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I need a manual transmission drive unit - that works like an egg beater or butter churn Answered

I design micro - and slightly bigger - biodiesel units. 

I want to mix the methoxide with a non-electric mixer.  Slow and steady is all that is needed.  
I have the idea of using a mixer that works like an egg beater or butter churn.  

The mixing container will be of 100-200 litre capacity with a closed lid to avoid chemical fumes.

Can anyone directly me to where I can source something like this? 
I have been to a couple of companies in the food processing industry - to no avail (yet) - as most equipment is electric.

I work from Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa  -  so local will be lekker (excellent) !!




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Bioman.co.za

6 years ago

Thank you! It is amazing that NOTHING works without electricity! I am onto the bakery equipment now.. also a solar & car windscreen wiper motor option, which currently appeals to me most..

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caarntedd

6 years ago

What about a hand powered drill? It works just like an egg beater and has a chuck which a mixing paddle can be attached to. It should have fairly strong gears so you would be able to attach any type of drive system that you like.

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steveastrouk

6 years ago

Look for old bakery machines as well, there are old mixers with the mech you need. Maybe you could make it wind powered....

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mpilchfamily

6 years ago

Get the electrical equivalent of what you need and remove the motor. Preferably a used or broken unit. This will give you the drive mechanism you want to get thing stirring. In place of the motor ad a bike sprocket so you can connect it via a chain to a stationary bike. Or just add a hand crank to it, but peddle power would probably be best.