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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Planetary Mixers

Planetary mixers are one of the most widely used mixers in the pharmaceutical industry. Planetary mixersPlanetary Mixers are manufactured in such a way that they are vacuum jacketed along with homogenizer. That is why they are also known as vacuum jacketed planetary mixers. In the pharmaceutical industry, the planetary mixer is often used for basic operations of mixing, blending, and low-shear granulation. This machine is also used in other industries like cosmetics and personal care products, food, glass, cements, ceramics, metal industry etc.
Double Planetary Mixers
Double planetary mixer is one of the most commonly used planetary mixers. The Double Planetary Mixer have two blades which rotate on their own axes, while they orbit the mix vessel on a common axis. The blades continuously advance along the periphery of the vessel, removing material from the vessel wall and transporting it to the interior. These mixers are ideal for mixing and kneading viscous pastes or putty-like materials. A wide variety of options include vacuum or pressure, thermal jacketing and sanitary designs is available.

Uses of Planetary Mixers
  • Planetary mixers are  ideal for mixing of pharmaceutical creams, ointments, ceramics, color and pigments, resins, ink, cosmetic creams, herbal creams etc.
  • Planetary mixers are also ideal for mixing and kneading viscous pastes under atmospheric or vacuum conditions.
  • Mixers also include the options of jacketing for heating or cooling, vacuum or pressure, vari speed drives, etc.
  • Used in the mixing of viscous, heat sensitive and cohesive pastes, dough and moist etc.
Applications of Planetary Mixers
  • Tablet Coatings
  • Tablet Granulations
  • Antacid Powder Blends
  • Bioadhesives
  • Collagen Solutions
  • Dental Composites
Other Applications of Planetary Mixers:
  • Abrasives
  • Thick film inks
  • Solder masks
  • Conductive inks
  • Paints & specialty coatings etc.