Inheriting a plant-full of equipment isn’t always for the best. Sometimes the equipment can create problems that are better addressed with newer designs – or at the least, keep you from running at peak efficiency. Are you experiencing the following problems? If so, maybe you need an innovative static mixer.
Long mixing times. While large, traditional tank mixers may seem like they are doing just fine, usually they have long mixing times, sometimes running as long as four days. So what happens when that giant batch of product that took four days to make gets corrupted? Throw it out and start all over again! Just one error can seriously cost production time and money.
High energy consumption. Just as it takes several days to mix a batch of product, so too is energy being consumed during that time. It’s obvious that the longer the machine runs, the more energy it burns.
Cleanliness and sanitation. Large quantities of product mean a big mess to clean up, particularly with a traditional mixer with churning parts. Sludge buildup means downtime on the machine to clean and reset.
Static mixers solve these problems by mixing ingredients as they are being extruded, radically reducing mixing times. Because production time is drastically reduced, energy consumption is far more efficient as well, leading to savings on multiple fronts. Static mixers reduce errors just as quickly, as the process is uniform and consistent. Because ingredients are kept apart until the final stage, sanitation is much easier to enforce and no moving parts means much less to clean!
Don’t ignore key issues in efficiency and productivity. Don’t let problems develop critical mass if they can be fixed early. Even if you don’t necessarily consider it a “problem,” asking yourself if your business is operating at peak efficiency. You don’t need to be in a crisis to take advantage of creativity! Switching to a static mixer is cost effective and efficient in record time.