Copeland Fabrics in North Carolina is using a 5-55 Drum-Stick to mix additives and dyes for one of their dying ranges. They decided to give PULSAIR a try since their mechanical mixer was sheering the pigmented dye, resulting in uneven dying of the fabric. When you're dying at a rate of over 50 yards per minute, a lot of fabric can be ruined before the problem gets noticed.
The 5-55 Drum-Stick demo was used to blend a batch of dye pigment that was then applied to the fabric in a regular production run. The low sheering action of the PULSAIR prevented further defects caused by shear mixing. Furthermore, the maintenance crew approved the 5-55 Drum-Stick because it is pneumatic, which meant no more electrical motor repairs.
Copeland will eventually replace all of their dye range mixers with PULSAIR units. Potentially, Copeland will replace all twelve air mixers in the dye room with a PULSAIR engineered system that will control blending in all twelve tanks, each with its own production schedule.
See also: Textile Dye Mixing