Orbis Machinery, LLC is an independent, owner-managed design, engineering and manufacturing company of process equipment. With nearly 60 years of combined process and engineering knowledge, Orbis Machinery specializes in mixing, blending, ball and rolling mill solutions for the process industry.

Our range of services includes:

  • Design of new process machinery
  • Rebuilding of existing machinery
  • Reverse engineering
  • Sales of repair and replacement parts for machinery

Orbis Machinery’s double arm mixer and mixer extruders, dryers and ball mills use best practices in design, high quality materials and rugged construction to ensure years of reliable and dependable operation. We are dedicated to providing engineered solutions and quality products at value pricing. We want to establish loyal partnerships with our clients and respect the interests and goals of each relationship.

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Keeping Your Food Plant Construction Project on Track

Published on: November 23, 2018

Due to technology and growing consumer demands, food and beverage companies are forced to compete at a higher level than ever before. Not only do customers expect quality products but turn out time has become increasingly important in a market seeking instant satisfaction. The faster construction can be completed, the sooner it can start producing a return on investment. So how do you ensure your next project stays on track? Let’s take a look at several ways to best set your projects up for success.

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Manufacturing Engineering Majors are on the Rise

Published on: November 9, 2018

Over the past 10 years, the number of individuals earning degrees in engineering has consistently risen. This trend is expected to continue moving forward. One specific discipline of engineering, manufacturing engineering, is becoming more and more appealing as time goes on.

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Principles of Grinding in Ball Mills

Published on: October 26, 2018

Action inside a Ball Mill drum is not a haphazard process. Stirring is not random nor is the throwing of the charge. There is a very specific operating speed for the most efficient grinding. Depending upon the Mill’s speed, there is a point in which the load along the wall of the cylinder will break free and the grinding media will begin to cascade through several layers of the material. This breaking point is affected by several factors: speed of mill, amount of material, amount of grinding media, and viscosity in the case of wet grinding.

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Glass Packaging Is a Clear Choice

Published on: October 19, 2018

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration generally recognizes only one type of packaging material as safe; glass. Academic research also supports this fact as a growing body of information continues to show the harmful effects that can potentially occur due to bisphenol A (BPA) and other chemicals used in some plastics production. Glass is the only packaging material that requires neither a plastic nor chemical liner that may affect food and beverage taste. Where other food and beverage packaging options may affect both taste and consumer health, glass is made from 100% natural raw materials. The use of limestone, soda ash, silica sand, and recycled glass creates a final product that doesn’t migrate into food or beverages.

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Industrial Benefits to Additive Manufacturing

Published on: October 12, 2018

Additive manufacturing is a relatively new process that is now taken advantage of in several industries including everything from ceramics to medical applications. For those unfamiliar with the term, additive manufacturing (AM) is defined as the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. Common terminology also refers to this process as 3D printing. Products manufactured additively can be utilized throughout the life of the product. Some manufactures utilize this process for pre-production, in the case of small-scale prototypes. Others can utilize AM in full-scale production and post-production customization.

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