Tilted Planetary Mixers.
Double Planetary Mixers are now offered with a slightly tilted
configuration for more effective and complete discharge of flowable
products. The versatile mixers can be used in the preparation of pastes
and gels, as well as granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.
Pictured is a 15-gallon model designed to operate at approximately a
5-degree top forward tilt. An air and oil hydraulic lift is supplied to
raise and lower the stirrers into the removable vacuumrated mix can.
During mixing, a glass sight and 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. The 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 towards 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. * Charles Ross &
Son Co., Hauppauge, NY 11788. www.mixers.com or call 800-243-ROSS