FAQs Agitation and In-Line Mixing
You don’t need to know, we take responsibility for offering you the right agitator based on: 50 years of experience, our calculation programs, ANSYS simulation and our pilot plant. At VK we give double guarantees to our mixing equipment: mechanical and process.
It is an agitator that has two systems of blades, intermediate blades and an outer anchor with scrapers, on the same axis rotating in opposite directions between them. They have independent motor-reducers and are suitable for very high viscosity products and mixing, homogenization and heat exchange processes.
Side-entry agitators are suitable for simple homogenization processes and for low viscosity products.
When we work with products of low or medium viscosities and with centered agitators, two phenomena occur, the product rotates and vortex is produced so that no turbulence or mixing is generated. The way to avoid these two phenomena is to install baffles in the tank. For low viscosity products, there is the option of offsetting the agitator without the need to install baffles.
We have agitators with sterile or aseptic designs with mechanical seals suitable for these working conditions, external couplings to the tank and 320 + electropolished grain surface finishes.
Working under vacuum guarantees 0% air in the mix. Working atmospherically, an agitator with a suitable design with large paddle diameters and low speeds minimizes the entry of air. Likewise, working through an ML also reduces the entry of air into the mix.
For dissolution, dispersion and emulsion processes. for large volumes or for products that are difficult to mix.
We can mention up to 10 advantages over a traditional agitator:
- Lump-free products.
- Air-free products.
- Lower power rating than with a conventional agitator.
- Flexibility in batch volume.
- One single mixer for production in several tanks.
- Loading of components from floor level.
- Deposits free of solids adhered to its walls.
- Total dissolution of hygroscopic solids.
- Low granulometry dispersions.
- Small particle size emulsions.
Manufacturing in batches with a ML is carried out by means of a tank in which the product recirculates on it. For continuous manufacturing it is necessary to have the raw materials stacked, to dose them directly to the mixer head, the mixture already made coming out directly in the necessary proportions.
MLs ensure that no lumps form as solid and liquid come into contact right at the mixing point, drastically reducing manufacturing times.
At VK we base the success of the mix on 4 props: 50 years of experience, our calculation programs, the ANSYS simulation and our pilot plant. At VK we offer double guarantee to our mixing equipment: product and process.
Of course! Our market is the world. We have equipment installed in more than 40 countries.
Of course! current technology allows remote technical assistance to be performed between 1 and 24 hours, depending on the time difference.