Having the right static mixer can make a huge difference when it comes to production value and durability. Static mixers are used to mix two materials into one flowing homogenous material. They provide control when mixing and dispensing materials, which in turn saves you money on production and material costs.
If you ask these questions, you will figure out the specifics about the static mixer you will need.
How you need your materials dispensed is a vital factor in determining which mixer will work best for you. The materials you are using will help to determine your mixer. Based on the pressure limitation of the nozzle, the acceptable back-pressure/retained volume, and the expected, or desired flow rate.
The materials that you are mixing determine the range of elements needed to mix the materials into a homogenous material. So materials are considerably more difficult to mix than others, so it is crucial that you have the appropriate amount of elements in your mixer to get the mix needed.
The viscosity of the materials will mean that you need a higher amount of elements. As well as the material ratio, if you are mixing a ratio of 6:1. For example, it will need a higher number of elements to achieve a pure, homogenous mix.
The viscosity of the materials you are mixing will help you determine the diameter of the elements you need to use. The thinner the materials you are working with, it will require a smaller diameter in order to get a proper mix. In return, the thicker the materials are the larger the diameter will be needed to achieve the same degree of the homogenous mix.
The reason this question is important is that it will tell you to want a type of connection/inlet you will need for your mixer. There are three main connection types: bayonet, bell, and threaded. A bayonet is a simple lock and twist system. Bell mixers come in slightly larger varieties with options for round, square and rotary connections. Inline or threaded are also for larger sizes but do not require the use of a retaining nut.
Your application for using a static mixer is the last step in determining what kind of mixer outlet you need for your specific project or business. This last question applies to cartridge application, if you are not using this then this question is irrelevant.
If you are still unsure about some of the specifics, you need for your static mixer, don’t worry Komax Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in advanced inline static mixing. They are able to customize a solution to fit your needs and get your business working effectively and efficiently. With more than a hundred thousand installations worldwide, you are in good hands.