There are so many places where you can argue whether increasing power or improving precision is best: engines, sports, and even production. Within production there are often high-power output components that we at Komax argue can be replaced with much more precise options. In our experience, we can obtain significantly better results with a drastic reduction of power.
Many machine mixers for things like paper pulp to food depend upon high energy inputs to guarantee their elements move fast and effectively. This rapidly moving blade will chop things up and mix them completely, but it is also a very expensive process. In order to increase its output, a lot more energy needs to go into turning the blades.
Komax static mixers work in an entirely different and much more precise way. The brute force of turning blades is completely removed as we use a fixed mixing element system. Our mixing elements sit still while the product’s natural flow through a pipeline create the high impact situation. It may seem like this would require an intense rate of flow for the product to be moving fast enough for efficient mixing, but it’s not so.
The positioning of our mixing elements is so precise they create a turbulent flow even at very low rates of flow. Within the mixer there is classic two-by-two division and cross-current mixing (much the same as from the blades of a mechanical mixer), as well as an added back mixing environment. This last part means the mixing elements produce elliptical vortices rotating at different direction, a process that drastically improves mixing efficiency.
Komax engineers are the best because they methodically study mixing environments and recreate these using natural flow impediments. This is the epitome of precision winning over power because our products, not just our mixers, use existing flow environments without the use of any outside energy input in order to produce a more thoroughly mixed and cheaper final product.