Solid Surface Vacuum Mixers

Gruber Process Equipment
Gruber GS1700 Vacuum Mixer

Eliminate air while blending solid surface matrix with a Gruber Vacuum Mixer! The GS1700 vacuum mixer is our best value vacuum mixer, and largest capacity vacuum mixer. It features a powerful 3 HP motor, and large mixing capacity of 375 pounds (170 kg) - or 28 gallons (106 liters) of solid surface material. The GS1700 uses a pneumatic boom and mixing arm that raises up and swings out of the way to give the larger pot more room to be lifted up with a bridge crane or gantry.

Like all Gruber Systems' Vacuum Mixers, this unit effectively evacuates air from the matrix during the matrix blending process, to produce void-free cast solid surface products. Vacuum mixed materials are condensed, void-free, durable products that can be fabricated to create popular designs in today's kitchen and bath market.

Features:

  • Powerful 3 horsepower motor and large capacity mixing vessel capable of mixing up to approximately 375 lbs. (170 kg) of solid surface matrix (approximately 28 gallons or 106 liters).

  • Stainless steel mixing pot with a domed bottom and domed lid assembly.

  • The lid assembly is supported by a pneumatic cylinder that is used to raise and lower the assembly. When in the raised position, the lid assembly can be rotated away from the mixing pot to allow for unobstructed access.

  • Pot lifter and ring for use with a hoist and gantry to assist in the pouring of matrix.

  • Pneumatic boom and mixing arm that raises up and swings out of the way to give the larger pot more room to be lifted up with a bridge crane or gantry.

  • The heavy-duty contoured stainless steel mixing blade is attached to the lid assembly with a twist lock mechanism for quick blade removal and replacement.

  • Available with a 230/460VAC, 3-phase 50/60 Hz mixing motor and a 115/230VAC single-phase 50/60 Hz vacuum pump motor.

Specifications

Controls:
- Integrated switch for motor on/off
- Pneumatic control for raising/lowering lid assembly
Electrical:
- Mixing Motor - 50/60Hz 230/460V 3-Phase 10/5A @ 3HP
- Vacuum Pump - 50/60Hz 115/230V 1-Phase 8/4A @ 1/2HP
Air Requirements:
- 5 CFM (141.58 L/min) @ 80 PSI (0.55 mpa) - clean and dry
Mixing Vessel Drive:
  60 hertz 50 hertz
Input speed: 1725 rpm 1425 rpm
Reduction ratio: 30 to 1 30 to 1
Output speed: 57.5 rpm 47.5 rpm
Output torque: 1141 in. lb/992cm.kg 1087 in. lb./945cm.kg
Oil capacity: 1qt./.946L 1qt./.946L

Mixing Vessel:

Material Bottom - 10ga. (3.4mm) stainless steel domed tank head.
Side - 16ga. (1.6mm) stainless steel.
Specifications Inside Dia. - 27” (685 mm)
Inside depth - 23” (584 mm)
Mixing/Total Capacity (Solid Surface)
Approx. 375 lb (170kg)/130 qts.
or 28 U.S. Gallons (approx. 106L)
Shipping Weight 48 lb (22 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 30” x 28” x 18” (762mm x 711mm x 457mm)

Mixing Blade:

Material: <1/2” (13 mm) x 3" (76mm) stainless steel flatbar contoured to mixing vessel with 1-5/8" (41mm) ID x 3/8" (10mm) wall stainless steel hub.
Features: Quick release twist lock mechanism, polyethylene wipers
Mixing Vessel Lid:
Material: 10 gauge (3.4mm) stainless steel domed tank head.
Features:

- Utilizes a replaceable L-RTV rubber seal for pot rim (see optional accessories for replacement).

- Includes replaceable bearing with vacuum seal.

Vacuum Pump:
Rotary vane, fan cooled and oil-less. Separate drive motor base mounted and coupled to pump. Includes muffler, filter, vacuum relief valve and vacuum gauge.

Description and Order Number:

GS1700 Vacuum Mixers*:
GS1700 Vacuum Mixer, 60Hz, 3Ø (3-Phase), Complete w/ Vacuum Pump, Pot & Blade - #170136V*
GS1700 Vacuum Mixer, 50Hz, 3Ø (3-Phase), Complete w/ Vacuum Pump, Pot & Blade - #170137V*
* Specify voltage when ordering.
 
Recommended Accessories:
GS1700 Pot Lifter Assembly (Pot Lifter and Ring) - #170315
Replacement/Additional GS1700 Stainless Steel Mixing Vessel only - #170310 (if you want an extra or additional mixing pot)
GS1700 Pot Lifter Ring only - #170316 (one needed for each additional mixing pot if a Pot Lifter is used)

Accessories/Replacement Parts:
Vacuum Pump Assembly, GS1700/GS1800 - #162203
Mixing Blade (Solid Surface) Stainless Steel GS1700 - #162248*
Mixing Vessel only, Stainless Steel, GS1700 - #170310
Pot Lifter Assembly (Pot Lifter and Ring), GS1700 - #170315
Pot Lifter (No Ring), GS1700 - #170314
Pot Lifter Ring only, GS1700 - #170316
Poly Wiper Set, GS1700/GS1800 - #162205
RTV-L Seal Kit, Vacuum Mixer - #0838194
Sub Micro Air Filter, M-60 - #111095
Replacement Filter, M-60 - #111096
* A blade is available for cultured marble (#162204)

Crating:
Crate - GS1700 Vacuum Mixer - #CEGS1700
Crate - GS1700 Vessel - #CEGS1700P

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Equipment Requirements:
220V, 60hz and all 50hz models are equipped with a power chord only and would require a plug to match service outlet for testing purposes only. Mixers should be hardwired to an appropriate 30A circuit by a qualified electrician to meet your local electrical codes. Additional controls may be necessary to meet your local regulations. Any additional requirements needed to deem this equipment operational will be obtained by buyer at buyers expense.
 
Note: compressed air supply to machine is required for boom operation.