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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
The equipment can be customized with features tailored to a customers’ specific process and application requirements.
Mixing equipment specialist Charles Ross & Son Co. (Hauppauge, NY) says that it offers a level of technology and customization for its high-viscosity, double planetary mixers that is “rarely seen in the industry at this size.”
The equipment can be customized with features tailored to a customers’ specific process and application requirements. Pictured are two 150-gallon double planetary mixers (Model DPM-150) featuring patented, high-viscosity “HV” blades, as well as interchangeable jacketed vessels, electrohydraulic lift, recipe controls with data logger, and a sanitary, dust-tight design that is all stainless steel.
The planetary mixers feature two identical blades that move in a planetary motion, each rotating on its own axis as it orbits a common axis. “In only 36 revolutions around the vessel, the two blades pass through every point in the product zone, physically contacting the entire batch,” the company’s press release explains. “Its ability to turnover thick, sticky, or putty-like materials with great efficiency makes the [double planetary mixer] a standard workhorse in many industries. When mixing high-viscosity products upwards of 2 million centipoise (cP), the blades impart a kneading action to the batch, smoothing out its consistency and breaking up any agglomerates.”
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