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SMART DAC 400-1100

The SMART DAC series is the latest generation of Hauschild SpeedMixer® equipment.  This new class of DAC equipment delivers the largest advancement in mixing power, process monitoring & control, and data collection since the previous generation was launched in 2010. 

The fully customizable SMART DAC platform is the foundation of the most versatile and capable DAC mixing equipment to date.  With options like live temperature monitoring & control (with active cooling), independent control of main rotation/counterrotation, and a manufacturing or research optimized interface, it is already answering many of the most common requests from industry.  The platform was also designed with the future in mind.  The machine’s software and onboard PLC allow easy connection and integration of nearly any sensor imaginable as well as IOT compatibility. 

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Top Features

SMART DAC equipment was designed with the power and ruggedization to offer the highest main RPM in its class and also has the stability balance to allow the main rotation to be set as low as 50RPM.  This gives the user the widest range of control that has ever been available.

The machine’s touchscreen interface makes it easy to create programs and customize the display to show the most relevant information about the mixing process. This ensures that precisely optimized mixing and degassing methods can be accurately and repeatably reproduced. With minimal training, any operator can achieve exactly the same results. The optional software packages allow remote control of the equipment from any PC, tablet, or smartphone as well as full documentation of all mixing activities for traceability purposes.

The integrated LED light can be set to remain on, off, or to flash at the same frequency as the main RPM and function as a stroboscope.  When the light is used as a stroboscope, it gives the illusion that the cup is standing still, and mixing/degassing progress can be monitored live through the viewing window.  The visual feedback can help the operator quickly optimize a process by seeing how much speed is required to move the material, when the material is fully mixed, and exactly when the material is fully degassed.

Additional Features

Smart Feature Menu Where New Features are Programmed

Temperature monitoring
& control

Customizable User Interface

Active Cooling

Active Cooling & No Need to Balance

Variable Counterrotation

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Manufacturing package

Touchscreen Smart Interface

Data logging software

Engineering proven in the field to last for decades

Built with safety features that meet or exceed industry standards & requirements (NRTL field labeling optional)

Ergonomic design continually optimize based on user feedback since 1973

Compatible with hundreds of accessories to help optimize performance for your application(s)

Customizable for innovative applications that require innovative solutions

The Hauschild team will support you in selecting the best machine and accessories for your application.
As a Hauschild customer you will also receive training and technical support from our technical staff.

Case Study

Enhancing Processing Efficiency with Hauschild SpeedMixer® Technology

The R&D lab of a ceramics company was having issues with wasted time & material as well as with the quality of their lab scale batches.  The planetary ball mill they were using to mix & disperse took hours or sometimes days to produce samples.  The ball mill required large amounts of material, much of which was lost because it was too difficult to separate from the grinding media.  They also noticed that their material contained a great deal of entrained air and that their densities and physical properties were typically significantly less than the theoretical values. 

Finally, the team discovered the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P.  By using a higher counterrotation ratio with the machine’s variable counterrotation function, they were able to deagglomerate and disperse powders into a slurry in minutes rather than hours.  Because the SMART DAC had more batch size flexibility and didn’t require grinding balls, they could also mix smaller batches and waste less material.  The DAC motion and vacuum function also easily removed entrapped air from the material unlocking the material properties that they had been targeting. 

The team loved their new Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P not only because it was faster and delivered better results, but also because they could mix in disposable cups and didn’t have to do any cleaning!   

Enhancing Efficiency and Quality in Ceramics R&D with Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P

This case study explores how a ceramics company’s research and development (R&D) laboratory overcame challenges related to wasted time, material, and subpar quality of lab scale batches. The company successfully addressed these issues by adopting the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P, which revolutionized their mixing and dispersion processes.

Time and Material Waste: The existing planetary ball mill employed by the lab for mixing and dispersing materials required excessive time, often taking hours or even days to produce samples. Additionally, large amounts of material were lost when separating out the grinding media, leading to significant waste.

Inconsistent Quality: The lab observed that the physical properties and densities of their ceramic materials sometimes deviated significantly from the theoretical values. This discrepancy was attributed to the presence of entrained air within the material, affecting the overall quality.

Discovering the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P: After diligent research and evaluation, the R&D team discovered the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P, a cutting-edge solution that addressed their specific needs.

Reduction of processing time: By taking advantage of its variable counterrotation function, the team used a higher than normal counterrotation ratio to achieve rapid deagglomeration and dispersion of powders into a slurry. The SpeedMixer significantly reduced processing time, transforming the task from hours to minutes.

Enhanced Flexibility and Reduced Material Utilization: Unlike the ball mill, the SMART DAC offered more batch size flexibility. The equipment’s compatibility with a variety of disposable mixing vessels allowed the team to mix smaller batches, reducing material waste significantly. Moreover, the SpeedMixer did not require grinding balls in this case which ensured there was negligible loss of materials.

