One of the most common problems that plants across all industries are facing is trying to utilize more energy-efficient equipment. Mixing systems like the Komax static mixers are a necessity in so many applications that not only is it imperative to have one that is best suited for your application needs but to have one that can help bring more energy efficiency as well.
How to Choose the Static Mixer For Your Application
As technology improves, so do static mixers, which can make choosing the one that is best suited for you more difficult. When it comes to accessing static mixers, there are several considerations that must be made.
- Batch size
As demand increases, so do the batch sizes that are needed in production. There are a number of plants that have added more mixers to the production line. However, while this solution answers the batch size problem, it fails to solve the efficiency necessary.
Another problem with just adding more mixers is that in most cases plants are limited in size, so it is not a feasible fix. The best solution is to find a more efficient static mixer that can increase the batch size needed without adding more labor and maintenance fees with all of these additional mixers.
What Materials and Viscosity Do You Work With?
When mixing materials into a homogenous mixture, one must determine the range of elements needed to mix them. Some materials are considerably more difficult to mix than others, so what you work with has an impact on your decision. Batch size also comes into play here too.
The viscosity will indicate the number and the diameter of the elements that your plant will need. When working with thicker materials, you will need a larger diameter in order to get an integrated mix.
The material ratio also matters when determining the number of elements required. For example, a mixing ratio of 7:1 will need more elements.
Improved Static Mixer Technology
At Komax, we saw the need for a static mixer that can increase batch productivity while maintaining efficiency and accuracy. So, we created the Triple Action Static Mixer that provides the highest level of mixing. The Triple Action Static mixer is motionless and has a three-step design so that it can blend in a shorter amount of time than traditional mixers while being more energy efficient.
All of Komax’s mixers have this updated technology that divides, combines, and redivides the process stream. It does this with a series of elements set at right angles to each other. Each element doubles the number of prior divisions.
Komax Can Create a Solution Perfect For Your Needs
We custom-design each static mixer to fit any application within any industry. Whether your job is in need of added ports, different mixing elements, or end fittings to adapt the mixer to your plant’s system we are able to craft a design that will be your perfect mixing solution. Our engineers have solved many industries’ problems by taking the technology and creating a solution that fits the production’s needs. Contact us today to get the best static mixer for your operations.