Press Release Summary:
Offering alternative to double-arm kneader, Ross Double Planetary Mixer with Discharge System serves ultra-high viscosityÂ (up to 6 million centipoise or higher) applications. There are no packing glands or bearings submerged in product zone, and agitators raised and lowered in/out of mix via hydraulic lift facilitate access for cleaning. Use of interchangeable mix cans, ranging from Â½ pint to 750 gal, results in semi-continuous process that maximizes machine and labor utilization.
Original Press Release:
Efficient Processing of Highly Viscous Products
Hauppauge, NY – Designed for processing ultra-high viscosity applications up to 6 million centipoise or higher, the Ross Double Planetary Mixer with Discharge System is a low-maintenance, cost-effective alternative to a double-arm kneader.
Unlike double-arm or sigma-blade mixers (kneaders/extruders), the Double Planetary Mixer has no packing glands or bearings submerged in the product zone. In addition, the agitators are raised and lowered in/out of the mix by a hydraulic lift. This allows easy access for cleaning between batches. Mix cans are interchangeable for designation to a particular formulation, greatly reducing the risk for cross-contamination between batches.
Sizes range from 1/2-pint to 750 gallons, with footprints considerably less than that of horizontal double-arm kneaders. Shown is a 40-gallon Double Planetary Mixer with Elevated Discharge System. After mixing, the vessel is easily rolled from the mixer and positioned under the platen of the Discharge System. The vessel is then raised and a receiving container is placed underneath it. As the platen is lowered hydraulically, it pushes down on the batch and an O-ring around the platen wipes the vessel sidewalls clean. Product is forced out through a valve on the bottom of the vessel.
With the use of multiple mix cans, the Double Planetary Mixer is very effective in a semi-continuous process: while one vessel is under the mixer, other vessels in the loop are at the discharge station, being cleaned and/or loaded with raw materials for the next batch. This arrangement maximizes both machine and labor utilization.
Bill Alhofen, Sales Manager
Charles Ross & Son Company
710 Old Willets Path