This Model 193 Horizontal shaft paddle mixer is used as
an agitated storage reservoir and feeding device to feed plastic pellets
and compounds into the inlet of an extruder. Gross vessel capacity is 9
cubic feet. Nominal working capacity is 6 cubic feet. A 3 HP drive turns
the mixer's tool arms and mixing tools at 40 RPM. The mixer discharge
feeds product directly into the downstream extruder with no intervening
Views above illustrate the aluminum top cover, the 3 HP
drive and the mixer discharge with no discharge gate for feeding agitated
product directly into the downstream extruder.
Removal of the gasketed aluminum top cover is
accomplished easily through the hand release of quick acting clamps. Note
the protective interlocking limit switches and protective grates. The
cover weighs a mere 20 pounds.
Interior view of the mixer above illustrates the
heavy-duty shaft, cast steel tool arms and the adjustable agitation tools.