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Pentamix™ Lite
Automatic Mixing Unit

No chance for voids, only for perfection.

Automatic Mixing – Pentamix™ Lite

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See how Pentamix Lite works – step-by-step

Pentamix™ Lite – the entry model to the world of automatic mixing with a convenient mixing speed that is perfectly suited for beginners or dental practices that make numerous impressions every day.


The Pentamix Lite unit is designed to work with all 3M ESPE Penta™ Impression Materials – from high-viscosity putty to medium bodied materials – and consistently delivers a homogeneous, reproducible mixing quality for void-free impressions.


The set-up is fast and intuitive: Just plug in, push the start button, and start mixing!

  • Convenient and clean operation – fill the impression tray directly from the device
  • Compact design – saves valuable space in the upright standby position
  • Portable – easy to carry thanks to light weight and integrated handgrip
 

Product information

Features & Benefits

The automatic mixing device Pentamix™ Lite offers you:

  • HOMOGENEOUS AND VOID-FREE MIXING RESULTS of reproducible quality.
  • FAST, TIME-SAVING procedure and push-button activation.
  • ECONOMICAL and exact dispensing of the amount of material needed.
  • HYGIENIC direct filling of tray and syringe without the risk of cross-contamination.
  • MORE EFFICIENT WORKFLOW for higher productivity.

Indications

For automatic mixing of all Penta™ Impression Materials:

Technical Data

Technical Data

  • Operating mode: Short-term operation – max. 1.5 min. on, min. 10 min. off
  • Cartridges: Suitable for use with Penta™ foil bags
  • Dimensions: 60 × 130 mm, 26.8 × 130 mm
  • Housing: All parts of the housing are made of impact-resistant plastic
  • Power supply: 115 V / 230 V (see rating plate)
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz (see rating plate)
  • Power input: 2.5 A / 1.5 A
  • Ambient temperatures: 18° C/64° F ..... 40° C/104° F
  • Rel. humidity: 20% ..... 80%
  • Classification: Hazard Class I
  • Dimensions: Working position: L 396 mm × W 265 mm × H 305 mm
  • Standby position: L 165 mm × W 265 mm × H 406 mm
  • Weight: approx. 6.7 kg (14.8 lbs)
  • Storage and transport: -20° C to +60° C / -4° F to 140° F, Maximum rel. humidity 80%
  • Emission sound pressure level: approx. 65 dB(A)

Space-saving compact design

With its unique swiveling design, the Pentamix Lite unit can be moved into the upright standby position if not in use, so that it requires only minimal counter space and can be stored in a small space. In this position it requires less than half the space of other automatic mixing devices (and only two-thirds of the space compared to the Pentamix 3 unit). When needed, it can be swiveled down into the working position with just one easy movement.

This results in great detail reproduction in a wet environment, which is why most dentists prefer Impregum over VPS.

Unique handgrip and light weight

With an integrated ergonomic handgrip on the rear of the device and a reduced weight of only 6.7 kg (14.8 lbs.) the Pentamix™ Lite Mixing Unit is easy to carry from one operatory to another when desired or store away when not in use. It is therefore the ideal solution for practices with multiple operatories.

 

Ordering information

  Item No. Product Information
    Intro Kits
  77903 Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit – 230 V/50 Hz International
incl. 1 Penta™ Cartridge for Pentamix™ Lite
  77906 Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit – 230 V/50 Hz CH
incl.1 Penta™ Cartridge for Pentamix™ Lite
  77902 Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit – 230 V/50 Hz GB
incl. 1 Penta™ Cartridge for Pentamix™ Lite
  77944 Penta™ Cartridge for Pentamix™ Lite
  P31770 For Pentamix™ 3: : Impregum™ Penta™ Soft Quick Intro Kit
1 base paste – 300 ml, 1 catalyst – 60 ml, 1 Impregum™ Penta-Soft Quick cartridge, 10 Penta™ Mixing Tips Red, 1 Penta™ elastomer syringe, 1 bottle polyether adhesive – 17 ml
  77949 50 Penta™ Mixing Tips – Red
  71210 1 Penta™ Elastomer Syringe Kit
1 syringe, 4 tips, 4 barrels, 1 brush

Clinical application

Advantages of automatic mixing versus traditional methods

Compared to gun-mixing, using an automatic mixing device means less hand fatigue plus higher productivity due to a higher volume in Penta™ foil bags, resulting in fewer cartridge changes (one pair of Penta foil bags can last for up to 12 full arch impressions).


Just plug in, switch on and start mixing

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Figure 1: Insert the Penta™ Foil Bags with your desired 3M ESPE impression material into the cartridge.

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Figure 2: Place the cartridge in the Pentamix™ Lite Mixing Unit

 
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Figure 3: Attach a Penta™ Mixing Tip – Red.

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Figure 4: Close the latch with an audible click.

 
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Figure 5: Mixing and dispensing starts at the press of the green start button. Now, directly fill the impression tray or syringe with the homogeneously mixed impression material.

Studies and science

Results from application tests with customers

To test how customers perceive the new Pentamix™ Lite Automatic Mixing Unit, 3M ESPE conducted a test with 32 randomly chosen dentists (making over 630 impressions) from the U.S., India, France, Poland, and the U.K., who are currently not using an automatic mixing device.

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Caption: Over 90% of the testers are very satisfied or satisfied with the easy handling of the Pentamix™ Lite Mixing Unit. Unit, n=32.

Source: Prototype testing conducted by 3M ESPE.

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Caption: More than 90% are very satisfied or satisfied with the mixing quality from the Pentamix™ Lite Mixing Unit. n=32.

Source: Prototype testing conducted by 3M ESPE.

 
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Caption: Almost 72% of the testers think that impression-taking with the Pentamix™ Lite Mixing Unit saves time compared to the mixing method currently used.n=32.

Source: Prototype testing conducted by 3M ESPE.

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