New Tilted Design on Charles Ross Mixers Enable Better Discharge

July 9, 2012

The mixers are versatile and can be used to prepare pastes and gels, as well as granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.

Charles Ross & Son Co. (Hauppauge, NY) has launched double planetary mixers with a slightly tilted configuration that the company says allows for more effective and complete discharge of flowable products. The mixers are versatile and can be used to prepare pastes and gels, as well as granulations and free-flowing dried powder blends.

Pictured is a 15-gal double planetary mixer the company says is designed to operate at approximately a 5˚ top forward tilt. An air/oil hydraulic lift is supplied to raise or 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.