The "BEAST" Heavy Duty Asphalt Mixer

The BEAST Heavy Duty Asphalt Mixer

 The Beast has been expressly designed to prepare homogeneous bituminous mixtures at a strictly controlled temperature. The preparation of the bituminous sample is obtained in a short time period (few minutes) to avoid any mechanical aggregate degradation and to fully coat all mineral components, as requested ASTM D6307 & AASHTO TP53.

  • Mixing capacity: 32 liters maximum
  • Mixing bowl: stainless steel AISI 316
  • Slot on the top of the lid to pour filler and additives during mixing
  • Mixing temperature: selectable from ambient up to 500°F (260°C) through sensitive probe and digital display control
  • Mixing speed: adjustable from 4 to 40 rpm
  • Easy tilting unloading operation by electromechanical motion with rotation up to 130°
  • Strictly controlled temperature
  • Fast preparation of bituminous samples
  • MX-5000

The Beast produces representative samples to perform: 

    • Gyratory compaction tests 
    •  Marshall stability tests 
    •  Wheel tracking wet and dry tests 
    •  Slabs compaction laboratory tests 
    •  Beam fatigue and Stiffness tests 
    •  Asphalt general purpose tests

The Beast consists of:

    • Main frame holding a horizontal stainless steel bowl with a helical mixing shaft
    • The bowl, double wall insulation made of stainless steel AISI 316, contains an electric heater with probe sensor granting constant and uniform temperature control
    • An electromechanical motion allows to tilt the bowl facilitate the unloading operation, with total rotation up to 130°
    • The control panel foresees:
      • Digital thermo-regulator to set temperature and to control the mixing temperature
      • Mixing speed regulator
      • Main and start/stop switches
      • Rotation inversion of the blades
      • Command to tilt the bowl

    Heating power: 3000 Watts
    Power supply: 230V, Single-Phase, 50-60Hz 4500W
    Dimensions: 51" x 28" x 48"
    Weight: 770 lbs.