Patent Number: 6,332,707

Title: Kneader

Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a kneader capable of improving both of its kneading and mixing functions, irrespective of a horizontal arrangement or a vertical arrangement, with a comparatively simple design not to degrade the workability thereof. To attain the object of the invention, a kneader adapted to knead an object material by passing it through a plurality of irregular passages (22, 23), each having a sectional shape varied, from an inlet port thereof toward an outlet port thereof, comprising a kneader body (20) having a material supply port (20a) at one end thereof, a material discharge port (20b) at the other end thereof and a plurality of irregular passages communicating with the supply port (20a) and the discharge port (20b), and supply means (10) for supplying the object material to the kneader body. The sectional shape of each of the irregular passages (22, 23) of the kneader body (20) is varied progressively from an inlet port (22a) toward an outlet port (22b). The irregular passages (22, 23) are provided between the inlet ports and outlet ports thereof with means (25,28) for merging and dividing the object material, which passes through the irregular passages.

Inventors: Yamada; Kazuie (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Maeda Corporation

International Classification: B01F 5/06 (20060101); B01F 005/24 (); B01F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018