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Planetary Mixers Have Improved Gearbox Design

April 3, 2012

Ross planetary mixers are now offered with newly improved sealed and purged gearbox assemblies for sensitive applications requiring the tightest protection against contamination. Pictured are 40-gal double planetary mixers designed for high-precision formulations. Two rectangular planetary blades rotate on their own axes, while they orbit the mix vessel on a common axis. This mixing action is ideal for moving viscous fluids or wet granulations. The stainless steel heavy-duty sealed gearbox housing includes a sloped cover to prevent contamination and pooling of condensed liquids. Solvent vapors and airborne particles are likewise prevented from entering the purged gearbox. These mixers also feature a gable-roofed bonnet to avoid dust or water collection. All ports and connections are tri-clamp design. Atomizing spray nozzles are installed on dedicated ports for controlled and spill-free addition of liquid raw materials into the batch.
Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY 800-243-7677 www.mixers.com

Ross, Charles & Son Company