Alphie 3 Liter 3D Powder Mixer


Alphie mixer are ideal for homogeneous mixing of powder – be it with different bulk density or different proportion of mixing or different shape and particle size. The best part is, separate and detachable mixing drum / container / bin is loaded inside the mixing cage, meaning no cross contamination and exposure to work environment.

Description

Construction

Standard mixers are built with from Carbon steel. While the container holder is from Heat Treated high grade Aluminum alloy. They are powder coated after surface peparation.


We also offer GMP design where all exposed parts are made from Stainless Steel AISI 304 material.

Ability to fit any smaller shape / size / material of container


Mixer comes with Tension Crown – Its rubber clamping band attachments makes it possible to hold any smaller shape / size / material of container. Even a test tube also can be fitted.

Table top placement


Alphie 3 is constructed so that it can be kept on a working table. It has its levelling feet and sturdy structure. It does not need any further anchoring or fixing.


Plug and play operation
Alphie 3 Mixer runs on single phase power (we offer country specific power supply). This is a simple table top mixer and needs only 5A socket.


Maintenance free design
Mixer is constructed with state of the art technology without use of belt or chain or even bearing re-lubrication. This makes it perfect maintenance and attention free operation
 

Safety Guard and Removable Tray

Mixer has front Plexiglas safety guard with
interlock. The mixer shall stop, if the guard is opened and mixer can not start unless the guard is closed.


Mixer has a removable Stainless Steel tray below rotating drum to collect accidental seepage


Fixed stop position
After cycle completion, mixer stops at predefined position on its own for easy drum loading and unloading. No need to manually rotate to bring correct position.

Control panel
Alphie 3 mixer is built with HMI / PLC panel and Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) as standard supply. User can set the Container Speed, Mixing time and Mixing direction.


Mixer panel is programmed with the ability to set mixing in forward direction for some part of mixing cycle and in reverse direction in other part of cycle time. This is especially beneficial for mixing diverse density material.


Mixer has Recipe mode, where speed and time can be set with password protection.
Our control panels are built accordance to CE certification.

Mixing containers
Choose from varieties of mixing containers from stainless steel, Aluminum, Plastic, Glass, Gun Metal etc.


Stainless steel containers are offered in AISI 304 as well as AISI 316L material with silicone gasket. We offer holders where multiple containers can be fitted.

Option of Mixing in controlled atmosphere using Glove box / Isolator (+ve or -ve pressure)

Alphie 3 can be designed and manufactured so the mixing drum can remain in the Glove box / Isolator and drive part remain outside.

Option of mixing in controlled atmosphere using glove box / isolator (+ve or -ve pressure) mixer stand


Alphie 3 can be designed and manufactured so the mixing drum can remain in the Glove box / Isolator and drive part remain outside.

Option of control panel with 21 CFR, part 11 compliance


We can supply mixer for Pharmaceutical industry complying the 21 CFR regulatory requirements.

Specifications

Capacity (L)

3

* Effective Capacity @ 80% (L)

2.4

Max mixing mass (kg)

5

Motor Power

0.3 hp

Power Supply

120V

Container Revolution (rpm)

10 - 80

Max Container Size

Dia 115 mm X 275 mm Long

Machine Weight (kg)

70

FAQ

What should be the correct mixing speed? 

It is not correct to assume that running at high speed will do fast and better mixing. In many applications, high speed gives adverse mixing results. In normal mixing cases, mixing at 50% of maximum permissible speed should be sufficient to start with.

How much should I fill the material in mixing bottle? 

It is always good not to fill more than 70% of bottle total volume. We recommend filling upto 40 – 50%. Mixing time increases exponentially when filled more than 50% of volume.

Is there any preference on mixing direction? 

Should i rotate the bottle in clockwise or anti clockwise direction? – There is no preference or rule of mixing direction. You can rotate in any direction suitable to you. However, few of the customers have got better and quicker mixing results when rotated in one direction for half the time and in opposite direction in remaining half batch time.

How long should I mix?

This depends on many variables like % of bottle filled, powder condition etc. However, most applications start getting results in 5 to 15 minutes. Its a myth that more mixing gives better homogeneity.

Is there any shear force acting while mixing? 

Alphie mixer runs on the principle of kinematic inversion. So, the bottle does not rotate, but it inverts. So this is theoretically zero shear force mixing.

Can Alphie be used for liquid mixing also? 

Yes, Alphie can be used for powder, liquid and suspensions.

What is the material of mixing container suitable for my application? 

Stainless Steel AISI 304 is material suitable for most application. If application is Pharmaceutical or Food; AISI 316L is used. We offer Gun metal containers for explosive powder mixing; Plastic containers are good for other many applications

What is the material of container fixing rubber clamping bands? 

The rubber clamping bands are made from Silicone

Do I need to keep spares of rubber clamping bands? 

As such, the rubber clamping bands are sturdy enough to live long. We also keep stock of the same in case you need them in emergency.

Does Alphie 3 needs grouting or foundation? 

No. Alphie 3 is table top mixer. You just keep on flat surface and level it by levelling pads of mixer.

Can we add balls in mixing container? 

Yes, suitable size stainless steel or other material balls can be added. They can be sourced from us also.

Is there any grease / lubrication required in the Alphie, even after one year? 

No, Alphie 3 is built with life long lubricated joints. All the bearings are sealed and so does not need any re-lubrication.

How can I learn more about how to use this mixer? 

Mixer is supplied with Instruction Manual copy placed inside the tray. Further, a QR code sticker has been placed on the body of mixer near its name plate. Scanning it, will take you to the video of how to use this mixer.

Do you send CE certificate and other documents with the mixer? 

Yes, if your mixer is supplied as CE compliance mixer; certificate shall be sent along with the mixer. All mixers are marked with QR code, scanning which you can find all related documents and operating video.

Can you supply mixer complying CE requirement? 

Yes, Alphie 3 can be supplied complying the CE requirements.

Can I buy more containers? 

Yes, you can plan to buy while purchasing the mixer or can buy later also separately. We keep stock of all size of bottles with us.

How smaller container can be fitted in the Alphie 3? 

Alphie 3 is supplied with a tension crown – Rubber clamping band attachment. It is capable to fit any smaller container of any shape and material. It can fix even a small test tube or vial also.

How can I scale up my laboratory results for production requirements? 

We have developed a program where placing R & D mixer data can generate the speed and time required for larger capacity mixer. As per example, if you have run Alphie 3 for 30 minute and 50 rpm – at what speed and how much time should I run 200 Liter Mixer.