Product News: New Paddle Blender from RETSCH Offers Effective Blending for Microbiological Food Testing

22 Oct 2010

With the new Paddle Blender PB 100 RETSCH now offers the most effective blender for semi-solid and solid food samples. The homogenization of the sample is produced by a combination of mechanical effects.

The patented SMASH effect crushes the sample during the first 3 seconds with maximum speed; it is complemented by a peristaltic mixing of the sample which guarantees optimum sample preparation. The samples are prepared in disposable sterile bags. Thus, cross contamination is avoided and instrument sterilization between samples made obsolete. The automatic overload protection for difficult samples helps to avoid blockage; it is not necessary to reposition the bag.

The PB 100 is exceptionally easy to operate. Three preset speeds and nine different blending times offer a wide range of possibilities. In case sample material has leaked into the chamber, cleaning the PB 100 is a matter of seconds due to the fully accessible chamber, integrated waste drawer and round corners. Another crucial advantage: the innovative design of the PB 100 (soundproof conception) makes it the quietest lab blender compared to any standard blender in the market with approximately 10 dBA less noise development.

Benefits at a glance:
• Highly effective due to patented SMASH effect
• Sterile bags for a great variety of applications
• Very short blending time (30 sec – 1 min)
• No blockage due to automatic overload protection
• Reproducible results due to digital setting of time and speed via intuitive keypad
• Fully accessible leak-proof chamber, easy to clean
• Very quiet operation