Explosion Proof Mixer and Discharge System

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-02-02-2017, Volume 41, Issue 2
Pages: 12

The 10-gallon Double Planetary Mixer and Discharge System from Ross, Charles & Son has heavy-duty helical mixing blades, designed for high-viscosity pastes, gels, and putty-like materials.

The 10-gallon Double Planetary Mixer and Discharge System from Ross, Charles & Son has heavy-duty helical mixing blades, designed for high-viscosity pastes, gels, and putty-like materials. The blades are raised and lowered via an air/oil hydraulic lift with explosion-proof electrically operated solenoid valves. The motors on the mixer and discharge system, limit switches, junction box, local operator station, platform scale, and weight indicator are all explosion-proof. All hardware in the mixing zone are lock-wired. Product wetted welds are dye-penetration tested. 

The vacuum-rated mix can is internally machined, providing uniform stirrer-to-vessel clearances of 1/4 to 1/2 in. Other features include a 50-psig stainless steel jacket for heating/cooling, two-inch flush cove-cut discharge valve, resistance temperature detectors thermocouple on the sidewall, and a grounding drag strap. Caster wheels on the vessel and V-tracks on the platform allow for movement between the mixer, weighing station, and discharge press.

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