How mechanical design and construction affect mixer selection
Discover how your mixer's drive arrangement, seals, and construction materials can help you meet your process goals.
Mixing trials to evaluate process performance are a tried-and-true part of the mixer selection process, confirming that a mixer will do the job you need it to do. But such tests can't tell you how well a mixer's mechanical design and construction are suited to your application. This article explains how considering mechanical features such as the mixer's drive arrangement, seals, and construction materials can help you select a mixer that will consistently and reliably achieve your process goals. While the information here concentrates on agitating mixers with stationary vessels, many details also apply to mixers with rotating vessels.