The ACR consists of two parts, the agitator platform and a demountable reactor block. The agitator platform consists of a reactor chamber with a closable lid. The platform also houses the instruments and controls for generating mixing. Connections for heat transfer fluids are mounted on the side of the platform and access ports for the process pipes are located on the front plate. The control panel provides mixer controls, temperature monitoring and data logging. This is available in three options: analogue, digital, or remote (for use in hazardous areas). A mounting boss for the reactor blocks is located within the reaction chamber. This generates rapid lateral movement for mixing. The reactor can be purchased with one or more of the reactor blocks shown below and further blocks can be purchased if necessary. All blocks are fully interchangeable.
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