The Intermix® VIC is another excellent example of intermeshing technology. This machine type provides a unique, additional processing parameter of special importance for the tyre industry – it allows the gap between rotors to be adjusted during the mixing process. A large gap allows very fast intake of raw materials into the mixing chamber, while a narrow gap increases the quality of dispersion. Thanks to the gap adjustment option, the machine can be used in a very efficient and versatile way. Like the Intermix® E, the VIC also delivers high specific energy into the compound in the shortest time with optimal temperature control thanks to a favourable ratio between cooling surfaces and batch volume: a key factor for temperature-sensitive compounds such as silica.