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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

MODEL 3060
CONSTANT SPEED MIXER
Revision E.2 February 2006
P/N: 30-060-0
S/N: ____________

CHANDLER
E N G I N E E R I N G
P.O. Box 470710
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74147-0710 U.S.A.
Telephone: 918-250-7200
Fax: 918-459-0165
E-mail: chandler@chandlereng.com
Website: http://www.chandlereng.com

Copyright 2000, by Chandler Engineering Company L.L.C.


All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of contents in any manner is prohibited without express permission from Chandler
Engineering Company L.L.C. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, the publisher assumes no
responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information
contained herein.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Table of Contents
General Information................................................................. P-1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................... P-1
Purpose and Use......................................................................................................... P-1
Features and Benefits ............................................................................................................ P-1
Specifications ........................................................................................................................ P-2
Safety Requirements.............................................................................................................. P-2
Where to Find Help ............................................................................................................... P-3

Section 1 Installation............................................................. 1-1


Unpacking the Instrument ..................................................................................................... 1-1
Utilities Required................................................................................................................... 1-1
Tools/Equipment Required.................................................................................................... 1-1
Setting Up the Instrument...................................................................................................... 1-1

Section 2 Operating Instructions........................................... 2-1


Operation ............................................................................................................................... 2-1
Mixing a Cement Slurry............................................................................................. 2-1

Section 3 Maintenance.......................................................... 3-1


Tools Required ...................................................................................................................... 3-1
Cleaning and Service Tips..................................................................................................... 3-1
Calibration Procedure............................................................................................................ 3-1
Maintenance Procedures........................................................................................................ 3-1
Changing the Blade Assembly................................................................................... 3-1
Resetting the MIX1 and MIX2 Mixing Speeds ......................................................... 3-1
Maintenance Schedule........................................................................................................... 3-2

Section 4 Troubleshooting Guide ......................................... 4-1


Section 5 - Replacement Parts ................................................. 5-1
Model 3060............................................................................................................................ 5-1

Section 6 - Drawings and Schematics...................................... 6-1


Components Section Includes:
Timer #814 instructions

Reference Section Includes:


Abbreviation List
Sales Literature

PREFACE

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General Information
Introduction
Purpose and Use
The Chandler Engineering Model 3060 Constant Speed Mixer is designed to provide mixing
of cement slurries in accordance with API Specification 10. The mixer features a digital
tachometer, motor speed control electronics, and a timer. The mixing speeds are preset at
4,000 and 12,000 RPM for use with the 1-liter cup. Alternately, the mixing speed may be
adjusted using a variable potentiometer. As the load varies, the speed control maintains the
speed of the motor at the preset speeds.
The control enclosure is mounted above the mixing cup and motor for ease of use and display
of the mixing speed.

Features and Benefits


Constant speed operation is easily observed by the bright digital display at eye level
Hardened mixing blades assure long life
Two preset constant speeds (4,000 and 12,000 rpm). The preset speeds can be easily

changed to any value between 1,000 and 18,000 rpm for applications outside API Spec
10
Push button selection of variable speed allows mixing of shear-sensitive materials at
desired speed
One continuous variable speed (1,000 to 18,000 rpm)
Stainless steel container can withstand abrasive action when mixing cement at high
speeds
Stability of the unit is ensured by the heavy base plate and control panel which is
designed for safe and easy operation
Heavy-duty industrial-grade mixer assures its trouble-free and long life operation
No variation in thickening time test due to changes in shear rate
Operator can quickly select API speeds while adding cement to mixer

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PREFACE

Specifications
Container Material:
Maximum Speed:
Speed Selection Switch:
Constant Speeds:
Adjustable Speeds:
Display:
Cabinet:
Container Volume:
Dimensions:
Net Weight:
Shipping Weight:
*

Stainless steel
18,000 rpm *
Three push button switches to quickly select the desired
speed
Two independently adjustable speeds over a wide range
of rpm, adjusted by Chandler to 4,000 and 12,000 rpm
(per API Spec 10)
From 1,000 to 18,000 rpm
Speed is displayed directly in rpm
Stainless steel
1 quart (1-liter)
18 (46cm) high x 7 (18cm) wide x 12 (31cm) deep
55 lbs (25 kg)
110 lbs (50 kg)

As mixers begin to exhibit substantial wear, maximum rpm will decrease. Maximum
rpm is dependent on amplitude of line voltage.

