Since mixing is a vital part of any manufacturing facility, industries are always on the lookout for mixers that are easy to use and don’t require much power.
Mixing on a large scale requires a lot of electricity, leading to rising energy costs. Traditional mixers also take a lot of space in the facility, and smaller units have a hard time fitting large mixer.
No manufacturing unit can do without a mixer, be it a food processing unit or waste water treatment plant. The need of every manufacturing plant is a capable mixer that can perform the job in a short time without a rise in energy costs.
This is the main reason behind the popularity of the static mixer. They are small, don’t require electricity, and perform all mixing jobs efficiently in a short time. Static mixers are either made of PVC or of stainless steel. Both of these materials are durable and lightweight.
A form of static mixer is the disposable mixer. Simply put, this is not a mixer itself, but a plastic static mixing nozzle that is attached to adhesive cartridges or meter mix machines. Disposable static mixers are ideal for single-use mixing, and work with 180 degree helical twists rotating left and right.
Benefits of disposable static mixer
As the name suggests, disposable static mixers are meant for a single use. The advantage here is that you don’t need a lot of space to store the mixer. These are small nozzles made of plastic that are lightweight and easy to use. They are also more affordable than a whole static mixer.
Disposable static mixers are also more hygienic, because you can use the nozzle only once. This means, it can be used for food and beverage mixing also without fear of contamination.
When the disposable mixer is attached to an adhesive cartridge, the adhesive is activated the moment the mixing process starts. This begins the adhesion process and the activated adhesive is discharged from the tip.
Types of disposable static mixers
There are two types of disposable mixing nozzles- bell mixer and bayonet mixer.
A bell mixer is attached to meter-mix equipment that resembles a glue gun. Once the nozzle is attached, the retaining nut is slipped over the top and screwed onto the mixer.
On the other hand, a bayonet mixer is attached to an adhesive cartridge with a twist and lock connector. There is no nut used to secure the mixer in place. All you have to do is attach the nozzle and twist it 45 degrees to lock it into place.
Komax produces both bell and bayonet mixers for industrial purposes. They are affordable, simple to use, and deliver the best results.