Fast cleaning with no assembly required
The flat mixing head used in the CM i4 has tremendous benefits when it comes to cleaning. This is due not only to the lack of side walls on the mixing head and its flat, polished surfaces, but also to the combination of the mixing head and mixing tool.
With greater spacing from the floor of the mixing head and the mixing container, the mixing tool in the CM i4 does not need to be removed from the mixing head for cleaning. At the same time, material adhesion on the mixing head is minimized. This substantially reduces the cleaning effort required for recipe changes and improves machine availability many times over.
At the same time, the geometry of the polished tool ensures perfect mixing vortex at moderate circumferential speeds of 5-15 m/s. This means short mixing times of 3-4 minutes with good homogenization and excellent color expression in the mixture.
The dispersion performance required is produced by the tool geometry, with winglets located on the ends, and the temperature rise is limited to about 2-3°C per minute of mixing time.
The option of using different container sizes in one mixing station greatly increases the flexibility of the mixing system, as both small and large batches can be run in the same mixer.