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
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 email@example.com
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 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
Recently completed testing from a jointly developed project performed by Resodyn Mixers and the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) provides independent and compounding pharmacists with welcome results from the much anticipated performance data. These data are posted at http://www.resodynmixers.com/pharmaform
Nine months of joint research & development, coupled with Resodyn’s expertise in pharmaceutical mixing applications, produced a RAM mixing device customized to PCCA member needs. Pharmacy compounders prepare personalized medications for patients .by mixing individual ingredients in the exact strength and dosage form required by an individual patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with both patient and prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s critical needs.1908
Pharmaceutical Technology recently published a study by key Pfizer scientists that evaluated the Resodyn LabRAM resonant acoustic mixer as a potential tool for dry powder coating. Efficient mixing is accomplished creating a homogeneous shear zone throughout the mixing vessel without the aid of mixing media or impellers. The study concluded that the LabRAM was effective at applying dry powder coatings with higher bulk density and superior powder flow. Please read this article at:
In an effort to support our customers’ interest in various applicaton data, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers is proud to announce the release of a paper on the use of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing (RAM) for blending materials used in the formation of Li-ion battery electrodes. The experiments demonstrated that the mixing process is rapid, and post-mix analysis showed that the mixture was very uniform, fully meeting the product specification. Moreover, this complex mix formulation demonstrated that the RAM technology was capable of powder-powder mixing, powder coating, and powder-resin blending in the same mixer without the need for any system modification.
This work confirmed the efficiency and flexibility of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing as a technology that is well suited to manufacturing of Lithium-ion battery materials. Finally, the dramatic reduction in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing time, compared to traditional approaches, offers Li-ion battery manufacturers a means to significantly reduce manufacturing costs.
Click here to read this encouraging case study, or contact any member of our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with questions on how you may able to put the power of ResonantAcoustic® Mixing to work in your facility.1402
In recognition of Earth Day, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers is proud to share a few key examples of how RAM mixers can increase your energy efficiency and reduce or eliminate your use of toxic solvents in the mixing process.
Click here to read this encouraging data sheet or contact any member of our team by emailing email@example.com with questions on how you may be able to lower your cost of mix while becoming more environmentally friendly in the process.1384