Innovative Mixing Manufacturer Introduces 2nd Generation Acoustic Mixer for Wide Array of Applications
June 1, 2014, BUTTE, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers announces the release of their new developmental mixer, the LabRAM™ II. This second generation of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing (RAM) technology introduces significant benefits for mixing and processing a broad variety of applications in commercial industries from advanced materials to cosmetics.
Since 2007, customers have come to rely on the core RAM technology for high quality and low cost mixing of liquids, solids and gases. The technology allows users to employ intense, low-frequency acoustic mixing at up to 100g’s of acceleration without the inherent issues associated with the use of conventional mixing technologies.
“LabRAM™ II fundamentally changes the basic principles of processing and mixing,” according to Resodyn President and CEO, Lawrence Farrar. “Speed and quality are key in today’s demanding material applications, and LabRAM II delivers both at twice the capacity of the first generation of LabRAM. The innovative performance and integrated features open many more facilities to the benefits of RAM technology in a more efficient, safe, and productive manner.”
Designed around Dynamic Processing Requirements
The LabRAM™ II is designed to respond robustly to users’ dynamic requirements. LabRAM™ II’s new features are numerous, with double the capacity of previous LabRAM™ models. Now up to 2.2 pounds per mix capacity, LabRAM™ II provides manual or automatic/programmable vacuum operation, vessel cooling capability, temperature monitoring, control and data collection of the mixing vessel contents, and integrated RAMware2 operating system.
Integrated Component Design
The fully integrated LabRAM™ II houses all electronic, power and control hardware onboard, eliminating the need for a separate control component. The LabRAM II acoustic housing features strobe lighting to facilitate observation and inspection of the mixing phases and progress.
Interactive Demonstration Slated for Annual August Forum
Hands-on, fully operational demonstrations will also be available at Resodyn’s Fourth Annual Forum, August 19 – 22, 2014. Local, on-site demonstrations of RAM technology are also available, including mixing tests of customer materials. LabRAM™ II is available for shipments beginning in August.
Please click here for Product Sheet Download: LabRAM II Product Sheet60
Innovative Mixing Manufacturer Introduces 2nd Generation Acoustic Mixer for Hazardous Environments
BUTTE, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers announced the release of their hazardous environment, developmental mixer, the LabRAM™ II H. The second generation application of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing (RAM) technology introduces significant benefits to commercial and defense industry customers who rely on the core RAM technology for high quality and low cost mixing of hazardous materials.
Since its introduction to the energetics marketplace in 2007, RAM mixers have become the processing technology of choice at many government and commercial facilities. The technology allows users to employ intense, low-frequency acoustic mixing at up to 100g’s of acceleration without the several inherent issues associated with the use of conventional mixing technologies.
“LabRAM™ II H inherently changes the way a user thinks about processing and mixing,” according to Resodyn President and CEO, Lawrence Farrar. “The innovative performance, coupled with features specific to energetic environments, allows facilities to realize the benefits of RAM technology in a more efficient, safe, and productive manner.”
Designed around Dynamic Energetic Requirement
The LabRAM™ II H is designed to respond robustly to energetic users’ dynamic requirements. LabRAM™ II H’s new features are numerous, with double the capacity of previous LabRAM™ models. Now up to 2.2 pounds, LabRAM™ II H provides manual or automatic/programmable vacuum operation, onboard machine cooling capability, redundant grounding of all components, temperature monitoring, and control and data collection of the mixing vessel contents. In addition, every LabRAM™ II H system is provided with a laptop based Human Machine Interface (HMI) that provides for remote operation from up to 2.5 miles. Customers requiring Class I Div 1 and Class II Div 1 will find the LabRAM™ II H meets the specifications for hazardous environments.
Integrated Component Design
The fully integrated LabRAM™ II H houses all electronic, power and control hardware onboard, eliminating the need for a separate control component. The unit is operable with or without the optional acoustic housing, and all enclosure and housing materials are stainless steel.
Interactive Demonstration Slated for Annual Forum
Hands-on, fully operational demonstrations will also be available at Resodyn’s Fourth Annual Forum, August 19 – 22, 2014. LabRAM™ II H is available immediately for shipments scheduled beginning in July.
Please click here for Product Sheet: LabRAM II H Intro Lit2218
Butte, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers announced featured speakers for the Fourth Annual Forum, Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic(R) Mixing (RAM). The speakers will explore applications for RAM technology in their respective fields for an international audience of experts, practitioners, and potential users.
