Industrial Mixer Features & Options:
- Large Scale Turbine Agitators
- 1 Liter Lab Mixers to 10,000gal+ Agitators
- Top Entry Mixers for sanitary agitation, food, chemicals, biofuel blending
- Side entry mixers for blending in large storage tanks Click here for side entry mixers
- Open top agitators, Flanged and Tri Clamp sealed mixers, Bottom Entry Agitation Click here for Sanitary Mixers and Agitators
- Low shear mixing to aggressive high shear homogenizing and dispersing
- Multishaft agitation and mixing systems for viscous creams, pastes, paints
- Tank agitators in stainless steel, Hast C, Titanium Exotic allows, and coatings available
- True mixer duty mechanical seals in single, double, and gas seal arrangements
- Frac tank agitators for large scale mixing
- Tanker truck tank mixers for milk tankers and chemical transport containers
Top Entry Industrial Mixer Torque
Mixing torque is the twisting force applied to an agitator shaft and impeller assembly. Having too little torque for blending will setup poor mixing and a mechanically unstable mixing system. Motors apply Torque through a drive system, into to a rotating shaft in order to achieve rotation in Top Mount Mixers. Torque is calculated by the amount of applied Horsepower (HP) to a shaft at a rotational speed (RPM). The type of impeller and the density of the material will determine the amount of applied HP required for a particular set of conditions. When designing a gear drive mixer, an application engineer will evaluate what mixer HP, speed, impeller size/type will be used to provide the mixing process results.
Depending on the mixer output speed, a gear ratio will be picked to provide the proper mixer speed and torque to handle the mixing application. The mixture viscosity, density, solids % and volume of the tank will all be included as variables in mixer sizing.
The higher the torque required for agitation, usually means the higher cost of the industrial mixer.
Torque per unit volume is often used in scale up and scale down applications. Torque in in-lbs is equal to (mixer hp / mixer rpm) x 63025.
So Torque is a key variable used in the process and mechanical design of top entry agitators. Blender torque is also used to design the tank nozzle for the mixer mount.