Blastcrete has upgraded its 2,200-pound-capacity Pan Mixer for greater efficiency, easier maintenance and faster mixing speeds. The company designed the 2200 Pan Mixer specifically for refractory installations and manufacturing precast refractory shapes. It can mix up to 1 metric ton of refractory castable in two minutes or less. In addition, the mixer can be used for dry blending materials before water is added.
The new design increased the unit’s maximum mixing speed from 30 rpm to 45 rpm, which reduces mixing times from five minutes to two minutes or less. It also has a variable frequency drive, which allows users to adjust the unit’s mixing speed from 0 to 45 rpm in both forward and reverse.
The upgraded design also increases the pan mixer’s efficiency. To avoid the power loss that occurs when using hydraulics, the 40-horsepower electric motor couples directly to two gearboxes. By eliminating costly hydraulic components and the upkeep they require, Blascrete has made the 2200 Pan Mixer more economical to purchase and maintain. An extension ring above the mixer was added to prevent material loss or spillage during loading or the mixing process, and a Fill-Rite water meter and 20-gauge dousing bucket allow for quick and accurate water filling. Additionally, a new bag ripper improves safety and efficiency by automatically opening bulk bags over the mixer.
The mixer’s durable, tubular-steel frame includes a 15-square-foot operator platform and a user-friendly control panel for easy operation. Blastcrete offers a platform mixer extension so that the customer can discharge the mixer at various heights. A 3-horsepower electric motor with a hydraulic power unit opens the bottom discharge door so material free flows into a pump or mortar pan to be transferred to a form.
The 2200 Pan Mixer also features a hydraulically powered mixer tilt function, which allows the user to easily mix a batch as small as 200 pounds. The tilt also allows for fast clean up.