A static mixer is brilliantly simple, with no moving parts, but can mix a variety of liquids that are divided and recombined to create a uniform product. There are lots of reasons to be in the market for a static mixer. After all, many industries at some point have to deal with sludge or slurry, treatment, processing of liquids in large batches or other uses for a static mixer. Industries with mixer needs run the gamut from crude oil to margarine! So what should you look for if you are ready to upgrade?
Reliability. In processes where conventional handling systems are creating too many errors, a static mixer may be the way to go. Hand mixing is a process that is extremely difficult to maintain in terms of consistency, and creates a lot of waste, cost and safety issues. In situations where temperature or humidity can dramatically alter the results of a product, moving to a static mixer is always the best way to go.
Triple Action, A Series or M Series? For a unique flow straightener built right into the mixer to eliminate any downstream centrifugal effects, select an A Series mixer. On the other hand an M Series mixer features high mixing efficiency with short mixing lengths, and are especially designed for use where additives have already been introduced to the main pipeline flow in the upstream of the mixer. For the king of mixing action, though, consider a Komax Triple Action Mixer, which provides the highest level of mixing.
Ultimately, static mixers are so reliable in terms of efficiency and consistency that they always represent an upgrade for the end user. Work with Komax to have a personal consultation for your company on how static mixers can change your position in the industry.