Stainless Mix Tank Operation, Usage, Structure

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Stainless Mix Tank

For the purpose of producing quality products, a stainless mix tank is an essential tool in many different sectors. This includes those dealing with dairy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and other liquid-solid combinations. 

The mixing tank consists of many parts, including the body of the tank, the top and bottom heads, the stirring paddle (also known as the dispersion disk or emulsification head), the support, the transmission system, and the shaft sealing mechanism. A heat (cooling) or measurement device may also be attached to it, depending on the process needs.

  • The stirring mechanism is easy to use and maintain, affordable, simple, and it assures excellent material mixing with little power consumption.
  • When deciding on a mixing vessel’s dimensions and form, it’s important to take into account the material’s properties, the intended use in production, and any unique requirements, such as the availability of vertical drum containers, as well as any heating or cooling demands.

Operating Stainless Mix Tank

As it spins in a set direction, the power unit drives the stirring paddle, which in turn forces the material to rotate in both axial and radial directions. Although the mixer moves in both an axial and circular motion, it may perform several kinds of mixing, including shear and diffusion. It swiftly stirs and mixes items.

Stainless Steel Mixing Tank Usage

Mixing tanks may be either mechanically or electrically standardized and humanized according to the needs of the production process. They are used for stirring, mixing, blending, and homogenizing different materials. There are a variety of manual and automated controls available for use in the mixing process that may be used to get the desired results in the mixing tanks. 

Mixing Tank Structure

Each part of the mixing tank works together to form the whole. These parts include the tank’s body, cover, agitator, platform support, transmission system, shaft sealing component, and other components. You may also add a heating or cooling mechanism to it if essential to the task at hand.

The process needs dictate the material choice for the lid, tank’s body, shaft seal, and agitator; carbon steel and stainless steel are two options.

You have the option to use a flange or a welded connection to seal the stirring tank enclosure and body. The stirring tank’s body and lid provide access to all process pipe openings. This covers those for feeding, discharging, safety venting, observing, monitoring the pressure and temperature, and steam fractionation.

A motor or reducer sits above the tank lid. It is this device that drives the stirrer inside the tank through the transmission mechanism.

The shaft sealing mechanism may be designed in a variety of ways to meet your production demands. This includes mechanical seals, labyrinth seals, or packing.

The agitator’s versatility (slurry, anchor, frame, and spiral configurations) allows it to meet the demands of a wide range of manufacturing processes. We can accommodate any further specifications you may have by contacting us for custom design and manufacturing!

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