The THINKY ARV-310 is an industrial non-contact “planetary” mixer for all engineering compounds. This vacuum degassing machine mixes, disperses and degasses up to 310g of material to high levels in seconds to minutes, removing any micro-bubbles using an integral vacuum function. Mixing takes place in a sealed or lid-less container such as a jar, beaker, syringe tube or cartridge. 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.
“The Thinky mixer and Fisnar robotic dispenser enabled us to achieve high accuracy process windows, due to the consistency of the mix and the positioning of the dispense, which are both critical to the light output.” – Carl Withers, Plessey Semiconductors
Features & Benefits
- Fast mixing
- Degas and remove bubbles at the same time
- Mix in your product container
- 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
Our customers use the mixer to formulate and mix a multitude of different products including:
- moulding compounds
- medical compounds
- cosmetics/personal care materials
- conductive pastes
- dental materials
- construction materials
- any other materials which are hard to mix, hard to degas, or hard to wet
Maximum material mixing volume is 250ml in the vacuum state and 300ml in the air state without vacuum. Maximum centrifugal power of the ARV-310 is 400G, which is produced from 2,000 rpm and the 9cm diameter arc of the container rotation. Revolution is adjustable in a range of 0.200-2,000 rpm and the ratio of the revolution to the rotation of the cup holder is fixed at a 2:1 ratio.
The ARV-310 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 0.1 torr increments. The ARV-310 can store 9 recipe profiles. Each profile has 5 programmable steps for continuous mixing in either air or vacuum. Total processing time per profile is up to 30 minutes and each step can be programmed in 1 second increments.
See how the THINKY ARV-310 works as part of a real application in this metering and mixing Case Study:
|Material mixing and dispensing prove key for LED production quality
Plessey Semiconductors transitioned to a full production phase of their LEDs by using automated mixing and dispensing equipment.
|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:
- Technical Bulletin: Vacuum Mixing & Degassing
|THIARV-310CE||THINKY Mixer ARV-310 Mixing and Vacuum Degassing Machine
Includes 3 x THI300ML-HOLE 300ml jars, 1 x THI150ML-HOLE 150ml jar and 1 x THI250AD-201 adapter
- Last updated: June 2018
- Version: 3.4
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.