About two years ago, the dosing and mixing technology specialist Tartler presented the first mixer attachment for the dynamic processing of two-component plastics with cartridge pistols (dispensers). The company now presents the second generation of its cartridge mixer under the product designation LC-DCM.
According to Tartler, the new cartridge mixer is equipped with a universal connection for numerous common cartridge systems. Small-quantity users who process cast resins and adhesives for repairs, reworks or the optimisation of surfaces with pneumatic cartridge pistols particularly stand to benefit from this.
With its cartridge mixer attachment, Tartler is transferring the quality advantages of the dynamic 2K synthetic resin mixing technology from the automated series production to the manual small-quantity application. In the new LC-DCM version, the Tartler’s mixer attachment now offers a wider field of application, since it is equipped with a universal connection point for the plastic adapter of many different common cartridge systems.
The company announced that the die cast manufacturing of Tartler can provide additional plastic adapters for additional cartridges for the new attachment at any time. This means there are no limitations anymore when it comes to selecting cartridges, dispensers or materials. All small-quantity users who use the widespread double cartridge dispenser from Sulzer (Mixpac), Nordson (Side x Side) or other manufacturers for the manual processing of cast resin or adhesives will now have the option of dynamically mixing and significantly increasing both the quality of the mixing results and the potential discharge capacity. Since manual small-quantity mixing with cartridge pistols is primarily employed for reworks, repairs or within the scope of surface optimisation, it is particularly these areas of application that stand to benefit from the new mixer attachment coming out of Michelstadt.
Up to 80 percent more discharge
Up to now, many small-quantity processors have had to accept irritating quality drawbacks when mixing resins and hardeners with multiple-component or double cartridge pistols because the used or recommended static mixers did not ensure one hundred percent mixing, or because the discharge capacities when using longer mixers were reduced significantly. The cartridge mixer attachment LC-DCM from Tartler makes these issues a thing of the past. It achieves this primarily thanks to three components: A flange to take up the plastic adapter, which is mounted liquid-tight to the cartridge, a basic body with the connection for the dynamic plastic mixer, and an air motor for driving the dynamic mixer. Overall, the new attachment from Tartler is a very slim construction and forms a functional unit with the dispenser, which can be precisely guided and easily handled with the attachment.
In addition to its universal adapter connection, the cartridge mixer offers another advantage: Irrespective of the processed materials, with the same configuration and the same pressure it offers a volume discharge of up to 80 percent more than when using a static mixer recommended by the cartridge or material manufacturer – or by the filler. Additionally, it can even be used for extreme mixing ratios and high viscosity differences between materials – another advantage that shouldn’t be overlooked.