Safety Requirements
READ BEFORE ATTEMPTING OPERATION OF INSTRUMENT
The Chandler Engineering Model 3060 Constant Speed Mixer is designed for operator
safety.
To ensure safety:

Locate the instrument in a low traffic area


Post signs where the instrument is being operated to warn non-operating personnel
Read and understand instructions before attempting instrument operation
Observe caution notes
Observe and follow the warning labels on the instrument
Always disconnect main power to the instrument before attempting any repair
Appropriately rated fire extinguishers should be located within close proximity

Before attempting to operate the instrument, the operator should read and understand this
manual.

PREFACE

Where to Find Help


In the event of problems, contact your local sales representative or Chandler Engineering:

Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Website:

918-250-7200
918-459-0165
chandler@chandlereng.com
www.chandlereng.com

Instrument training classes are also available.

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SECTION 1 INSTALLATION

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Section 1 Installation
Unpacking the Instrument
The following components are included with the complete 3060 system:

Mixer enclosure
Motor with speed control cable
Mixer cup (1-liter) with lid

Accessories supplied with instrument (check against accessory list inside the packing).
NOTE: Verify all parts listed on packing slip have been shipped with instrument. If parts
are missing, contact Chandler Engineering.

Utilities Required
110 VAC or 240 VAC

Tools/Equipment Required
None required

Setting Up the Instrument


1.

Plug the small circular connector from the mixer motor into the matching socket located
at the bottom of the control enclosure.

2.

Plug the mixer motor power cable into the matching socket located at the bottom of the
control enclosure.

3.

Connect the power cord from the control enclosure to an appropriately rated power
source in accordance with local wiring codes.

CAUTION: Check your power supply (120VAC or 240VAC) against your Model 3060
system power rating. Damage can occur if incorrect line voltage is applied.

SECTION 2 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

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Section 2 Operating Instructions


Operation
The control enclosure includes three speed control buttons located above the tachometer.
MIX1 and MIX2 are preset at 4,000 and 12,000 RPM, respectively. The VAR setting is used
to manually adjust the motor speed using the speed control potentiometer on the front panel.
MIX1 and MIX2 preset speeds may be adjusted as necessary using the adjustments located to
the right and left of the buttons. Refer to the Maintenance Section of this manual for
additional information on how to reset the speeds for MIX1 and MIX2.
The timer is used to preset the mixing time interval. When the selected time has elapsed, the
motor will turn off. Setting the timer switch to the manual position will disable the timer and
allow continuous operation of the motor.
Note: Be sure the MIX1 button is depressed before placing the mixer in Manual mode.
Failure to do so will cause the mixer speed to start out on high speed which could
force the slurry out of its container.

Mixing a Cement Slurry


Caution: Wear eye protection when using the mixer.
1.

Measure the amount of water and pour into the mixer cup.

2.

Using a scale, measure the amount of cement.

3.

Set the timer switch to the AUTO Position.

4.

Verify that the total countdown time is set to 50 seconds in accordance with the API
procedure. Adjust the timer by pressing the small buttons below each digit.

5.

Turn the master switch to on (red power light lit). Press the MIX 1 button.

6.

Press the red START/RESET button. The motor will operate at 4,000 RPM.

7.

Add the measured cement into the mixer cup as the water is mixed.

8.

Replace the mixer cup cover and press the MIX 2 button to increase the motor speed to
12,000 RPM. The motor will turn off when the timer countdown has ended.

Note: Mixer should run for 15 seconds at low speed (4,000 RPM) and the remaining 35
seconds at high speed (12,000 RPM) in accordance with API Specification 10.

SECTION 3 MAINTENANCE

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Section 3 Maintenance
Tools Required
Basic Hand Tools.

Cleaning and Service Tips


Most of the problems that occur with the 3060 mixer motor are due to inadequate cleaning of
the mixing blade assembly. If the blade assembly becomes contaminated with cement, the
assembly will bind and cause the motor to over heat. The blending assembly, mixing cup,
control base and mixer motor should be thoroughly cleaned after each use.

Calibration Procedure
The mixing speed can be checked using a traceable tachometer.

