Description

The THINKY ARV-5000 is an industrial non-contact “planetary” mixer for the centrifugal vacuum mixing of all engineering compounds. It mixes, disperses and degasses your materials in seconds to minutes, in a sealed or lid-less container such as a jar, beaker, syringe tube or cartridge. The ARV-5000 holds up to a 5000g material container. The non-contact mixing principle makes it possible to formulate compounds from very small amounts such as 0.5ml to large production scales.

Caution must be taken to prevent foaming and messy overflows when manually degassing using vacuum. In the THINKY, materials don’t overflow because they are pressed to the side wall of the container during the simultaneous mixing procedure.

Normal vacuum degassing after mixing
Normal vacuum degassing after mixing

Rotation, revolution & vacuum mixing
Rotation, revolution & vacuum mixing

Features & Benefits

  • Fast mixing
  • Degas and remove bubbles at the same time
  • Mix in your product container
  • Non-invasive
  • From low viscosity to semi-solid materials
  • Dry particle mixing
  • Syringe degassing
  • No cleaning between batches
  • Consistent quality with all digital controls
  • Multi-step mixing
  • Hands-free processing
  • CE marked

Applications

After mixing - completely homogeneous
After mixing – completely homogeneous (2000rpm @ 0.7kPa for 5 minutes)

THINKY 100 x magnification after curing
After curing – 100x magnification (2000rpm @ 0.7kPa for 5 minutes)

Our customers use the mixer to formulate and mix a multitude of different products including:

  1. adhesives
  2. sealants
  3. moulding compounds
  4. lubricants
  5. slurries
  6. coatings
  7. inks
  8. paints
  9. abrasives
  10. bio-chemicals
  11. cements
  12. medical compounds
  13. cosmetics/personal care materials
  14. detergents
  15. conductive pastes
  16. dental materials
  17. foods
  18. construction materials
  19. any other materials which are hard to mix, hard to degas, or hard to wet

Specifications

The ARV-5000 holds up to a 5000g material container. Maximum material mixing volume is 3 litres in the vacuum state and 4 litres in the air state without vacuum. Maximum centrifugal power of the ARV-5000 is 400G. The revolution is adjustable in a range of 200-800 rpm and the ratio of the revolution to the rotation of the cup holder is fixed at 0.75 ratio.

The ARV-5000 mixes in the vacuum chamber and includes the vacuum pump. The vacuum pressure can be programmed in torr or kPa to a maximum of 5 torr in 1 torr increments. It can reach full vacuum state in 30 seconds. The ARV-5000 can store 10 recipe profiles. Each profile has 2 programmable steps for continuous mixing from air to vacuum. Total processing time per profile is up to 30 minutes and each step can be programmed in 1 second increments. Recall the program at operation, monitoring of speed/vacuum/alert/error through the control panel, visual warning through signal tower or etc, the ARV-5000 is with all features that you need to work with in the production.

Other Information

Thinky introduction presentation Getting to know THINKY Mixers
Download a presentation which describes how THINKY Mixers work, and what benefits they can deliver to you.

 

Our Technical Bulletins page has links to:

  1. Technical Bulletin: Vacuum Mixing & Degassing

Ordering Information

Part number Description
THIARV-5000 THINKY Mixer ARV-5000 Mixing and Vacuum Degassing Machine

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
THINKY ARV-5000 Product Data Sheet 1.27MB
THINKY Mixing Machines Catalogue 4.23MB
THINKY Container and Adapter List 1.45MB
Getting To Know THINKY Mixers 0.84MB
Vacuum Mixing & Degassing 0.19MB
  • Last updated: October 2016
  • Version: 2.0

Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.