Removal of entrapped air and bubbles: The DAC motion and vacuum function eliminated entrapped air from the ceramic material during the mixing process. This breakthrough enabled the team to unlock the targeted material properties that had previously been elusive, resulting in improved densities and physical characteristics aligning closely with theoretical values.

The ceramics company’s R&D lab successfully addressed their challenges of wasted time, material, and inconsistent quality by implementing the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P. The SpeedMixer’s modern features and capabilities, flexibility, and operational convenience proved pivotal in transforming their material processing procedures. This case study exemplifies how adopting innovative equipment can lead to significant improvements in efficiency, material utilization, and product quality within the ceramics industry.

Unmatched Laboratory Mixing Innovation

Secondary features and benefits - value

Temperature control package

The Temperature Control package for the Hauschild SpeedMixer® SMART DAC series provides a number of new and novel capabilities.  The machine uses a non-contact sensor to provide Live Temperature Monitoring.  The live temperature data can be used by the SMART software to provide Temperature Control by varying process parameters accordingly.  This includes the option to apply Active Cooling directly to the mixing vessel. 

Variable Counterrotation Package

Until recently, no high-power DAC mixer on the market offered independent control of the main rotation and counter rotation of the mixing vessel.  The most powerful DAC mixer ever offered is now also available with a digitally programmable Variable Counterrotation Ratio.  This gives the user the option to favor mixing or Dearing/degassing and gives significantly more control over the temperature of the material.

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Featured Accessories

Numerous Options
Depending on the mixing weight and feeling volume different cups are available for your Hauschild SpeedMixer®. All mixing cups can be used as disposable items. Hot child offers jars in several colors, beside transparent, white and black, which is suitable for photo sensitive material. The most used jars are made of polypropylene (PP) due to its high resistance to the temperature and the low chemical reactivity. Dimensions of the cups and buckets go from few ml to up to 16l of normal capacity.

  • PP 50, 100, 250, 300, 1200, 2000
  • Max 40, 60, 100, 200, 300
  • Stainless Steel 30, 100, 500, 1000

Standard and Customized
To help the customers obtaining the best results with their Hauschild SpeedMixer®, we continuously work on the research and development of accessories. Custom made adapters have been designed to allow our customers mixing in a wide range of small and large container such as poly propylene jars, syringes, cartridges, glass, bottles, and customized containers. Our solutions allow mixing in one or more containers for every run. We are pleased to help you.have been designed to allow our customers mixing in a wide range of small and large container such as poly propylene jars, syringes, cartridges, glass, bottles, and customized containers. Our solutions allow mixing in one or more containers for every run. We are pleased to help you finding the best suitable accessory for your machine.

  • PP 50, 100, 250, 300, 1200, 2000
  • Max 40, 60, 100, 200, 300
  • Multi holders
  • Cartridge & syringe holders
  • Vial holder

Accessories

  • Lever Press
  • SpeedDisks

  • Rings
  • Cylinders
  • Spherical media

Technical specs & capability comparison

 

Criteria

Hauschild SpeedMixer DAC

Hauschild SpeedMixer SMART DAC

Thinky Mixers

Mazerustar (Kurabo) Mixers

FlackTek Mixer

Inventor of the DAC (Dual Asymmetric Centrifuge) technology.

Yes

No

No

No

Original technology patent.

Yes

No

No

No

In the market since.

1974

2021

1984[1]

1990

2020

Field tested technology.

49 years[2]

39 years

33 years

3 years

Mixing weight (grams).

Up to 10.000

Up to 2.000[3]

Up to 2×10.000

Up to 2×10.000

Up to 2×10.000

Lab-size 2kg machine

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No5

Programmable/Programs.

Up to 50

Up to 500

  

Up to 250

Remote operation.

Yes

???

???

Yes

Independent variable counterrotation[4].

No

Yes

No5

No5

No5

Real time material’s temperature reading.

No

Yes

No[5]

No5

No5

Automatic material’s temperature control.

No

Yes

No5

No5

No5

Automatic material cooling system.

No

Yes

No5

No5

No5

Mixing under vacuum

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Robotic version.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Vacuum robotic version.

No

Yes

No5

No5

No5

Integrated automatic strobe-light

No

Yes

No5

No5

Custom solution

Warranty period (months)

12

12

12

6 to 12

Expected lifetime

20+ years

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Made in …

Germany

Japan

Japan

USA

Type of company

Traditional family business

Corporation

Public

Single owner

Ownership

Germany

Japan

Japan

UK

Local presence with technical support

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] The company was founded in 1971 and, according to the website, the development of the mixer took 13 years.

[2] The DAC and the SMART DAC share the same core technology.

[3] Soon available also up to 10kg.

[4] With separate, dedicated servomotor.

[5] No evidence was found about this feature.

