Agitators

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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. Featuring a worldwide network of representatives and agents, we outreach other industrial mixer companies in consumer reach and accessibility and offers excellent customer service.

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Carol Stream, IL  |  630-629-9900

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. Frain Industries offers mixers made of stainless steel and carbon steel! We have a skilled team of engineers and technicians that are able to design mixing solutions around your unique applications. Call us today or visit our website to learn more about our mixers!

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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. Our plants in the United States, China and India are all fully equipped with advanced engineering and production tools. In the US alone, we operate five plants and maintain an 8000-sq.ft. Test & Development Center. Call us or visit our website today!

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Charles Ross & Son Company $$$

Londonderry, NH  |  800-466-2369, 1-603-627-2340, +45 (3213) 8743

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&trade high torque mixers, BenchMix&trade programmable lab mixers and a multitude of other innovative designs from Admix for your mixing needs. Our equipment meets 3-A, USDA-Dairy, AMS and AG-Canada hygienic & safety standards.

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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. This is the prime focus of our corporate efforts, and why we make such fantastic continuous processing equipment such as our basic mixers. Give us a call today!

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ARDE Barinco, Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  800-524-2188

Paul O. Abbé manufactures custom equipment and systems such as industrial blenders, industrial mixers, high shear mixers, batch mixers and agitators for a range of industrial markets. We provide the highest quality, most durable equipment available on the market today.

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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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