Static mixers are closely associated with the manufacturing industry. Also called motionless mixers, static mixers are typically used to blend two or more liquids or gases to form a uniform mixture. Static mixers are different from other equipment used in a manufacturing facility.
The difference is that they have no moving parts and don’t consume electricity. Static mixers are made of a pipe that is fitted with baffles. The baffles are responsible for changing the flow of the liquid as it goes down the line.
The way the baffles divert the flow is responsible for mixing and heat transfer functions of the static mixer. Since they have no moving parts, the flow in the static mixer pipeline is generated with the help of an auxiliary pump.
Static mixers are used in a variety of industries, from food and beverages, to bio-fuel to plastic processing and waste water treatment. Static mixers are typically used for simple mixing purposes, for instance, mixing two liquids, or adding gases into liquids.
When static mixers first started to be used, they were only used for mixing liquids. But later they also started to be used for dispersing immiscible gases as well.
Usually, static mixers are like any other machine, which are purchased by a factory for years of use. But today, the demand for efficiency and convenience has given rise to a kind of static mixers called disposable static mixers.
Essentially, disposable static mixers are made of plastic and attached to an adhesive cartridge or meter mixer for the uniform blending of liquids and gases of high viscosity. These mixers are intended only for a single use. Hence they are called disposable.
A disposable static mixer is of various kinds, but the most common mechanism is 180 degree helical twists rotating in either left or right direction. The bell mixer and the bayonet mixer are two types of disposable static mixers. Disposable static mixers are an easy and efficient way to mix materials like silicone, epoxy, and more.
Komax Systems Inc. makes both traditional and disposable static mixers for all kinds of industries. For over 40 years, Komax has been developing exceptional mixing equipment for industrial uses.
No matter what industry you are in, there’s always the need for static mixers. This small and standout tool contributes to the daily operations of the unit and changes the way mixing is done.
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