Dr. Andrew Nelson, Research Chemist at the Naval Air Warfare Center, will present results on “Using RAM to Produce Extreme Viscosity Plastic Bonded Explosives.” Dr. Gus Bassani, Vice President Consulting and R&D at PCCA, will explore “RAM Technology Successes in Compounding Applications,” and Dr. David am Ende, Vice President, Operations at Nalas Engineering will share developments his recent paper covering “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing.
Resodyn’s Annual Forum is held annually in August to explore innovations and witness solutions from users across industries, and to introduce new developments, processes, and products utilizing ResonantAcoustic(R) Mixing technology.2214
We are excited to be joining over 5,000 attendees from across the country this spring at the APhA Annual Meeting March 28-31st in Orlando, Florida.
We have chosen the “Premiere Event in Pharmacy” as the venue for our Official Launch of our PharmaRAMTM line of mixers, and we would love to show you how this breakthrough technology for compounding and pharmaceutical mixing will forever change the way you formulate pharmaceuticals for your patients.
In Orlando, we will demonstrate how PharmaRAMTM:
Don’t just take our word for it. This video was produced by one of the first compound pharmacies in the country to purchase a Resodyn Acoustic Mixer, and in it they describe their Resodyn Acoustic Mixer as “The Most Advanced Compound Mixing Technology in the World.”
We extend this personal invitation for you and your colleagues to visit us at BOOTH 217, to see this groundbreaking innovation in mixing equipment in action.
Thank you for your interest in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing. We look forward to meeting you in Orlando!
Butte, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers announced the completion of its initial launch distribution of RAMware2 operating software for LabRAM ResonantAcoustic(R) Mixers. Installation and Operations documentation was distributed throughout North America, and locations throughout Europe and Asia.
RAMWare2 provides a software interface for controlling a LabRAM. It is a complete redesign of first generation RAMWare. The biggest change, besides appearance, is the addition of Acceleration Tracking. Acceleration Tracking closes the control loop on the RAM operations. Instead of setting Power the user sets an acceleration setpoint.
The primary parameter that creates mixing by the ResonantAcoustic MixingÒ (RAM) technology is Acceleration. As such, Acceleration Tracking is the key feature of RAMware2 software for LabRAM. The relationship between mixing and Acceleration is a scalable mixing parameter and extends across the entire RAM family of products.
For background, the unit of measure of acceleration in the International System of Units (SI) is meters per second squared, or m/s2. To help distinguish acceleration relative to free-fall – the focus here – from simple acceleration (rate of change of velocity), the unit g (or g) is often used. One g is the acceleration due to gravity at the Earth’s surface and uses the standard gravity symbol: gn, defined as 9.80665 meters per second squared.
The correct level of Acceleration, or g creates the optimal micro-mixing zones that liquids and viscous materials require, and creates the chaotic collision phenomenon applied to mix solids and powders. The process of determining this optimal Acceleration, or g’s to obtain the best mixing is an iterative one, arrived at through observation, optimization, and product quality testing.
Further, Acceleration or g is the primary reason that RAM technology effectively scales from the LabRAM level to industrial application mixers, such as RAM 5 and RAM 55.
What this means to LabRAM users, especially those upgrading to RAMware2, is that guessing at the right Acceleration or g is no longer a variable in the process, nor is watching the Acceleration or g value fluctuate based on a fixed power setting.
RAMware2 now gives LabRAM users the ability to set the optimal level of Acceleration or g for the materials being mixed, while RAM technology manages the power necessary to achieve and maintain that optimal level.
For more information, or to order your FREE set of RAMware2 software and documents, call 406-497-5333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, we’re frequently asked to discuss the litany of benefits provided by our innovative line of mixing technology. It is even more gratifying, however, when well respected industry professionals do so, very eloquently, on our behalf.
In the attached video, Gus Bassani, Pharm.D. | VP Consulting/ R&D/ Formulations for PCCA describes to over 500 pharmacists gathered at their annual meeting in Houston Texas, how the PCCA RAM constitutes the next evolution in mixing technology that will produce fast, quality, reproducible, and game-changing results for their members. As you’ll see, words do not do this product launch justice.
The PCCA RAM Mixer is a development of our Resodyn Acoustic Mixer Platform specifically geared towards the Pharmaceutical Compounding Industry. PCCA oversaw the development at Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, and will exclusively sell the PCCA RAM Mixer to its members of independent community pharmacists.
For its 3,900 members of independent community pharmacists in the United States, Canada, Australia, and other countries around the world, PCCA is the resource for equipment, devices, fine chemicals, flavors, ACPE-accredited training and education, pharmacy software, marketing, business and also provides pharmacy consulting assistance.
