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A vortex mixer, or vortexer, is a simple device used commonly in laboratories to mix small vials of liquid. It consists of an electric motor with the drive shaft oriented vertically and attached to a cupped rubber piece mounted slightly off-center. As the motor runs the rubber piece oscillates rapidly in a circular motion. When a test tube or other appropriate container is pressed into the rubber cup (or touched to its edge) the motion is transmitted to the liquid inside and a vortex is created. Most vortex mixers are designed with 2 or 4-plate formats, have variable speed settings ranging from 100 to 3,200 rpm, and can be set to run continuously, or to run only when downward pressure is applied to the rubber piece.

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    Mixer shower - mains cold - gravity hot

    Hi, I've seen a few posts about not using mains cold with gravity fed hot. Ours is only about 0.1 bar for the hot. The reasons given vary from possible backflow into hot cylinder to hard to get a good mix. In that case how does the kitchen mixer tap work - that mixes gravity hot and...
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  3. J

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  4. M

    Electric to Mixer Shower

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  5. stuartfung

    Grohe Mixer Shower Leak

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    Mira Excel (circa 2002) mixer shower no hot water flow

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  8. T

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  9. Reddwarf4ever

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  10. J

    Bar mixer shower replacement issue

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  11. J

    URGENT Mixer Shower Fitting Advice

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  14. T

    URGENT Mixer Shower and Gravity Fed System

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    Advice please about fitting mixer shower from Worcester Bosch 25/ 32 heatslave oil combi

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  16. J

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  17. smodkins

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  18. J

    Why is my hot water cutting out on waterfall tap mixer shower?

    Hey. Thanks in advance for any help. We have a set of waterfall mixer taps on our bath with a shower connection. Occasionally the boiler would cut out when we were showering. Now, of we have just hot water on, the shower is fine. If we add the slightest amount of cold water, the boiler cuts off...
  19. M

    Thermostatic mixer shower drilling spindle

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  20. M

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