ModelSMART DAC 400.3 FVZ-LRSMART DAC 600.3 FVZ-LRSMART DAC 700.3 FVZ-LRSMART DAC 800.3 FVZ-LRSMART DAC 1100.3 FVZ
 Small samples All around lab useHigh viscosity & high SGHigh SGLarger lab scale batches
Commonly used forVery high viscosities (>5M cps)Specific gravity ~0.8 – 1.5 g/ccSpecific gravity ~1.5 – 2 g/ccSpecific gravity > ~2 g/ccSpecialty manufacturing
 High speed millingProduction batches up to 500g Mixing in stainless containers 
      
Performance     
Max RPM24002200200018501700
Material capacityup to 300gup to 500gup to 600gup to 700gup to 1000g
Largest container volume2000ml2000ml2000ml2000ml2000ml
Smallest container volume<10ml<10ml<10ml<10ml<10ml
ProgramsUp to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)
Max runtime per cycle30min30min30min30min30min
Adjustable counterweight AvailableAvailableRecommendedStandard
      
Design      
User interfaceTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen
Width650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)
Width on console750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)
Height (lid open)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)
Height on console (lid open)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)
Depth620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)
Weight 110/242 (kg/lb)112/246 (kg/lb)114/251 (kg/lb)116/255 (kg/lb)118/260 (kg/lb)
Input Power 120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V
Peak power consumption1500W1500W1500W1500W1500W
Vacuum interfaceAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
      
Capabilities     
Liquid mixing (< ~300k cps)
Paste mixing (> ~300k cps)
High viscosity mixing (> ~10M cps)
Powder mixing
Mix liquid with paste
Mix powder with paste
Mix liquid with powder
Mixing multiple samples at onceAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Dispersion
Milling & pulverizationAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Stroboscopic process monitoring
Live material temperature monitoringTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature package
Cooling & temperature controlTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature package
Variable counterrotationCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation package
Manufacturing optimized interfaceManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing package
Deairing & bubble removal
Vacuum degassingAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Cartridge deairingAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Syringe deairing (1 or multiple)AccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
      
Custom options:  larger volume (up to 2800ml), Remote control, Robotic, exhaust port for connection to hood / “elephant trunk”, and many more…  
ModelSMART DAC 400.4 VAC-PSMART DAC 600.4 VAC-PSMART DAC 700.4 VAC-PSMART DAC 800.4 VAC-PSMART DAC 1100.4 VAC-P
 Small samples All around lab useHigh viscosity & high SGHigh SGLarger lab scale batches
Commonly used forVery high viscosities (>5M cps)Specific gravity ~0.8 – 1.5 g/ccSpecific gravity ~1.5 – 2 g/ccSpecific gravity > ~2 g/ccSpecialty manufacturing
 Degassing syringes/cartridgesProduction batches up to 500g Mixing in stainless containers 
      
Performance     
Max RPM24002200200018501700
Material capacityup to 300gup to 500gup to 600gup to 700gup to 1000g
Largest container volume2000ml2000ml2000ml2000ml2000ml
Smallest container volume<10ml<10ml<10ml<10ml<10ml
ProgramsUp to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)Up to 500 (Pro version)
Max runtime per cycle30min30min30min30min30min
Adjustable counterweight AvailableAvailableRecommendedStandard
      
Design      
User interfaceTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen
Width650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)650mm (25.6″)
Width on console750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)750mm (29.5″)
Height 970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)970mm (38.2″)
Height on console 1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)1540mm (60.5″)
Depth620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)620mm (24.4″)
Weight kg/lb120/264 (kg/lb)122/268 (kg/lb)124/273 (kg/lb)126/277 (kg/lb)128/282 (kg/lb)
Input Power 120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V120V or 230V
Peak power consumption1500W1500W1500W1500W1500W
Vacuum interface10mm tube or 1/4 NPT10mm tube or 1/4 NPT10mm tube or 1/4 NPT10mm tube or 1/4 NPT10mm tube or 1/4 NPT
      
Capabilities     
Liquid mixing (< ~300k cps)
Paste mixing (> ~300k cps)
High viscosity mixing (> ~10M cps)
Powder mixing
Mix liquid with paste
Mix powder with paste
Mix liquid with powder
Mixing multiple samples at once
Dispersion
Milling & pulverizationAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Stroboscopic process monitoring
Live material temperature monitoringTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature package
Cooling & temperature controlTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature packageTemperature package
Variable counterrotationCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation packageCounterrotation package
Manufacturing optimized interfaceManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing packageManufacturing package
Deairing & bubble removal
Vacuum degassing
Cartridge degassingAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
Syringe degassing (1 or multiple)AccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessoryAccessory
      
Custom options:  larger volume (up to 2800ml), Remote control, Robotic, and many more…