Help with selecting equipment for small manufacturing setup
I am wondering if there are any manufactures or chemist with manufacturing experience here that would be willing to talk with me about some questions I have on finding/selecting the correct equipment for my needs. Or if not could someone point me in the direction I could find someone to consult with.
I am looking for answers like the following.
I am currently using a double boiler method to melt shea butter but I need to do it in batches sizes of 10 gal. What piece of equipment is used to do this in manufacturing?
Would this be the same piece of equipment that I could use when doing another formula that requires us to heat to 75c then cool to 40c before continuing?
I am looking for a 15-25 gal mixing tank where can I find something like this and then what do I use to mix in a tank this size. Currently, we use a drill but what is a better option on this.
What type of scale do you use for weighing out large batch quantities?
Also are there any trade shows for cosmetic manufacturing?