MAKWELL Mixing Tank & Vessel
With CAE systems, we design our stainless steel mixing tanks and steam-jacketed tanks to satisfy your mixing needs. CFD and FEA improve impeller and tank designs for industrial blending tanks and mixing tanks by examining flow patterns, mixing performance, power consumption, and structural integrity before production.
Vessels may also act as storage. Mixing or storing liquids used in mayonnaise-making, brewing, medical solutions, food, fruit juice, dairy, spices, and biological engineering.
Two blades rotate on their axes and circle the mixing vessel in the Double Planetary Mixer. The blades continuously take in material from the vessel wall. The main differences between double planetary mixers are carbon steel and stainless steel.
One unit dissolves, mixes, heats, and cools. Open tank with removable covers for simple addition and cleaning. 50L-20000L working capacity. Suits low-viscosity products. Speed-variable agitator. Heat-and-cool double coats. Steam and electric jacket designs vary.
One unit dissolves, mixes, heats, and cools. 50L-50000L working capacity. Handles high and low-viscosity products. Speed-variable agitator. Heat-and-cool double coats. Steam and electric jacket designs vary. Double temperature probes and controls.
One unit dissolves, mixes, heats, and cools. 100L-50000L working capacity. Suits high & low-viscosity products. Steam and electric jacket designs vary. Mixer tank has dual temperature probes and controls. Vacuum system removes air bubbles and transport substances.
Dissolves, mixes, heats, & cools. Open tank removable covers for easy addition & cleaning. 100L-5000L capacity. Suits high-low viscosity products. Speed-variable agitator. Heat & cool double coats. Steam & electric jacket designs vary. Double temperature probes & controls.
Dissolves, mixes, heats, & cools. Open tank removable covers for easy addition & cleaning. 100L-5000L capacity. Handles high-low viscosity products. Speed-variable agitator. Heat & cool double coats. Steam electric jacket designs vary. Double temperature probes & controls.
Mixing Tank Advantages
Mixing and excellent movement and stirring enhance the mixing process.
Advanced control systems assure mixer design, production, and testing for maximum performance.
Clean in Place (CIP) Steam in place (SIP) efficiently cleans mixing tanks, saving time.
Choose from 26-gallon to 280-barrel volumes, depending on your requirements.
Mixing Tank Composition
Mixing tanks often use mixers or beaters. These tanks resemble enormous cement mixers with paddles on the sides. As the tank spins, the paddles pull materials from the bottom and release them at the top.
A mixing tank may include:
Axial Flow Impellers: Turbines suspend particles in strong bottom-to-top flow. Shaft speeds average hundreds.
High-Shear Disperser Blades: For high-shear applications like an agglomerate breakup. Shaft speeds average thousands.
Tank Jacketing: Jackets cool tanks.
Stirring Assemblies: Anchor stirrers.
Mixing Tank Characteristics
Plastic and aluminum mixing tanks are common. Plastic tanks are light, moldable, and rust-proof but deform with heat. While heat-resistant steel tanks last.
Tanks are rectangular or cylindrical. Rectangular or square prism tanks contain all-liquid solutions without solid suspension. Cylindrical tanks are popular for their steady suspension, drainage, and space economy. Unlike rectangular tanks, cylindrical tanks require baffles for effective mixing.
Single-wall or jacketed mixing tanks are typical. Single-wall mixing tanks are uninsulated. Jacketed tanks improve temperature control. This helps with operations that need liquids to be very hot or cold.
Stainless Steel Mixing Tank Benefits
Stainless steel resists corrosion. Products may taste metallic if other metals corrode faster. Corrosion affects production and storage, making stainless steel tanks desirable.
✅ Easily Cleanable
Other than rust, unwanted flavors may affect products. Since not cleaning tanks might damage product quality, choose a material that can be cleaned often. Noncorrosive stainless steel is easy to clean.
Steel is also cheaper than copper for mixing tanks. Copper costs 25% more than stainless steel. Stainless steel is easy to clean and less reactive to outside contaminants, so it lasts longer with less effort.
How Does Mixing Work?
A mixing tank is a container used to combine liquids, and it typically has its own set of pipes flowing to and from the device. When a need arises for a liquid, it is simply pumped into the storage tank. During the blending process, the liquids are sent via a pipeline situated underneath the storage tanks and on to the subsequent step. Cleaning pipes is as easy as flushing them with water via the fixed pipe. Pipes like this are vacuum-operated by a control system in the main section of the mixing tank.
Several chemicals have dangerous chemical reactions when used together. If you store the chemicals in their containers and mix them in the tank as needed, you may purchase huge amounts of each component without worrying about harmful compound interactions. The outcome is a safer, more cost-effective, and a better workplace for everyone involved.
Ingredient mixing has been a source of growing concern. They may have received reports of damage or fires. It’s also possible that the product labels are inadequate in explaining the optimal ways to mix the products. A common misconception is that if combining isn’t explicitly allowed on the label, it must not be allowed. There are a few things that can’t be mixed, except for anti-cholinesterase compounds. Combining an adjuvant with a specific pesticide is one such instance.
