In this series, Ted inspects the newly-arrived Big Mixer that uses heat, pressure, vacuum, large stirring vanes and lots of valves and gages interconnected in such a way as to produce about 30 litres of reagent a day. That translates into enough reagent to fill a few thousand pods. This mixer was installed and run in Connecticut for the past several years, but now is under the same roof as the Pod Machine, which it feeds.
|Ted McLelland and the equipment used to make reagents|
newly arrived at 20x24
|Inspection of the heat exchanger, which|
controls the process temperature
|The vessel in which the reagent is mixed|
under heat and pressure
|A large motor and gearbox turn the mixer.|