Farrel, the Originator of Continuous Mixing Technology

Farrel introduced the FCM™, Continuous Mixer in the early 1960’s. Continuous Mixing Technology is based upon 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 the conventional twin screw extruder and excels when compounding highly filled, shear and temperature sensitive polymers. 

Other important features include:

  • A single large feed port that allows for high filler loadings and irregularly sized materials
  • The mixing intensity can be selected as functions of rotor speed, working volume, thermal conditions and orifice position
  • The standard 6 L/D provides a short residence time and a lower heat history for the polymer while still providing a high-quality mixture at the exit of the processor
  • Modular components for easy maintenance and greater productivity time

With over 50 years’ experience in polymer processing, FARREL POMINI’s exclusive technology allows for superior energy and maintenance efficiencies, maximum on-stream time and an accelerated return on investment.

If you are in the business of compounding PVC, Flame Retardants, Flooring, Biopolymers, Recycled Material or Black, White or Calcium Filled Masterbatch and you are using another technology, email lsheehan@farrel.com to be connected the Sales Engineer for your area.

Our technology is so effective, allow us to test and prove your formulation in our demonstration facility and we will GUARANTEE scale-up performance at your site.