If you need to combine your components slowly and evenly, the mixing tank is for you. In contrast, an emulsifying machine is the best option for quick-acting mixing.
The outcome may depend on both the type of material you use and the shape of your industrial mixing tank. Industrial mixing tanks often have bottoms that are conical, elliptical, or sloped. Each type is best for different states of matter, compositions, and viscosities.
A conical form is ideal for efficient drainage to a central drain. Because there is minimal risk of unmixed material gathering further than the reach of the mixing impeller, this configuration is popular for liquids that blend easily with other liquids or powders.
A dished bottom is ideal when it’s essential for the impeller to effectively suspend settled materials and permit maximum batch turnover before drainage.
Lastly, the liquid is guided to a drain valve or spigot that is horizontally located at the base of the tank wall by the sloping bottom design.
Regardless of the design of the bottom, open-top industrial tanks often include a formed lip around the top of the tank, pipe legs with mounting flanges, and mixer mounting brackets.
Mixing tanks are very specialized pieces of machinery with specific functions. The ideal tank design provides;
✅ A Safe Work Environment
Mixing tanks must first follow all relevant safety regulations. The use of a tank that is unsuitable for the job at hand might jeopardize efforts to guarantee everyone’s safety.
✅ High-Quality Production
When it comes to the materials you are mixing in your tanks, you cannot skimp on quality. A suitable design ensures constant quality at all times. On the other hand, a tank that was improperly built might seriously affect your performance.
The efficiency of a business has a big impact on profitability. Smart engineering enables a larger mixing capacity, which increases productivity and lowers per-batch expenses.
Tank design often reflects the mixing materials. If the design does not match the job that a tank is designed to execute, mechanical failures and other issues are a real concern. A suitable tank design lessens these risks.
Mixing & Tank Geometry
Mixing tanks are often cylinders. Most mixers use a circular pattern and avoid corners where solid particles gather. Because of their spherical shape, vertically centered mixers may “vortex” low-viscosity liquids. Tank contents move separately, then baffles stop this. Metallic panels on tank interiors prevent vortexing. Baffles prevent vortexing but increase liquid resistance. For optimal results, use a stronger mixer.
Rectangular tanks may seem odd. Liquid-solid suspension mixing traps particles in tank corners, but they blend low-viscosity liquids well. That’s because the corners of the tank work as baffles, preventing vortexing.
Tanks with flat bottoms are common and do not adversely affect mixing. They are the cheapest since they are the easiest to make. Fluid motion and solid suspension are equally balanced in this bottom. Costs are decreased by shortening mixer shafts.
Mixing tanks with cone bottoms are suitable for high-solids slurries and 100% drainage. Cone bottom tanks are practically in every industry, especially when getting every last drop out of the tank is important. This tank has a good shape for draining, especially when it comes to slurries with a high concentration of solids.
This tank helps mix solid suspensions. Solids cannot collect in dead zones since the bottom has no angles. In general, torispherical or dish-shaped bottoms provide a good balance between strength, drainage efficiency, and axial flow patterns.
Tanks with a sloping bottom have a sloped bottom. This design makes it easier to access the bottom of tanks with bottom drains. Tanks with a sloping bottom drain efficiently without the size sacrifices of cone-shaped tanks.
Makwell Mixing Tank
Makwell is a leading national and worldwide manufacturer of stainless steel mixing tanks and vessels. We produce a wide range of mixing tanks with agitators, stirrers, and with agitators for diverse industries including pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, and food processing. We effectively create customized tanks for our clients with our extensive industry experience; Combining liquids consistently to increase productivity.
Our mixing tanks are made with the highest quality raw materials, equipment, and technology that can successfully support the resolution of mixing difficulties. Because they include a powerful agitator for mixing and dispersing diverse materials, our mixing tanks help to maximize tank utilization and stimulate faster, uniform mixing of various chemicals and substances.
Being a top manufacturer of mixing tanks, we use standard operating procedures and precise engineering to provide a variety of stainless steel storage tanks. Throughout the production process, we put our mixing tanks through a number of quality checks to guarantee the smooth operation of our storage tanks.
For many companies, the key step that has the most impact on the finished product is “mixing.” New mixing technologies may ensure faster production times, decrease operating costs, integrate mixing and dispensing equipment, maintain government standards (EPA, OCSHA, etc.), influence energy use and waste treatment, be easily transferred to the next batch, and many more tailored possibilities.
Industrial mixers process pharmaceuticals, waste/water treatments, cosmetics, food, beverages, coatings, paper & pulp, chemicals, and adhesives. Mixers used in food, medicine, and cosmetics must be sanitary. Operations involving chemicals, medications, and polymers need a mixer with a covered inside. These sectors need exact blending, agitation, and mixing.
For better, dependable goods that meet specific criteria, mixing performance is essential. It’s important to have any element that provides one with a competitive advantage.