Agitation options in a mixing tank

At InoxMIM we are dedicated to the manufacture and development of agitation and mixing machinery for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic industries. 

Industrial agitators are equipment that are used daily in many installations with tanks or process tanks for liquids. Inside, it is necessary to generate a rotary motion within the vessel to be able to implement various physical processes later on.

The most common applications of agitators in a mixing tank are

  • Combination of mixable liquids.

  • Dissolving a gas in a liquid.

  • Miscellaneous non-mixing liquids.

  • Diffusion and separation of non-mixing liquids.

  • Support for heat transfer between a liquid and a heat-exchanging surface.

  • Suspension, size reduction and separation of solid particles in a liquid. Dissolution of a solid in a liquid.

  • Reduction of the size of accumulated particles. Decrease the droplet size of coalescing liquids.

Propulsion, speed, and turbulence: main features of our stirrer options

The main features of our agitators are:

  • Our agitators contain a propeller or impellers at the end, as well as along a shaft, which must be positioned in the centre of the tank, skewed or peripherally. An agitated tank may contain one, two, or more shafts. Each shaft can have one, two, or more propellers.

  • Speed is a basic element for good performance and to achieve the desired results. This characteristic can be achieved to a greater or lesser extent depending on what is mainly to be mixed. If two mixable liquids of low viscosity are to be combined, less effort is required than if a liquid of higher viscosity is to be dispersed.

  • Turbulence regimes are essential. It has to be considered that for the design of mixing equipment a certain flow Reynolds is required depending on whether maintenance, homogenization, dispersion or violent agitation is involved.

agitation options in a tank mixer

InoxMIM, specialists in the manufacture of industrial agitators

We have a technical department called AGITMIM which is responsible for all matters relating to the research and development of new agitation and mixing systems and technologies. 

Types of industrial agitators

agitation options in a tank mixer
  • Vertical agitators: we have a wide range of vertical agitators, which allow us to cover all currently existing applications in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Lateral agitators: this type of agitators plays a fundamental role in the homogenization and maintenance of products. Our agitation and mixing department has designed different models to satisfy the degree of agitation required in each current industrial process.

  • Blenders: our blenders are especially suitable for the preparation of brines, milk reconstruction, syrup production… The design of the impeller and the suction system have been designed to offer homogeneous mixtures of powder and granulated product with a base liquid, guaranteeing the best possible results.

  • Emulsifiers: The design of the different heads and impellers allows us to provide solutions for the vast majority of systems and volumes. The high degree of shearing of the heads—sheared, screened or drilled—always guarantees excellent results.

  • Supports and elevators: we also design mobile or fixed elevation and agitation systems, to achieve the same degree of homogenization at all levels of the tank.

Do not hesitate to ask for any information you need

Making an investment in agitation and mixing machinery may not be an easy task if you do not know the specific applications and characteristics of each model of agitator.

If you have any doubts or would like one of our sales technicians to provide you with a direct and personalized service, all you have to do is contact us using one of the following options. 

You can call us on +34 972 58 20 40, email [email protected], or take a few seconds to complete the following form. 

Our extensive experience is the best guarantee for each of our customers, more than twenty years in the market are our guarantee. Our technicians will analyse the specific needs of your production line and will tell you which is the most suitable agitator model to meet them. 

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