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THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO A BETTER MIXING PROCESS

Your process has plenty of moving parts. Between optimizing the composition of your output, calculating power requirements, recycling cooling water, optimizing column efficiencies, and doing all of...

THE PITCH DROP EXPERIMENT

At the University of Queensland in Australia there is an experiment going, an experiment that is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Longest Running Laboratory Experiment." It is the e...

JUICE EVERY OTHER DAY COULD KEEP ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AWAY

The Research Of Juice Fruit and vegetable juices may play an important role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly among those who are at high risk for the disease. Researche...

THE NUTRITION, HISTORY, AND DELICIOUSNESS OF… HUMMUS

The History     In recent years, hummus has gone global, and can now be found almost anywhere in the world – though it may be under other names including “Houmous” or “Humus”. It's become so commo...

WHY COMPANY CULTURE MATTERS: COMMUNITY

Mixing In The Right Ingredients For Community “Ultimate reality is a community of persons who know and love one another. That is what the universe, God, history, and life is all about. If you favor...

WHAT ARE MXD’S WARRANTY TERMS?

Products manufactured by Mixer Direct are warranted for one year against defective material and workmanship. All products not manufactured by MXD include the warranty given by the manufacturer. A d...

WHAT IF I ELECT TO RETURN A PRODUCT?

If you are not fully satisfied with our product you may return it for a refund. We will refund the cost of undamaged stock merchandise upon receipt in good condition without any restocking fees. I...

HOW ADHESIVES WORK

How Adhesives Work Adhesive products are one of many items that are just as common in a preschool classroom as they are in sprawling factories that churn out massive amounts of products that are...

INDUSTRIAL MIXING IN THE WINE INDUSTRY

Wine History Few beverages have enjoyed the type of primordial history and prestige as much as wine. A drink of choice for thousands of years; people from even the most ancient civilizations disco...

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

Biotechnology and Medicine Welcome to Part II of a series of blogs about biotechnology. The first piece discussed a general yet scientifically accurate definition of biotechnology; and the three p...

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biotechnology In Real Life It seems like each weekend offers a new release of a science-fiction movie and/or video game that depicts the events of the distant future. They all have their difference...

THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN TEXTILES

The driving force of American Textiles could easily be summed up in two words self-sufficiency. Through the Revolutionary War to present day, the textiles industry has had a vast and intriguing sto...

STARTING A MICROBREWERY? HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED

Brewing beer is like carpentry: it takes skill, years to master, and the right tools, yielding an end product that’s as enjoyable to behold as it is to use. And the good news is that only a few bas...

SAFETY CONTROLS ON INDUSTRIAL MIXERS AND STAINLESS TANKS

Safety Controls There are a variety of ways in which safety switches are applied to industrial mixing equipment. However, it generally falls into three categories: limit switches, level switches, ...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 8: MOUNTS AND STANDS

Once you have your impeller, motor, and shaft you’ll need to mount the mixer to the container or set up a stand where you can lower the mixer in and out of different containers. With mounted mixers...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 1: FLOW AND SHEAR

Mixer Basics- Step 1: Flow and Shear   You’ve decided you need a mixer. That's great, but where to start? You have impellers, shafts, motors, and mounts to consider. At Mixer Direct, we usually sug...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 7: THE SHAFT

Mixer Basics- Step 7: The Shaft When you are buying your mixer, you’ll most likely need to buy a shaft. The shaft is simply the piece of material that connects the motor to the impeller. The shaft...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 3: IMPELLERS

Mixer Basics- Step 3: Impellers Before we talk about impellers, we have to get some of the nomenclature straightened out. There are impellers, propellers, blades, foils, and a host of other names f...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 5: THE MOTOR

Mixer Basics- Step 5: The Motor When we talk motors, it is easy to think "bigger is better." However, that's not always true, especially when you don't want to put more money into the mixer than yo...