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Ribocone is the NTE Process vertical conical blender and dryer – powered by Okawara MFG Ltd – capable of evenly and efficiently blending and drying the product while maintaining high vacuum and a heating temperature of up to 350°C.

It is a multi-purpose piece of equipment that can be used for blending, drying, cooling, vacuum drying, filtration and (vacuum) drying together and heat treatment (to reduce bacteria in products or for chemical reactions).

The perfect combination of the helical stirrer (Ribbon) with the specially designed vortex breakers allows the raw materials to be evenly and efficiently blended and/or dried, resulting in a quality end product.

With Ribocone, the product is gently lifted from the bottom to the top by the rotating conical reel (Ribbon), specially designed to optimise performance.

Ribocone is equipped with a thermal jacket that can be used to heat or cool the product inside the tank or perform both functions on a single machine.

The motor coupling with the helical stirrer is located outside the drying tank in order to ensure contamination-free processing and to facilitate maintenance.

Finally, the Ribocone is equipped with a full-through foot valve to prevent dead zones and residues during discharge.


  • No product contamination
  • Low residence time on the hot walls to preserve products from degradation due to high temperatures
  • Fast blending and drying thanks to product circulation
  • Even product temperature and moisture
  • Complete discharge of the end product from the bottom of the cone
  • Available in a high-vacuum version.


  • Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC), Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP), Carbon and Graphite
  • Lithium and Lithium Hydroxide
  • Ceramic
  • Flavourings
  • Animal feed
  • Resin powder
  • Materials for the electronics industry
  • Polymers
  • PVC and additives
  • Organic minerals

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