Planetary Mixers Feature Tilted Configuration
Charles Ross & Son introduces the Double Planetary Mixers, which feature a slightly tilted configuration for more effective and complete discharge of flowable products. The units are used in the preparation of pastes and gels, as well as granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.
The planetary mixers are supplied with an air/oil hydraulic lift to raise and lower the stirrers into the removable vacuum-rated mix can. During mixing, a glass sight/charge port and tank light on the vacuum hood allow the operator to check on the batch and conveniently add raw materials without interrupting the agitation.
Stainless steel 316 rectangular stirrer blades are driven by a 5-hp inverter-duty motor. Detachable sidewall and bottom scrapers are also supplied. A 50-psig heating/cooling jacket on the vessel is insulated and sheathed in stainless steel. Batch temperature is measured from a thermowell with an RTD thermocouple on the side of the mix can.
After the mixing cycle, product is discharged through a 3-inch diameter Teflon plug installed via heavy-duty tri-clover clamps toward the front of the mix can. The raised base provides a 28-inch clearance beneath the outlet and is suitable for 12-inch diameter receiving vessels.