When we refer to someone as being “stuck in their ways” or static, it’s often considered a bad thing. It refers to someone so immovable in their position that they cannot be convinced to try something new or look outside of their own opinion. Fortunately, when it comes to manufacturing, going static is actually one of the best decisions your business can make! Here is why.
In an industrial setting, mixing is the one function that nearly all manufacturers have to deal with. Whether mixing gas with other additives to make fuel that we all consume to mixing plastics and chemicals to create the toys we buy for our children’s Christmas, mixing is the common function to all the products we consume. Traditional mixing processes tend to happen in an open tank with a motorized mixer. Static mixers, on the other hand, have no moving or motorized parts. Instead, they rely on innovative design to do the mixing.
When an in-line static mixer is placed in a pipeline, the products that pass through the pipeline and hit the mixer’s design, either by created pressure or gravity, enables the product to mixed to a much higher efficiency and consistency than traditional mixing methods. The mixing process only needs gravity or a drop in pressure to accomplish the mixing, saving thousands of dollars in energy efficiency. The time it takes to mix the product is another distinct advantage of static mixing. Because everything is happening in the pipeline, the mixing process happens in a significantly shorter amount of time than via traditional methods.
If you are looking to save time, energy and improve quality – and let’s face it, who isn’t? – then you need to consult with Komax. Take a look at our case studies and client list and see why you should join one of the world’s top innovators in manufacturing design!