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Laboratory Mixer Lödige Buildt Smallest Machine in Company History

Editor: Doris Popp

Lödige Process Technology has built the smallest machine in its company history in order to meet the highly specialised demands of the high-containment segment.

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(Source: Lödige)

The Ploughshare laboratory mixer type L 1 now being supplied supplements the L series and has a drum volume of only one litre. What led to this new development was an enquiry by an existing customer: This company was looking for a process engineering solution for challenging dry mixtures for its development lab. As powdered substances such as these can be highly sensitive, expensive or even hazardous to health and the environment, the only suitable solution was a contained process in a gas-tight container, also referred to as “glovebox”. That means: the mixer can only be operated and serviced within a glass safety housing using integrated gloves. For this reason, the machine must be designed to meet special requirements. Thanks to its small drum and an angle drive, the mini-mixer is compact. At the same time, it is easy to operate. Moreover, wear parts, which must be inserted into the glovebox through an airlock, are easy to replace and reinstall.