Conversion of Hobart Model C-100 Electric Mixer to Air Drive for Use in Mixing Pyrotechnic Compositions
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During development of a Catalyst Generator at Naval Ammunition Depot, Crane, Indiana, a special need arose for a somewhat universal mixer to thoroughly blend pyrotechnic mixes of various types under special conditions. The search for a mixer which could be used to mix these pyrotechnic mixes of approximately 10 lbs. in size, on a reproducible as well as a productive basis, led to the Model C-100 Planetary Action Mixer manufactured by the Hobart Manufacturing Company, Troy, Ohio. Preliminary testing of this mixer, with its planetary action, proved that it could meet the criteria already mentioned. One problem remained however, the Model C-100 Mixer is equipped from the factory with the standard type electrical motor and related equipment which would not permit the Model C-100 to be used to mix pyrotechnic mixes because of the safety requirements. Since this mixer provided the proper mixing action, it was suggested that the electrical motor and related controls switches be replaced with an air motor to adapt this mixer to meet the safety requirements involved.
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