Portable Mixing System for Powder Dispersion

December 2, 2016
Pharmaceutical Technology
Volume 40, Issue 12
Page Number: 11

The Portable High Shear Mixing System from Ross, Charles & Son is designed for powder dispersion into liquid, emulsification, and homogenization in a closed, temperature controlled vessel.

The Portable High Shear Mixing System from Ross, Charles & Son is designed for powder dispersion into liquid, emulsification, and homogenization in a closed, temperature controlled vessel. The 200-L Portable High Shear Mixing System features stainless-steel 316-L wetted parts, sight/charge ports, American Society of Mechanical Engineers dimpled jacket rated for 85 psig, chloride-free insulation with stainless-steel sheathing, high accuracy weighing scale, and National Electrical Manufacturers Association 4X gas-purged controls. On the dished top cover, each three-inch tri-clover port includes a dip tube extending into the vessel for suctioning and transferring finished product and incorporating liquid ingredients. The dip tubes are fully removable for replacement with a sanitary cap on the cover. An eight-inch charge port is also supplied for solids addition into the batch. 

The High Shear Mixer is mounted on the cover in a vapor-tight sealing arrangement. Its four-blade rotor runs up to 3600 rpm within a close tolerance slotted stator, delivering intense mechanical and hydraulic shear. The mixer is driven by a 5-hp, stainless-steel wash-down duty, explosion-proof motor. The entire portable system can be operated in a Class 1 Division 1 hazardous location. 

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