What is a forced action mixer used for?
Every SoRoTo forced action mixer has been manufactured to the highest quality so that it can handle the toughest environments that machinery can face on building sites.
The versatility of forced action mixers mean that these machines can mix resin bound gravel, mortar, render, plaster, screed and lime putty.
UK contractors are dependent on pan mixers. In resin bound gravel it is imperative that the aggregate and the resin is combined to make sure the resin is held into place before it cures.
How does it work for the wide range of applications that it is used for? This blog post explains.
What materials can you mix with a forced action mixer
A forced action mixer can mix everything that other mixers can – and more.
The pan mixers have rapid speeds, so mixing can be done without breaking a sweat.
While these machines creates a homogenous mix, it is also recommended for mixing materials for housing and more.
It can be used for the following:
- General purpose mortar
- Sand/cement renders
- Cement mortar
- Masonry mortar
- Finishing mortar
- Facing plaster
- Tile adhesive
- Tiling grout
- Dry mixes (paint, whitewash)
- Self-levelling compounds
- Terrazzo flooring
- Epoxy resin
- Concrete repair materials
- Expanding concrete
- Resin bound gravel
Using a forced action mixer for resin bound gravel
Resin bound gravel is ideal for creating driveways, pathways, patios, steps and more. It is an attractive, strong, permeable, long lasting and non-slip surface used in a range of applications.
Resin bound gravel is created by mixing together an expertly formulated polyurethane-based resin binder with washed and kiln-dried decorative aggregates (which are available in a range of colours and sizes) in a forced action mixer.
How to mix resin bound gravel aggregates using a forced action mixer
Forced action mixers are best known for mixing resin bound aggregates.
To do this follow the instructions below:
- Place one 25kg bag of aggregates (2-5mm) and one 25kg bag of 1-3mm aggregates into the mixer.
- Add the pre-mixer resin.
- Add two 25kg bags of 2-5mm aggregates into the mix.
- Add the contents of C52 sand to the mixer.
- Once the sand has been added, make sure it has been evenly distributed throughout the mix.
- Empty the full mix into a wheelbarrow.
- Turn off the mixer and ensure the mix is scraped out of the bottom of the mixer.
Using a forced action mixer for plastering
Plaster can be mixed using a forced action mixer.
It can be created from clay, lime, gypsum and Portland cement. Using a forced action mixer produces a consistent mix every time.
The advantage of this over a paddle mixer is that a paddle mixer needs to be human-operated to ensure consistency, this could be an obstruction when using time-critical products.
The forced action mixer means the same consistent results are achieved automatically every time.
Using a forced action mixer for mortar
Mortar is used to bind building blocks such as stones, bricks and concrete masonry units.
It is created by mixing together sand, a cement binder and water which sets after time to create a hard substance.
A forced action mixer is perfect for creating a high quality, smooth and consistent mix.
Using a pan mixer for concrete
The blend of aggregates, cement, sand and water can be mixed to create concrete.
It has many uses such as creating strong paving, foundations, cladding, posts, floors, cellars, walls, blocks, slabs and roads.
By using a forced action mix it creates a mix that is reliable and can be mixed at a capacity that meets construction needs.
Using an upright mixer for paint
Paint is coloured liquid that is applied to paper, pots, walls, ceilings and more. Depending on use paint can be UV protected, waterproof and scrub resistent.
A forced action mixer can be used to create a paint mix in large quantities while ensuring a great, smooth consistency.
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