PLANETARY MIXER

Description :
Akshar Engineering Works Planetary Mixer is an ideal mixer for the products of different viscosities, densities, shapes & proportions. The major uses include the production of latexes, adhesive, personal care & cleansing products, dispersion & micro-dispersion of chemical & agricultural pesticide formulations. It is suitable for mixing/ blending powders as well as thorough mixing of ointments, creams, lotions, toothpastes, resins, slurries, ceramics, colors, pigments, rubber & other compounds.

Working Principle:
Akshar Engineering Works Planetary Mixer consists of a single or double blade with a high speed dispersion blade (Emulsifier / Homogenizer). Intimate & homogeneous mixing of products is achieved by planetary motion of beaters & centrally located high speed dispersion blade for vacuum jacketed mixer units. The PLM consists of two open beaters moving in planetary motion, scraper blade & centrally located high speed homogenizer run by a separate motor to manufacture ointments, creams, suspensions etc

Emulsifier / Homogenizer :
It is a stator-rotor high shear mixer. High speed, high shear & higher power are the main characteristics of this stator-rotor mixing device. The high shear action creates a forced product flow. The interchangeability of homogenizer blades is possible to suit the mixing requirements of various products. They are used in many process operations like Homogenization, Dispersion, Emulsification, Grinding, Dissolving, Chemical reaction, Cell disruption & Coagulation.

PLM is also used for blending, mixing & homogenizing powders of various bulk densities by rectangular shaped or heart shaped (smaller sized mixers) beaters.

Special Features :

  • All contact parts-AISI-304, 304L or 316L
  • Jacketed bowls can be provided for heating/ cooling of products during mixing
  • Bowl mounted on castor wheels for easy mobility
  • Provision to mix products under vacuum for de-aeration purpose
  • Mechanical seal is provided instead of stuffing box for shaft sealing for vacuum operation
  • Teflon scrappers are provided to avoid localized heating or cooling & ensure uniform mixing
  • Top drive & agitator assembly can be lifted & lowered by motorized as well as hydraulic systems
  • Smaller version of Planetary Mixer is provided with a lifting arrangement for the bowl instead of top drive & agitator assembly
  • Pneumatic system is also available for lifting & lowering top drive & agitator assembly for smaller version of Planetary Mixers
  • Flame-proof control panel offered as an option
  • Spare bowl is provided so that maximum production can be achieved without losing production time. Thus the maximum utilization of the basic machine is possible for the regular production

Optional :

  • Different designs of beaters are available to suit the mixing requirements of wide variety of materials
  • Single beater has a planetary motion such that it reaches all parts of the bowl and double blades continuously push the materials along the periphery of the bowl, removing materials from the bowl surface and bringing it to the interior
  • Higher shear and local energy dissipation
  • Dispersing low density solids
  • Requires comparatively smaller area for installation
  • A separate control panel with mimic
  • Specially designed pressure plate with double grooved and “O” rings for discharging highly viscous products by hydraulic system with Power pack units
  • Water heating system, or thermal fluid (oil) heating system can be provided
  • The laboratory model of the PLM mixer with Homogenizer is also available in batch sizes of 2 ltrs. to 5 ltrs with various types of mixing blades
  • The Lab model units are available for bench mounting, or they may be supplied on a stainless steel trolley
  • A number of options such as vacuum pump, heating and cooling systems etc. can be provided