KBT100 for salt licks


Mixing of minerals and molasses for cattle salt-licks

For a company part of a world-leading group in the animal feed industry, we manufactured a ploughshare mixer for minerals, used to produce the basic mix for cattle salt-licks.

The main ingredients (different kinds of minerals and salt) are mixed with small percentages of honey and molasses, as well as liquid flavours (oils).

The customer’s main requirement was to have a highly performing (albeit small) mixing system, that could be quickly, easily and thoroughly cleaned. Furthermore, the products need to be heated as they are being mixed: for this reason, we applied a temperature jacket on the mixing drum. To properly satisfy all customer needs we decided to produce a 304SS total bomb door unit, pneumatically actuated. To break down any lumps generated by the addition of liquids (honey, molasses, oils) we included a high-speed refiner in 304SS, with blade-type tools.

Technical characteristics

  • Material of construction: 304 stainless steel
  • Maximum useful capacity: 105 litres
  • Mixing tools: 304 stainless steel ploughs and scrapers
  • 1 off. round inlet in 304 stainless steel
  • 1 off. round vent port in 304 stainless steel
  • 1 total bomb door, completely flush with the mixing drum, actuated by means of pneumatic cylinders
  • 1 inspection door on mixing drum front, with electro-mechanical safety door lock
  • 1 off. high-speed side refiner, with blade-type tools in 304 stainless steel
  • 1 injection wand, in 304 stainless steel
  • 2 liquid addition ports in 304 stainless steel
  • Temperature jacket in 304 stainless steel
  • Air-purged seals, with stuffing
  • 1 off. direct drive, with flexible pin coupling, with a 7.5 kW electric motor (ABB)


  • Extremely short mixing time
  • Excellent degree of particle distribution of all ingredients in the mix
  • Guaranteed batch repeatability
  • High performance
  • Compact layout, smallest footprint possible
  • Exytremely fast discharge of mixed products
  • Virtually zero residue (<0.3%) after discharge operations
  • Quick and easy cleaning operations inside the mixing drum
  • Excellent return on investment

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