evaluating these trials, we are able to design a suitable, optimised machine and advise our customer with regard to purposeful process control.
All systems listed below are available for production scale and in sizes suitable for laboratory work:
- Batch mixing and granulating in a horizontal system
- Continuous mixing and granulating in a horizontal system
- Mixing and processing in a continuous ring layer mixer
- Drying and mixing in a vacuum shovel dryer
Lödige operates with more than 500 employees worldwide, and supports its customers with a global network of subsidiaries, technical offices and agencies.
We have a subsidiary coordinating our North American business in Florence, Kentucky, US, as well as further subsidiaries in Spain and France. Joint ventures have been established in India and China. Additional licensees located in Brazil and Japan plus our worldwide representatives complete Lödige’s network.
In this video, Lödige Process Technology shows a mixing unit for friction materials consisting of a metering and feeding unit, transport line, mixer and discharge component.
All in one: Lödige Process Technology understands this to be the ability to carry out all steps of a complete process in a 'single-pot' process.
Even 70 years after patenting the Ploughshare® Mixers, new areas of application can be found for the spinning cyclone process that was revolutionary in its time.
The versatile ring-layer process holds great economic potential for continuous mixing. At the same time, it places particularly high demands on the design and construction of the mixing system.
Expanded polystyrene, or EPS, is an essential material in industries that range from construction to packaging.
All-in-one" process for feed and fertiliser production.
Lödige Process Technology has built the smallest machine in company history, with the aim of meeting the highly specialised demands of the high-containment segment.
Combining chemical reactions with subsequent processing.
Whether oxidation using oxygen gas or implementation with carbon dioxide or ammoniac: the application-specific requirements for gas-solid reactions are complex and call for correspondingly sophisticated technical capabilities.
In the production of lithium batteries, extremely high-quality demands are placed on the preparation of the required raw materials, even to the limits of technical feasibility.