Randcastle's Micro Batch Mixer
Randcastle's latest innovation is a Micro batch mixer. The prototype will be ready for customer testing about May 1, 2005. The RM-1000-4 is designed to work with samples in the 10 gram range. After initial testing, we expect to expand the range to as little as 1 gram and up to 100 grams.
The advantage of the compounder (besides the batch size) include:
Scaling: This mixer uses the same patent pending technology as our Recirculator mixer so it should scale very well to single screw extruders. This is a Randcastle first as the other batch compounders do not scale well to the single screw extruder.
Output: We expect to extrude about 5 grams of mixed material through the die without disassembly. This will make for ease of operation and cleanliness.
Extrusion: The batch mixer can be removed and the same transmission and control system used for single screw extrusion with the Recirculator.
For more information email Keith Luker