THINKY ARV-310P Mixing and Vacuum Degassing Machine, Planetary Centrifugal Vacuum Mixing

THI ARV-310P

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About THINKY ARV-310P Mixing and Vacuum Degassing Machine

The THINKY ARV-310P is an industrial non-contact “planetary” mixer suitable 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.

Ordinarily, when manually degassing using a vacuum, caution must be taken to prevent foaming and messy overflows. The THINKY ARV-310P is able to avoid this issue as the mixed material is forced to the sides of the container during the simultaneous mixing procedure. This mitigates the potential requirement for deep cleaning workspaces after use.

“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

Normal vacuum degassing after mixing
Normal vacuum degassing after mixing

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

Features & Benefits

  • Mix material to be homogeneous and bubble-free in seconds to minutesA view inside the THINKY ARV-310P
  • Non-invasive
  • No cleaning between batches
  • 4.3-inch touch panel enables easy command input
  • Mix in your product container
  • Up to 20 recipes containing 5 steps can be registered
  • Degas and remove bubbles at the same time
  • Real-time status and progress displayed during operation
  • Multi-step mixing
  • Process from 0.5ml of material
  • RS-232C connection ensures better traceability through an external terminal
  • Consistent results achieved through all digital controls
  • Ability to mix from low viscosity to semi-solid materials
  • Fast mixing
  • Hands-free mixing

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:

  • adhesives
  • sealants
  • moulding compounds
  • lubricants
  • slurries
  • coatings
  • inks
  • paints
  • abrasives
  • bio-chemicals
  • cements
  • medical compounds
  • cosmetics/personal care materials
  • detergents
  • conductive pastes
  • dental materials
  • foods
  • any other materials which are hard to mix, degas, or wet

Specifications

Specification  
Method Vacuum type propellerless rotation and revolution mixing method
Range of operation time From 00 minutes 00 seconds to 30 minutes 00 seconds
(The total operation time can be set at maximum 30 minutes in units of 1 second)
Revolution speed Maximum 2000 rpm
Rotation speed Maximum 1000 rpm
Number of programmes 20 memories (five steps can be registered in each)
Container 300ml and 150ml
Maximum mixing volume – Atmospheric pressure When using 300ml container: 250ml / 310g
150ml container: 120ml / 310g
Maximum mixing volume – Vacuum operation When using 300ml container: 200ml / 310g
150ml container: 100ml / 310g
Vacuum chamber Rotary part vacuum chamber system
Working environmental conditions -10 to 35°C
35 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Altitude lower than 2000m
Dimensions H 450 x W 555 x D 645mm
Weight Approximately 90kg
Power supply Single-phase AC 100V +/- 10% 50Hz / 60Hz
Power consumption On standby: approximately 50 VA
During operation: maximum 1200 VA
Display unit Touch panel (4.3 inches)
Communication function Data collection function (Traceability function)
Operation start and stop
Recipe editing and saving
Using an external terminal
Other Real-time display of rpm during operation
Ability to assign recipe names

Other Information

See how the THINKY ARV-310 works as part of a real application in these metering and mixing Case Studies:

Case Study - THINKY ARV-310 LED Plessey Semiconductors 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.

Case Study - aDegassing times reduced by up to 90% Degassing times reduced by up to 90%

For a manufacturer of compound semiconductors, the process of hand mixing the multi-part resins in which to encapsulate them was causing an inconsistent, labour intensive final product.

TUM ARV-310 for NMC electrodes for lithium-ion batteries Manufacture of NMC electrodes for lithium-ion batteries with high active material content

The manufacture of electrodes is a crucial step in the production of Lithium-ion batteries, especially the mixing and coating processes, which are involved. Using a ARV-310, the Technical University of Munich homogeneously mix NMC inks in a few minutes.

 

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:

All Downloads

Filename Size Download
THINKY ARV-310P Product Data Sheet 1.99MB
THINKY Mixer Catalogue 4.64MB
THINKY Container and Adapter List 1.20MB
Getting To Know THINKY Mixers 0.69MB
Material mixing and dispensing prove key for LED production quality 1.36MB
Vacuum Mixing & Degassing 0.24MB
Case Study - NMC electrodes for lithium-ion batteries with THINKY ARV-310 0.50MB

Ordering Information

Part number Description
THIARV-310-P THINKY Mixer ARV-310P 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: September 2020
  • Version: 4.8

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.