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

LAB SERVICES & MORE

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Looking inside of the mixing cavity, you see the counter-current mixing action. The pan rotates clockwise, and the high shear mixing tool spins counterclockwise. The mixing pan actively transports material to the primary mixing tool. Slowing the action down gives us a good view of how the Lancaster mixing action creates a tumbling that promotes agglomeration by rolling the particles much the same way as a snowball growing larger by rolling down a hill.

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