Resodyn Acoustic Mixers and PCCA will continue to pave the way in game-changing innovative solutions for the Pharmaceutical Compounding Industry.
For more information about PCCA & the PCCA RAM, visit their website at http://www.pccarx.com/ .
If you are not a PCCA member, ask a RAM sales representative how you can put the power of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing to work for your customers.2113
Butte, MT – Resodyn Acoustic MIxers announce the addition of Matthew Karsh to the field representation group as Sales Engineer.
Mr. Karsh will cover most states west of the Mississippi River, including the Mountain and Pacific states representing Resodyn Acoustic Mixers to all accounts and industries, and his arrival is an important milestone in the company’s expansion of the North American sales force.
An industrial material science veteran with high level expertise, Mr. Karsh’s doctoral research focused on novel and innovative techniques for the development of engineered materials. Further, his experience in technical journalism and public relations reflects his in-depth experience in industrial and commercial markets.
Matthew Karsh can be reached via telephone at 406-497-5249, via email, at email@example.com, or via USPS at Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, 130 N. Main Street, Suite 600 Butte, Bt 59701
Resodyn Acoustic Mixers is pleased to join over 30,000 pharmaceutical professionals and 2,200 exhibitors from 140 countries from October 22nd – 24th 2013 in Frankfurt Germany for the CPhI P-MEC exhibition and tradeshow.
Pharmaceutical professionals from across the globe are discovering the revolutionary benefits of RAM mixing, making CPhI P-MEC Worldwide 2013 the logical next step in the company’s aggressive expansion plans into Europe.
Knowledgeable representatives will be on hand during this exhibition to answer specific questions about ResonantAcoustic® Mixing or your specific application. Be sure to visit us at Booth 41L30, or email our experts in advance to pre-schedule a meeting during our time in Germany. Emails can be directed to CPHI2013@resodynmixers.com
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Butte, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers today announced the development of a transformational continuous chemical reactor technology. This technology, termed “Continuous Acoustic Reactor” (CAR), relies on a unique ResonantAcoustic® agitation platform that has the promise to outperform traditional continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) and other state-of-the-art continuous reactors with a more versatile reactor system.
The CAR device uses acoustic streaming to induce a uniform energy dissipation field throughout the reaction vessel for improved mass transport. Within the reactor the acoustic waves create chaotic motion at a micro-scale resulting in a mixing condition that is manifested as elongational flows or stretching flows. The gas-liquid regime that is developed is essentially a transient, highly-chaotic mixing process that maximizes a dynamic gas/liquid interface, while constantly breaking down and re-forming to maintain fresh gas and liquid at the interfaces. Moreover, the CAR technology has applications for multiphase systems, such as solid-liquid, liquid-liquid (immiscible liquids). In addition, features of the CAR technology can also beneficial for applications with highly exothermic reactions, especially for those when temperature control may help increase reaction selectivity.
In order to illustrate that the CAR produces an aggressive mixing condition, some preliminary tests were conducted. These non-optimized tests resulted kLa values of 0.5 sec-1, exceeding the kLa values of CSTR’s, which typically range from 0.01 to 0.05 sec-1.
The chemical process industry (CPI) is under significant pressure to improve conventional chemical processing technology. This movement is characterized by the development of Process Intensification (PI) equipment. The generally accepted metrics for success of PI systems are: 1) Reduced size and quantity of chemical plant equipment, 2) increased efficiency of chemical processes and chemical reactions, 3) reduced energy consumption, 4) reduced environmental impact, and 5) increased safety. The CAR is being developed as a core Process Intensification technology that will have great versatility across many applications throughout the CPI.
This new continuous chemical reactor technology will be unveiled at the 2013 Resodyn Forum: Industrial Outcomes in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing, to be held August 14 -17, 2013, at Resodyn headquarters in Butte, MT.
For more information on the Forum, visit www.redoynmixers.com, or call 406-497-5333.2062
BUTTE, MT – Resodyn Acoustic Mixers has announced the dates for a demonstrations of their line of innovative industrial mixers. Demonstration appointments are available in all parts of the United States IN March & April. Demonstrations of RAM technology shows you how to achieve
RAM operates at low shear, but high intensity, with no mixer device contact with the ingredients, functionally eliminating clean-up and cross contamination concerns. This feature has proven successful in many industries with hundreds of installations at Fortune 100 customers worldwide. How much can you save by eliminating the bulk of your clean-up and changeover costs?
To reserve a demonstration appointment with Dwynn Nyquist (east), John Neraas (south), or Matthew Karsh (West) February 17-28, 2014, call 406-497-5333 for immediate assistance, or email firstname.lastname@example.org