Planetary mixers are unique mixing devices that are designed to work with all kinds of difficult to mix compounds from adhesives to caulks. Planetary mixers come in two main types: single and double planetary mixers, both having applications in industry, pharmaceuticals and other areas where high viscosity mixing is required.
Planetary mixers can be used not just o mix, but also to knead and deaerate products as needed. The mixing blades found within a planetary mixer rotate on their own axis to ensure proper and complete mixing of the compound within. Planetary mixers come in all sizes, from small half pint to large, up to 750 gallons. This allows them to be useful in a wide variety of applications and to mix or knead from the smallest to the largest amounts of compounds.
Planetary mixers are available for products from medium to even high viscosity products. The blades are designed to sweep the walls of the canister in order to make sure that everything inside is correctly mixed. There are planetary mixers designed to handle everything from food production all the way up to mixing to concrete and other similar compounds.
When buying planetary mixers, it is best to compare all of the models on the market to ensure you are choosing the right one for your needs. A mixer that is too small can be a problem, but so can one that is too large, so ensure you have a size that works best for your particular application. Some companies will allow rentals of their planetary mixers so that you can test them out and ensure you are making the right purchase. This is a wise way to go as these units can be very expensive, and you don’t want to be stuck with one that simply doesn’t do what you need it to do.