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Agitators range in size from small agitators used in laboratory applications to large industrial agitators with 10,000-gallon capacities. Read More…

Agitators Agitators are industrial mixers that typically mix substances with low viscosities in low-shear applications. Agitators are basically process aids because their main functions, including producing flow in a vessel and ensuring in-tank uniformity, are secondary to the whole process.
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Scarborough, ME  |  207-883-4141

As a world leader in industrial mixer manufacturing, KADY International offers high-performance industrial mixing machinery including top and bottom entry batch mixers, high shear mixers and chemical mixers.

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KADY International $$$

Carol Stream, IL  |  630-283-8980

Frain Industries is the world’s largest provider of high quality processing machinery! We offer a wide variety of mixers based on the product and volume our customers require.

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Frain Industries, Inc. $$$

Hauppauge, NY  |  800-243-7677

Ross is a manufacturer of industrial mixing, blending and dispersion equipment since 1842. We offer sanitary, standard and custom equipment designed to meet the varied mixing requirements of our customers from virtually all the process industries.

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Charles Ross & Son Company $$$

Londonderry, NH  |  800-466-2369

Admix, Inc. manufactures stainless steel mixing technologies & assists with tough mixing issues for a variety of markets. Choose from products such as basic mixers, Rotomaxx™ high torque mixers, BenchMix™ programmable lab mixers and more.

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Admix, Inc. $$$

Butte, MT  |  406-497-5333

Resodyn™ Acoustic Mixers can mix virtually any combination of materials from bench to production. RAM’s patented technology platform uses sound energy to effectively and efficiently process powders, pastes, liquids, and combinations thereof with breakthrough speed, quality, and repeatability. Our products are made in the USA, operate in over 30 countries, and are becoming the processing technology of choice in industry after industry.

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Resodyn™ Acoustic Mixers Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  312-883-7432

PerMix has been manufacturing mixing and blending equipment since 1954 for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, food, and chemical industry. PerMix leads the industry in innovative, performance driven, Value Added Engineering mixing solutions of all types for all industries. With over 28 types of mixers, we lead the industry in mixing solutions when it comes to mixing powders, liquids, or pastes. The largest selection of mixers available of ANY brand in the industry.

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PerMix North America $$$

Carlstadt, NJ  |  800-909-6070

At ARDE Barinco, our goal is to help our clients mix, disperse, deagglomerate, grind and compound their high quality products in the shortest amount of time with the lowest operating and capital cost.

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ARDE Barinco, Inc. $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-835-6000

Eriez is a world authority in separation techniques. We design, manufacture, develop, and market material feeding (vibratory feeders), magnetic separation, metal detection, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for over 80 process and metal working industries. With locations in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, our headquarters is a 130,000 sq. ft facility in Pennsylvania, USA which houses sales, manufacturing, marketing, and engineering operations. Conveniently located next to the Erie International Airport, our headquarters plant ships our products around the world.

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Agitators can be combined with other in-tank mixer types. Simple agitators can be used in large batches but are not very effective outside of producing flow, promoting heat transfer and maintaining in-tank uniformity. Agitators in food mixing and industrial product processing may have similar configurations, or they may be removable agitating rods which are placed into a substance only long enough to properly agitate it. Agitators are used mainly in liquids, as agitation is not as effective with thick, highly viscous materials.

Maximizer System Agitator Maximizer System Agitator - ARDE Barinco, Inc.

Important considerations when selecting an agitator include the product specific gravity, viscosity and characteristics of the material being used. Agitators can be used for a variety of applications. They can mix a wide range of substances or aid in the manufacture of paints, inks, varnishes, adhesives, and grease lubricants. They are also useful in the creation of industrial, commercial and household products such as cleaning compounds and liquid detergents.

An agitator is powered by its impeller, which is the part of the agitator that imparts force to the material being mixed. Examples of impellers are propellers, turbines, gates, anchors and paddles. A common example is the central agitating blade in a top-loading washing machine. It remains stationary on its center axis, agitating water and clothes with its paddle as it turns.

Agitators that have impellers with higher motion capabilities or double impellers can be used for mixing high viscosity products such as grease lubricants, adhesives and polymers. Multi-agitator mixers feature several independent agitators and a flexible controls system, allowing them to easily switch gears to accommodate a fast-changing variety of products. Multi agitator mixers are ideal for companies that are focused on short campaigns and fast changeover.

Significant advances have been made in this technology, specifically in the agitator design, power/liquid induction, heat transfer and controls. These mixers allow the operation of two or three different agitators in an almost infinite variety of functional combination during the processes of charging ingredients, mixing and then discharging the end product. The addition of a third agitator greatly enhances the functionality of the mixer. Each agitator is independently controlled and separately powered by an electronic variable-speed drive.

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