Founded in 1989 by Marc Guittard, RMC GUITTARD is a French company that manufactures, repairs and refurbishes mixers and especially Z-blade mixers.
Originally, the main goal of the company was to refurbish, repair and modify Z-blade mixers, Z-blade mixers extruder and mixers for the chemical industry.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Z-blade mixer industry, the company RMC GUITTARD is able to solve any issues of kneading, mixing & dispersing that could be encountered in the food and chemical industries.
Since its takeover in 2003 by François Turlais, the firm RMC GUITTARD has invested a lot to be able to create new opportunities such as the design of high quality new mixers which integrate advanced technologies and that could answer to emerging needs and requirements.
Its specialization to manufacture almost only Z-blade mixers – mixers with horizontal blades, mostly Sigma shape (Z), with a complete range from laboratory units to production units of 5000l enable RMC GUITTARD to solve any problematics encountered by its customers.
One of the strength of RMC GUITTARD is to propose custom-designed machines adapted to customer needs and to manufacture non-standard mixers fully adapted to the products and processes of its customers.
Since then, the mixers that are manufactured are exported all around the world, from America to Asia and of course Europe, to be used in various activity sectors such as chemical industry, plastic, rubber, pharmaceutical and food products and also sealants, printing inks, adhesives, chewing-gums…
Always attentive to the customers’ needs and with long-term approach, the company RMC GUITTARD is committed to design high quality mixers. Our skills to manufacture strong and reliable Z-blade mixers, our reactivity and flexibility enable us to be one of the leading companies in the Z-blade mixer industry.
The specific features of RMC GUITTARD
One of the specificities of the RMC GUITTARD Z-blade mixers is the reliability and the robustness of its machines. Indeed, RMC GUITTARD Z-blade mixers are sized so that they can easily support viscosity variations of the products that are mixed.
With several ranges of Z-blade mixers, from light series to heavy duty ones, RMC GUITTARD is able to propose Z-blade mixers which are in accordance with customers’ needs.
Using the French skills in general and precision machinery and manufacturing skills in particular, RMC GUITTARD teams manufacture mixers that are internationally recognised. With a team of professionals with skills developed in automobile and aeronautic sectors, RMC GUITTARD is a specialist in the precision mechanics for Z-blade mixers.
Dealing with global companies in the chemical and food industries has enabled RMC GUITTARD to acquire a rigorous working method which gave us a reputation beyond the mixing industry.
Based in France at 30 kilometres away from Paris, RMC GUITTARD has the necessary tools to be pro-active on the world, European and French market. Indeed, thanks to its strategical geographic location, halfway between the North of France and Lyon industrial areas, RMC GUITTARD can respond quickly to the requests of its customers. At three hours from Belgium, Netherlands and five hours from Germany, RMC GUITTARD teams are able to operate quickly in case of a problem at a customer’s plant.
Its location in France which has advanced skills in the aeronautic, nuclear sectors… enables RMC GUITTARD to integrate advanced technologies on its Z-blade mixers and then respond to the new issues of its customers.
Thanks to a partnership with major French companies to supply peripherical equipment (Electricity, hydraulic, heating systems), RMC GUITTARD is able to propose high quality turnkey solutions.
A Z-blade mixer is a horizontal mixer with two Z shape tangential blades (Sigma). These blades are installed in a specific designed tank to obtain a very precise functional clearance to be able to knead, disperse, mix efficiently and homogenize all type of products thanks to a very important shearing effect.
Z-blade mixers also called Sigma blade mixers are particularly recommended to mix high viscosity products for which the mechanical design of the other mixers is not adapted. This kind of mixers have generally a double jacket on the mixing tank to heat or cool the product which is mixed. For special requests, the blades can also have their own circulation system (heating or cooling).
The discharge can be done in different ways, using a hydraulic cylinder to tilt the tank of Z-blade mixers, with an extrusion screw for Z-blade mixers extruder and with bottom valves for bottom discharge mixers.
The Z-blade mixers extruder have an extrusion screw at the bottom of the tank which turns in one direction during the mixing phase and which we invert the direction of rotation to begin the discharge of the product mixed.
Several options exist on this type of mixers such as the possibility to work under vacuum, the reinforcement of the tank with wear plates, the implementation of blades with a specific shape (dispersion blades, Nabben blades…) or the implementation of specific coatings on the product contact parts such as hard chrome treatment or Stellite coating.
The application areas of Z-blade mixers are very wide:
Chemical industry :
• Glues & Adhesive
• Noise absorber
Food industry :
Others applications :
• Compound polyester