Choosing the right mixer: Six factors to consider
If you want to avoid mixing problems like material degradation, poor mixture quality, time-consuming product changeovers, and high operating costs, you need to select a mixer that's suited to your material and process requirements. The six selection factors covered in this article can help you make the right mixer choice.
Often more than one type of mixer can handle your application. But how do you choose the best mixer for the job? Before starting the selection process, you need to decide what your mixing process must achieve. This requires considering not only the characteristics of the materials you'll mix, but your process and production conditions and requirements. The following sections cover this information in the form of six factors to consider when choosing a mixer.