Agitators come in a variety
of types. Below are pictures of some of the basic types of
agitators. When requesting equipment with agitators please specify
what type will be needed.
Side and Bottom Scrape-Designed
to ensure complete scraping of sidewall and bottom eliminating
product burn-on or freeze-on. Increases heat transfer efficiency by
moving product across the heat transfer surface sidewall and
Side and Bottom Sweep - An
anchor type agitator consisting of bottom and side blades providing
close clearance to the sidewall while promoting rapid heat transfer
and reducing localized burn-on or freeze-on.
Bottom Sweep - Consisting of
large diameter paddle sweeping across the tank bottom, lifting the
product and pushing it ahead with a horizontal and vertical mixing
action. Ensures thorough mixing and aids in unloading product.
Side Scrape and Bottom Sweep
-The agitation system combines a low level sweep paddle with a
circumferential scraper. The cupped bottom blade ensures a
homogenous product mix and an even temperature distribution while
scrapers continually expose new product to the sidewall, providing
rapid heat transfer and eliminating film buildups which might burn
or freeze on the sidewall surface.
Vertical Offset- These agitation systems
incorporate multiple paddles or turbines in an off-center tank
mounting. This configuration eliminates the need for baffles and
guarantees thorough top-to-bottom pumping of product, producing
complete movement of the entire body of the product in your tank.
This application system is ideal for applications in a tank with a
height to diameter ratio greater than one to one.
Side Entering Agitator-
Consists of a direct drive horizontal propeller which provides
thorough bottom to top pumping of product. This provides a gentle
mixing of light and medium bodied products, assures good heat
transfer, and ensures an adequate blending of liquids.
Dual Motion - Provides fast efficient
blending and heat transfer through the combination of slow speed
scraper and a higher speed turbine assembly, rotating opposite each
other. Designed to ensure complete movement of viscous product in
the tank, not just in the area of the impeller.
Ribbon Blender - Triple action
agitation ensures thorough blending and mixing with capacities from
13 to 106 cubic feet. Product is moved simultaneously in opposite
directions while the mixing action of the ribbon moves the product
across the heat transfer surface completing the blending or heat
Portable Mixer- Utilizing single or
dual, high-flow propellers driven directly or through a 5:1 gear
box, these mixers are applicable to a wide range of products and
tank volumes. The universal clamp mounting makes them ideal for most
simple open tank mixing problems.