One of the most difficult challenges in manufacturing is figuring out how to retrofit a piece of equipment with needed upgrades when there simply isn’t the space to do so on the factory floor. Here is where a Komax static mixer can really shine. You might just have enough space to create an extra break room, by the time you’re finished!
A Komax static mixer has no moving parts and is a vital part of a larger mixing system. As the unit agitates, a static mixer eliminates clogs but also takes on the bulk of the mixing. Operating with minimal drop in flow rate and with no – that’s right, zero – energy inputs, the static mixer can completely mix or shear inputs with no clogging.
Mechanical mixers, on the other hand, often involve a noisy process full of vibration that destroys tanks over time, wastes energy and in many cases evaporates product during the process. The quality of the product is not as consistent as with a static mixer, leading to more waste and loss of possible revenue when a batch has to be thrown out. In some cases, the old ways of mixing things are not particularly environmentally sound, either.
And let’s talk about downtime. Once an older mechanical mixer clogs, the machines must be stopped and labor must go towards cleaning and unclogging the equipment – a waste of time and salary for everyone, not to mention that in some cases the cleaning itself can be quite dangerous. A static mixer does not foul or clog, and has clean-in-place technology, which greatly reduces any downtime and virtually eliminates maintenance!
Believe it or not, we can customize even the craziest of spaces on your factory floor. Static mixers and heaters can be installed and customized to your specifications. Contact us to see how we can retrofit your space, and save you time and energy in addition.