News | April 25, 2016

Laboratory Mixing Stations Ideal For Pharmaceutical Applications

Ross Double Planetary

Ross Laboratory Multi-Shaft Mixers, Double Planetary Mixers and Planetary Dispersers up to 5-gallon capacities are supplied with an optional workbench that can accommodate a discharge system, heater/cooler, vacuum pump and other accessories. These custom mixing stations include leveling mounts or caster wheels for mobility.

Pictured is a 1-quart Double Planetary Mixer equipped with an air/oil hydraulic lift for raising and lowering the mix can to and from the operating position. It has two sets of interchangeable planetary agitators – helical high-viscosity stirrers and the classic rectangular blades. Product contact parts are stainless steel type 316 polished to 150-grit finish.

Rated for vacuum up to 29.5”Hg, the mixer features glass sight/charge ports and a tank light, heating/cooling jacket and a thermocouple for measuring product temperature. An open bath hot water heater is positioned on the lower shelf of the workbench, next to a vacuum pump that is plumbed to mixer and pre-wired to the mixer’s control panel. After each mixing cycle, the vessel is simply rolled over to a high pressure follower plate discharge system for direct transfer of the finished product into cartridges or other containers.

Source: Charles Ross and Son Company