Flexible, Versatile, Efficient, Beneficial… – Known for flexibility, the multi mixing agitator can be very beneficial for plants and it can improve the productivity on the process lines significantly. There are many methods to find out whether a mixing agitator can benefit a process line. The best one is to test it in an equipped laboratory using the ingredients specific to the industry, with skilled analysts to note the results. Here are few indicators that suggest how can a multi mixing agitator improve the efficiency and productivity of any plant.
Many manufacturers provide agitators for sale with pre-mixing option with a high-speed disperser or impeller. Such agitators pre-mix the material and then transfer it to another batch for further mixing. This time-consuming process can be shorten, along with additional costs for equipment, potential delay and unnecessary handling, by investing in a multi mixing agitator.
The fixed mixers do not allow further expansion, but a multi mixing agitator increases the output, boosts the utilization of equipment and of course, allows further expansion.
It is important to know what kind of material the operator is transferring from one batch to another for sequential mixing operation. In fact, it should be the first consideration when looking for an opportunity to streamline an operation. Most cases include transferring materials from a reactor to mixer, as this process can be very beneficial if the material is sensitive to moisture or vulnerable to contamination.
We reviewed the three individual agitators that compose the multi mixing agitator, but also other essential considerations, such as:
- The tolerance of the material to shear and heat;
- The required force to generate an energetic and constant flow within the batch;
- The viscosity impacts the flow and influences the operation of the three agitators, so it needs to be modified during the mixing;
- The required level of shear to accomplish mixing functions during the mixing.