Newly improved gearbox design of Ross Planetary Mixers
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 Ross 40-gallon Double Planetary Mixers designed for high-precision formulations. Two rectangular planetary blades rotate on their own axes, while they orbit the mix cans 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.
Other optional features recommended for sensitive mixing applications include flush discharge plugs or valves, covers for use with the portable mix cans during transport, and controls integrating the mixer with auxiliary equipment such as vacuum systems, heating/cooling units, load cells, etc. Rossís own Systems & Controls division supplies pre-programmed and pre-wired controls for fast installation and start-up.