Maintenance Procedures
Changing the Blade Assembly
To change the blade assembly, follow the procedure below:
1. Remove the nut on the bottom outside with a 7/8" socket, pull the blade assembly
through the cup.
2. Remove the small "acorn" nut with a 3/8" wrench.
3. Replace blade with a new one.
4. Tighten acorn nut onto new blade.
5. Reinsert the blade assembly through the cup.
6. Tighten the nut on the bottom outside.

Resetting the MIX1 and MIX2 Mixing Speeds


NOTE: The MIX1 and MIX2 buttons are set at 4,000 RPM and 12,000 RPM, respectively
to meet API mixing requirements. The following procedure details how to reset
the speeds if desired for non-API applications.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Fill blender cup 3/4 full with water so the adjustment is made with a load in the blender.
Place the lid on the cup.
Press the button to be adjusted (MIX1 or MIX2).
There is a pot to the left of the MIX1 button or to the right of the MIX2 button. Adjust
the pot corresponding with the button selected in Step 3 to the new desired setting. The
RPM will be visible in the display.

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SECTION 3 MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Schedule
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
INSTRUMENT NAME
COMPONENT
Blending
Assembly
Mixing Cup

EACH TEST
Clean and Inspect
for wear and leaks
Clean

Control Base

Clean

Mixer Motor

Clean

3 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

ANNUAL

z Inspect and
Replace Blending
Blade (10% or
greater weight loss
may result in a
thickening time
change of 10% or
greater)

Blending Blade

O-Ring

MONTHLY

Inspect and
replace if broken

This maintenance schedule applies to normal usage of two tests per day. Detailed procedures for these operations are
contained in your manual.
z Per API Specifications
Where Applicable

SECTION 4 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

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Section 4 Troubleshooting Guide


Your mixer should continue to perform without problems for many years. If however, your
mixer does not operate when the mixer switch is on, use the following procedures to
determine the problem.
If you prefer, you can return the mixer to Chandler Engineering to have one of our
technicians troubleshoot the problem.
Problem

Cause

The motor is not


turning when the
mixer is turned on.

Tachometer reads zero


when mixer is running.
The tachometer reads
zero and the mixer is
running at very high
speed (greater than
16,000RPM)
The tachometer reads
zero or is erratic and
the mixer speeds
oscillates over a wide
range (greater than
200 RPM).
RPM indication is zero
and the tachometer is
known to be
functioning properly.
The motor runs at very
high speed (usually
greater than 15,000
RPM)
The speed of the motor
cannot be controlled
by the front panel.

Solution
Test the motor:
1. Remove the mixing cup from the motor
2. Place the AUTO/MANUAL switch in manual
position
3. Push in the VAR button
4. Rotate VARIABLE SPEED control
counterclockwise
5. Turn the master switch to on. Motor should not be
turning or may turn at a very low speed (<100).
Motor speed should increase to 16,000 RPM when
knob is in full clockwise position.

If these symptoms are


Test the tachometer:
present, the cause of the
Some apparent malfunctions of the tachometer may be
problem will most likely be caused by other components:
found in the speed
transducer circuit.
To verify that the tachometer is working properly,
connect a 6000 Hz 0.5 VDC square wave signal to the
pins of the transducer cable connector. The
tachometer should read 1000 RPM. If reading does
not indicate the correct value, the tachometer should
be repaired or replaced.

Faulty or misadjusted
transducer.

Test the transducer:


To verify the transducer is faulty, disconnect the
transducer cable from the control cabinet. Measure
the voltage at the two pins on the connector at the end
of the cable. The peak-to-peak voltage should be at
least 0.4V and may be as high as 3 to 5 V depending
on the motor speed. If the voltage is too low or not
present, the possible causes are:
1. Open or shorted cable
1. Failed transducer
2. Transducer is not positioned properly
Check the resistance between the two pins in the
transducer connector. If resistance is less than 200

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SECTION 4 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Problem

Cause

Solution
ohms, the transducer may be okay. Note that

the Model 3060 constant speed mixer requires a


very small clearance between the transducer and
the gears for proper operation. If the resistance is
greater than 200 ohms, there may be a broken
wire or the transducer may be damaged. Contact
the factory for assistance.
Timer is not
functioning

Timer should be checked

Test the timer:


The timer uses normally closed contacts at
terminals 1 and 4. Terminal 1 is ground.
When the timer is off, terminal 4 is also
grounded. When the timer is On, terminal 4
will have a DC voltage between 0 and 15
VDC depending on the speed setting of the
mixer.

