How to Choose & Build The Right Agitator

How to Choose & Build The Right Agitator

Mixing different technologies might seem pretty straightforward, but it can actually get quite tricky, especially if you're not a science pro. You see, industrial agitators often get lumped together with pumps and other ways to move fluids around, but picking the right agitator is a whole different ballgame.

For instance, when it comes to pumps, you can usually just figure out how much pressure and flow you need for your process and then check the manufacturer's specs. But when it comes to choosing a mixer, things get a bit more complicated. There are often specific goals you're trying to achieve in your process or special materials you're working with, and figuring out exactly what you need can be a real puzzle.

To make your life easier, we've put together this handy guide to help you know what to look for when you're trying to build agitator equipment for your every feasible mixing need. And remember, if you've got any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

Here’s the Instruction of How You Can Build and Choose The Right Agitator

Mixer design revolves around three essential components. Grasping the significance of these elements will not only aid you in selecting the appropriate agitator but also ensure that your new equipment plays a pivotal role in optimizing process efficiency.

Step 1: Understanding Your Working Process

This is all about making sure your process fits with the right impeller design. We look at things like the type of product you're working with, how long you need to mix it, and how thick or thin it is. Here's the components of pneumatic agitator for you to understand better what is and how it works.

Pneumatic Agitator Components

Then, we match up the propeller type, tank setup, power, and speed to find the best agitating equipment for the job.

Step 2: Figuring Our The Power Considerations

So, after we understand how the mixer should work with your stuff, we need to make sure it's not a power hog. This might involve tweaking things like the size of the impeller compared to the tank.

Basically, we want to find that sweet spot where it does the job without exerting too much power. Sometimes, you might need a bigger gearbox to handle the torque, but that's a balance between how much you spend running the mixer and how much you spend upfront. To get to know what works best for your setup, here's we narrow down the types of equipment needed for you to suit your working process. 

1. Air Motor Type

You need to know what materials and how much power you actually need to get to know which air motor work best to mix your liquid material. To get to know the specifications, here's some air motor types that you can buy from Cosmostar Shop directly to suit your process needs.

Air Motor Type

 2. Mounting Type

Your materials should have certain method to handle and to use it efficiently. To do that you need to match your agitator equipment with the right mounting type for the best mixing results. Here's some example: 


To help you find out the variations and what to choose, here's the Cosmostar Shop for you to find out what is there to consider when choosing the right mounting type for your liquid material handling.

Step 3: The Mechanical Consideration

Our aim here is to pick a design that's tough enough to last but not so beefy that it breaks the bank. Industrial agitators should be built to hang in there for at least 20 years, and that's what we're aiming for. 

Now, when it comes to the mechanical side, we're dealing with some forces. Picture this: the mixer's shaft is like the backbone, and it's hanging there with no lower support. The forces mainly act around the base where it's all mounted, and here's what's in the mix:

  1. There's the axial load and thrust, kind of like the push and pull.
  2. We've got the bending moment, which is like the twisty force.
  3. And then, there's the torque, which is like the twist and shout of the mixer world.

The type of material, how long the shaft is, where the bearings are placed, how heavy and how many impellers there are – all of these factors are super important when figuring out how fast the mixer can safely spin compared to how fast it's actually spinning.

Step 4: Consult to Liquid Handling Experts

Designing an agitator isn't just about making it work well during the process – it also needs to be sturdy and use power efficiently. Picking the perfect industrial agitator can give you years and years of reliable operation. If you want to know more and chat about your options, reach out to Cosmostar Tech. to get some expert advice and a free consultation for your industrial liquid handling needs. 


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