Lancaster Products K1-Lab Mixer: A new dimension to your mixing and pelletizing process.
The Lancaster Products K1-Lab Mixer is our flagship product used for testing, experimentation, and development of new processes and products. An economical and rugged machine, the K1-Lab Mixer can also be used for small production work. The K1-Lab Mixers have repeatedly proven to be a minimal investment with maximum dividends in product development.
Mechanical Design Features
- Removable stainless steel mixing pan with 0.5 cu.ft. capacity for easy clean up
- Large viewing port on the pan cover for adding process materials, observing the mix, and taking samples during the mixing process.
- Touch screen control on independent control stand
- Thermocouple mix temperature reading
- Dual hand safety buttons for operating mixing head
OPTIONAL FEATURES: pan heating and cooling, various rotor styles
EASY TRANSITION FROM PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TO FULL PRODUCTION
The K-1 Lab Mixer not only provides value during proof of concept testing but throughout the entire product development and production process. Scaling up to production sized volumes is seamless as the Lancaster K3-10 Series mixers operate with the same counter-current high shear mixing action as the K-1 Lab mixer. This allows for efficient transfer of process specifications requiring only minimal adjustments to the mix design. In addition, the K-1 Lab Mixer facilitates the ability to optimize formulations and experiment in smaller batches, without having to disrupt production for development work or waste large amounts of material from experimenting in a K4-K10 sized mixer.
HOW IT WORKS
The K1-Lab Mixer has the same counter-current mixing design as all Lancaster Mixers with the clockwise rotating pan bringing material into the counterclockwise high speed rotor. The rotor and pan speed are infinitely variable.
This mixing design provides not only improved mix quality but can pelletize in one process step. In addition, processing times can be greatly reduced while providing a more homogeneous batch.
These features, combined with the rugged construction and the various styles of rotors available, make the Lancaster K1-Lab the mixer of choice for almost any type of batch mixing.
The K1-Lab Mixer is designed with a touch screen control for easy programming and data viewing. A thermal probe gives a report of temperature in real-time. There is a resettable elapsed mixing timer that provides for total mix process cycle times. A pre-programmable mix design can be input into the control. The control can also store and repeat mix cycles as well as communicate with other devices.
- Electronic individually controlled speeds of pan and rotor, switchable from ft/sec to m/sec.
- Timer that starts/stops with the machine.
- Pre-programmable mix design times
- Input or adjust pan and rotor speeds before or during operation
- Data record of operating functions can be exported to a USB or other device
- Pan heating and cooling available.
|Pan Volume||0.7 cu.ft||20 Liters|
|Working volume||0.5 cu.ft||15 Liters|
|Pan motor||¾ Hp||0.6 Kw|
|Pan speed||Variable to 50 rpm|
|Rotor motor||3 Hp 2.25 Kw|
|Rotor speed||Variable to 3000 rpm|
|Weight||1100 Lbs||500 Kg|
|Overall Dimensions||Length 40”||100 cm|
LAB SERVICES & MORE
The K-1 Lab Mixer has the same counter-current mixing design as all Lancaster Mixers which provides improved mix quality and can pelletize in one step.
Lancaster Products also provides full-scale lab services – from proof of concept testing to large-scale toll processing – as well as equipment rental units allowing customers to try equipment in their own facilities over a period of time.
January 4, 2019
For Immediate Release
LEBANON, Pennsylvania – The new and completely redesigned website offers visitors richer insight into the Company’s high efficiency mixing, pelletizing and crushing solutions for a wide variety of industries and materials.read more
Our last post focused on our experience in concept testing and how it applies to our high shear mixer sample testing process. This post will dig in a little deeper and provide insight into the breadth of data we provide to our customers when they commission Lancaster Products to provide sample testing for them.
Over the past 30 years, we have collaborated with our customers to perform proof of concept testing in our K1 laboratory mixers for thousands of materials samples. The desired outcome of the testing is customer dependent but typical requirements are along the lines of pelletizing/granulating to specific size ranges and desired yields, mixing to achieve homogenization, or reduced reaction times of existing processes. Outcomes provided are 1) proof of concept in achieving the desired product, and/or 2) optimization of the current mix processes. Our engineers perform the tests in our controlled laboratory, log all key information in our database, and share all data with our customers for future reference. Below is a list that summarizes some of the information we collect during every test run we perform:read more