Planetary Mixers

Planetary Mixers

The MXD Process planetary mixer is a highly versatile processing tool with orbital impeller motion to ensure mixing of the most challenging products. Our planetary mixer design can offer precise environment control to fit your temperature, pressure, or sanitary application requirements. They are used to blend adhesives, caulks, sealants, foods and chemical products with viscosities up to 8,000,000 cps. In addition, the planetary mixer provides thorough mixing of shear sensitive products where viscosity is not the challenge. A non-planetary action dual shaft or single shaft mixer cannot effectively process these highly viscous or highly sheer sensitive products. 



We have the exact motor options to fit your application. Our engineering team will select RPM and horsepower to ensure proper torque for your application. You can work with our team to make sure your motors meet the hazardous, washdown, or chemical resistance requirements of your facility. If you need help deciphering motor terminology  for your planetary mixer, we can help. 



Mixing tool selection drives the success of planetary mixer applications. Our engineering team will help choose the correct mixing tool types and configurations for your planetary mixer. We have installed a wide variety of impeller types to solve our customer’s mixing challenges, including but not limited to Window Pane, Helical, Rotor Stator, Conventional High Shear Blades, Augers, Radial, and Butterfly type mixing tools. You can also direct your tank discharge flow to one of our inline ShearPro mixers to provide a final ultra high shear polishing step before your next process leg or straight to packaging. 


Our typical planetary mixers will operate in vessels from 1 to 1,000 gallons. Our engineering team will design your vessel directly for its intended use. Our tank shop carries an ASME Sec VIII U and R code stamp. We can design and code stamp your vessel for internal/external pressure, and design a heat transfer jacket (Conventional Baffle, Dimple, or Half-Pipe) for your vessel.  Our tanks are constructed of 300 series stainless steel, while other alloys are available upon request. Our tanks ship with a variety of internal and external finishes. Basic finishes for general industry applications and fully certified high polish finishes for the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries. Vessels can be configured for ram press discharge, tilt and dump discharge or traditional flange and valve discharge. 


A variety of seal types are available. Our seal packages are engineered for your exact needs. We have seal packages for basic atmospheric vessel operation and packages for pressure, vacuum or both. Our seal packages would include but are not limited to basic lip seals for atmospheric, stuffing boxes and single or dual cartridge mechanical seals for pressure and vacuum, and high performance double lip seals for pressure and vacuum when a mechanical seal or stuffing box is incompatible or cost prohibitive.  


Controls for the planetary mixer line include safety switches to confirm tank and lift position, and independent speed controllers for the mixers. These safety features are wired to the speed controllers and will shut down motor function if switch conditions are not met. These mixers often include heat and cooling systems. Our team can configure controls for your existing systems or help design a heating and cooling system for you. If the mixer will be part of a larger PLC controlled plant we can help with integration. We can also provide a PLC batch controlled solution that can integrate with existing equipment. Talk with our sales team to find the perfect fit and potential controls expansion for your process. 

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