The Original Hauschild SpeedMixer®


DAC vs SMART-DAC Hauschild SpeedMixer®

Hauschild SpeedMixer® Naming Convention

We refer to each Hauschild SpeedMixer® with a DAC number. DAC150.1 for instance.

This references a specific SpeedMixer machine and build. The first number specifies the weight in grams that can be mixed at one time (not the volume).


DAC  150 = 150gms,
DAC   600 = 600gms
DAC  1100 = 1.1kg (1100gms)
DAC  5000 = 5kg (5000gms)
DAC 10000 = 10kg (10000gms)

SMART-DAC 250 = 250gms
SMART-DAC 600 = 600gms
SMART-DAC 1500 = 1500gms
SMART-DAC 2000 = 2000gms

The second number identifies the machine version for DAC and SMART-DAC SpeedMixers.

DAC150.1 is a 150gm SpeedMixer, version 1.

Hauschild SpeedMixer® uses this naming convention across the whole product range as they all work in the same way, using the same 'DAC' mixing principle.

The difference between the SpeedMixers are subtle, but principally they are either vacuum or non vacuum mixers with a specific weight that each machine can mix at any one time. The weight that can be mixed must not exceed the machines maximum, this includes the materials to be mixed plus the mixing cup, lid and adapter.


FVZ Naming Suffix

FVZ is a suffix used for Hauschild SpeedMixer® Instruments.

The 'FVZ' letters abbreviate certain relevant words, that originate from the German language.


F - Fenster - window in German. All Hauschild SpeedMixer® machines have a viewing window designed for us to observe the DAC rotation of Mix Cups being processed.

V - Variable - A USP of all commercial DAC Hauschild SpeedMixers which indicates a variable speed. This means that the speed of the instrument can be changed during operation, without the need to stop the mixing process. A unique feature.

Z - Zeit - In German Zeit means time. This is used as the Hauschild SpeedMixer products have a timer function. All the SpeedMixer's originally mixed using a 1 minute timer. This was later increased to 5 minutes so the 'Z' was added as an option which in this case means (time or more time) in each case.

 K  - Kartuche is the word for cartridge in German. 'K' models have the higher lid which were introduced to allow for mixing of materials inside actual cartridges and syringes, which stand taller than the conventional Mix Cups.


DAC150 - The Oldie but Goldie.

The first DAC150 Hauschild SpeedMixer®, introduced early on was available in these configurations: -

DAC150FV - DAC150FVZ - DAC150FVZ - Each of these were available with a -K, high top lid option

DAC150FV - DAC150 Hauschild SpeedMixer® with F (window) and V (manual variable speed dial). These 'FV' SpeedMixers had a fixed one minute timer.

DAC150FVZ - DAC150 Hauschild SpeedMixer® as above but here the Z, means (more time) as these all had a 5 minute times.

DAC150FVZ-K - DAC150 Hauschild SpeedMixer® as above, this time with the optional extra of the K (Kartuche) high top lid offering, extending clearance height, below the F (window) of the automatically locking lid of each mixing instrument. 

Special Holders - Hauschild still supports mixing in containers other than 'Mix Cups'. A wide range of special holders are precision engineered as well as bespoke holders made to order to suit your own chosen mixing vessel.  

Further information can be found on our 'Mix Cup Holder' webpage. 


Hauschild SpeedMixer® Product Range