How to Select
Double Planetary Mixer (shown with high viscosity blades)
The Double Planetary Mixer includes two blades that rotate on their own axes, while they orbit the mix vessel on a common axis. The blades continuously advance along the periphery of the vessel, removing material from the vessel wall and transporting it to the interior. After one revolution the blades have passed through the entire vessel, after three revolutions most materials have been mixed and after only 36 revolutions, the blades have contacted virtually the entire batch.
The Double Planetary Mixer is great for paste materials up to 8 million cps. It is also used for tablet granulations, drying, and dry powder blends of friable-shear sensitive materials. Several agitator blade choices are available including the rectangular and high viscosity designs.
The PowerMix combines a planetary blade and a high speed dispersion blade. Both agitators are in constant motion. The planetary and the high speed disperser blades rotate on their own axes and also rotate continuously around the vessel. The planetary blade feeds materials directly into the high shear zone of the orbiting high speed disperser. This combination of unique mixing actions combine to eliminate the need for multiple mixers that this one machine can accomplish.
For applications that require a combination of high speed/high shear, the PowerMix (planetary disperser) is perfect. High speed dispersion can take place in the same mix vessel that will be used to blend in shear sensitive, viscosity building components.