How to select shaft seals for your horizontal agitating mixer
Good shaft seal performance is one of the keys to successful blending in a horizontal-shaft agitating mixer. This article explains how to choose seals for agitating mixers that will overcome typical challenges and perform reliably in your application.
Bulk solids processors use a variety of horizontal-shaft agitating mixers to provide low-shear blending of dry bulk materials, pastes, and slurries. While an individual mixer can have a distinctive arrangement of agitator types, all agitating mixers share similar characteristics and challenges when it comes to their shaft seals. A closer look at agitating mixer components and operation reveals why.