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

Lancaster Products Lab Mixer
Lancaster Products Lab Mixer
Lab Mixer

HOW IT WORKS

Lab Mixer

SPECIFICATIONS

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.

Features:

  • 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.
Attribute Imperial Metric
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
Width 30” 75 cm
Height 53” 135 cm
Mixing Process

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