Schematic arrangement of mixing action of the high shear blade agitator system:
Contrary to conventional planetary mixers, the two blade configurations sweep the wall of the can clockwise and rotate in opposite directions at about three times the speed of travel. The shear blades displace the material from the walls of the can and by their overlapping action the center carry the particles towards the agitator shafts, therefore producing a large field of shear forces. By this means even highly viscous and cohesive material can be efficiently mixed.
Mixing, kneading and degassing viscous, heat sensitive and above all, cohesive pastes, dough and moist, crumbly masses, such as sealing compounds, adhesives, printing inks, dental plastics, plastisols, condensed soups, battery compounds, cream cracker doughs, etc.
The shear blade mixing system prevents riding of the material, accelerates the incorporation of fine, powdery solids and ensures constant material turnover along the tank wall. In most cases a scraper blade to sweep the tank wall can be dispensed with. Rise and fall adjustment of blade configuration. Easy cleaning. Change can readily movable and free from dead space.
Enclosed fabrication Baseplate extension features tracks for castors of change can. Catch pins to ensure exact central positioning of change can. Device for rapid locking of can.