How to Choose the Best Mixer

An industrial mixer is a substantial purchase and one that you can’t go wrong with. In this article, we are going to talk about how to choose the best industrial mixer and what kind of mixer is best for your target product.

 

Different Types of Mixers

 

Paddle mixers

Paddle mixers have large rotating paddles that are used for mixing, blending, and conditioning sludges, slurries, and fryable material.

 

High sheer mixer

This type of high sheer mixer uses high rotation speed to disintegrate, disperse, emulsify, and homogenize both solid and liquid materials.

 

Static mixer

Static mixers have ribbon-shaped blades and are used to blend ingredients together forcefully.

 

Food mixer

Food mixers are used for a variety of food production applications, such as beating, whipping, kneading, mixing, blending, and folding.

 

Homogenizer

From the name itself, a homogenizer is used to blend materials until completely homogenous. This type of mixer can be used for a lot of different applications, such as food and drugs.

 

Industrial mixer

These mixers are made up of a large tank or vat wherein blades agitate the material inside by force. They are mainly used to process large volumes of material.

 

How to Choose the Best Mixer

When choosing a mixer, here are some things you should consider:

 

Vessel Capacity

Before you can specify your required capacity, you must first identify the volume and height of your application per batch, along with the tank height and diameter that you need.

 

Liquid Viscosity

Mixers have varying capacities when it comes to blending liquids. Therefore, you need to pick one that can handle the viscosity of your product to make sure it will function as desired.

 

Horsepower

Consider the mixer’s RPM (revolutions per minute), which will give you an idea of the efficiency of the motor.

 

Power Supply

Choose a mixer that can be safely powered by your electrical supply, and make sure that your plant or lab can handle the electrical load.

These are just some of the factors that you need to consider before buying a new mixer. But with these tips in mind, you are more equipped to choose the right mixer for you.