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Blastcrete Equipment Company Upgrades 2200 Pan Mixer for Greater Efficiency

The company designed the 2200 Pan Mixer spe­ cifically for refractory installations and manu­facturing precast refractory shapes. It can mix up to 1 t refractory castable in 2 min 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 5 min to 2 min 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 (30 kW) electric motor couples directly to two gearboxes. By elim­inating costly hydraulic components and the upkeep they require, Blastcrete 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 Fill­Rite watermeter 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, tubular­steel frame in­ cludes a 15­ square­foot (1,4 m2) operator platform and a user­friendly 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 (2,2 kW) electric motor with a hydraulic power unit opens the bottom dis­ charge 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 (91 kg) – the smallest in the industry – to finish the job. The tilt also al­lows for fast clean up. Blastcrete can customize the 2200 Pan Mixer to fit any voltage and hertz requirements, including those outside of the United States.

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