Charles Ross & Son Co.:  A new design variation combines the Double Planetary Mixer and Follower Plate Discharge System, permitting the easy movement of the mix can to the discharge platen after completion of the mixing cycle. The common base is elevated to allow for discharge to subsequent processing equipment or directly to packaging containers. The two machines can be customized to meet a variety of process requirements including vacuum operation, jacketing of the mix can and discharge platen, and metering systems.