The motor does not


rotate or change speed
smoothly.

Faulty SCR module or


faulty Variable Speed
Control Potentiometer

Test the SCR module:


If the SCR module is suspected to be faulty, check the
fuse under the SCR. Replace it if it has failed. If fuse
fails repeatedly, the SCR may be bad. If the fuse is
okay, proceed as follows:
Set the VARIABLE SPEED control knob in
its full counterclockwise position. The motor
will not turn or turn very slowly (less than 100
RPM). Slowly rotate the control clockwise.
After the control is rotated about 30 degrees,
the motor will start turning. The motor speed
should be smooth at a speed less than 3,000
RPM. As the VARIABLE SPEED control
knob is turned, the motor speed should
increase smoothly and continuously from less
than 3,000 RPM to greater than 16,000 RPM
as the control is rotated. If the motor does not
rotate or change speed smoothly, the
VARIABLE SPEED control potentiometer or
the SCR is faulty.

Speed Control Board

Replace the speed control board:


Eliminate all other possible sources of the
problem before replacing the speed control
board. If the problem persists, replace the
speed control board.

SECTION 5 REPLACEMENT PARTS

Section 5 - Replacement Parts


Model 3060
Part Number
30-0048
30-0049
C07709
C07710
C10539
P-1798
P-2033
P-2034
P-0876

Description
Blending Assembly
Hardened Blade (1-liter)
Washer, SST.
Washer, Rubber
Tachometer
O-Ring
Fuse, 10 Amp (110V ONLY)
Fuse, 20 Amp
Fuse, 30 Amp (240V ONLY)

To ensure correct part replacement, always specify model and serial number of instrument when
ordering or corresponding.

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SECTION 6 DRAWINGS AND SCHEMATICS

Section 6 - Drawings and Schematics


Drawing Number
30-0048
30-0065
3060-110V
3060-220V

Description
Blending Assembly Drawing.
Control Cabinet Assembly
Wiring Schematic, 1 qt., 120 VAC
Wiring Schematic, 1 qt., 220 VAC

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TIMER #814

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:
A, B, C, D, Di, H
OPERATING MODES
A - Delay on energization
B - Timing on impulse
C - Timing after impulse (one-shot)
D - Cyclic
Repetitive cycle
Start-pause
Di - Cyclic
Repetitive cycle
Start-pause
H - Timing on energization
11 TIMING RANGES:
99.99 s 999.9 s
9999 s 99 min 59 s
99,99 min
999.9 min
9999 min
99 h 59 min
99.99 h
999.9 h
9999 h
Note: The 99.99 s range is inhibited for the D1 and Di Cyclic modes)
Simultaneous and constant display of the current value and pre-selection value (internal battery,
minimum life span 10 years at 20C).
Up count (Up) or down count (Down) display
Contact input
8 A/250 VAC relay output (10A UL)
Power supply: 24 V~ DC

/ 110.240 V ~ or 12 V DC

/24.48 V~ DC (tolerance +10% - 15%)

Front panel protection rating IP 64

READOUT LEGENDS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

Power supply symbol


Closed control contact symbol
Flashing symbol during time delay
Current value readout (4 digits)
Unit of time
Separation of units of time
Operating modes
Increasing (Up) or decreasing (Down) mode
Time range
Changeover relay status symbol
(NC = Normally Closed,
NO = Normally Opened)
Next stage
Configuration validation
Incrementation of time T
Display of time pre-selection T (4 digits)

PROGRAMING
- Increment value of T by pressing one of the 4 keys 13 corresponding to each digit.
a) To program, simply set the switch on the side of the unit to the AON@ position.
b) During operation of the timer, change of time delay values:
- taken into account immediately if your display is on the up count (Up) and if the new value is
greater than the time that has already elapsed.
- will be taken into account in the next cycle if you are on the down count display (Down).
c) The unit is supplied with the following configuration: 01.00 s, d (down), C (mode), Prog = ON.
d) If, inadvertently, you enter the unit test procedure with the entire screen or certain segments of the
screen flashing, press the Mode push-button until Bp is obtained on the screen, then press Valid to
return to normal operation.
UTILIZATION PRECAUTIONS:
- The power cables and input circuits must be separate
- A minimum requirement for ventilation and protection from vibration must be provided
- This equipment contains a lithium battery, do not incinerate the unit.