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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...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 2: FLOW PATTERNS

Mixer Basics- Step 2: Flow Patterns Three basic flow patterns exist: rotational flow, an axial flow, or a radial flow. Rotational flow is usually avoided or limited. With rotational flow, the mixt...

DIGGING INTO MINING IN AMERICA

Digging Into Mining In America Mining has shaped communities globally across the span of history. The craft has been a source of great intrigue and aspiration yet often plagued with peril and co...

HOW PAPER IS MADE

How Paper Is Made The public perception of the paper industry might be widely linked to the fictitious company Dunder-Mifflin featured in NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office” for much of this generation....

HOW TO MAKE THE

How to Make the "Lady in Blue Cocktail" Video Transcript So this is the Lady In Blue cocktail. This cocktail is inspired by a ghost story in the hotel. A lady passed away in an elevator shaft when...

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WASTE YOUR LUNCH BREAK?

We've all been there. We grab our lunch, sit down, inhale it like like we haven't seen food in years, and then stare blankly at a reflection of our sleep deprived eyes in our computer monitor or sm...

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WASTE YOUR LUNCH BREAK?

We've all been there. We grab our lunch, sit down, inhale it like like we haven't seen food in years, and then stare blankly at a reflection of our sleep deprived eyes in our computer monitor or sm...

WHY KENTUCKY'S GETAWAYS ARE BETTER THAN YOUR STATE'S

"Kentuckians have been influencing and creating American and world culture for a long time. We were the first to sing Happy Birthday, fry chicken, and slap high-fives. We invented bourbon, bluegras...

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP: DEVIL'S SYRUP OR GOD'S NECTAR

High Fructose Corn Syrup: Devil's Syrup or God's Nectar When I first started dating my wife she noticed something about me: I count calories. I would count everything I ate and mark it down in a li...

CAN 3D PRINTING HELP THE MEDICAL FIELD?

3D printing is one of the few areas in life where cat statues, pizza, and guns intersect. Frankly, 3D printing is just plain exciting. At Mixer Direct we are more than pleased to have our fair sh...

WHEN DO YOU NEED A MAGNETIC MIXER?

When Do You Need a Magnetic Mixer?  Let’s say you want to mix the green acid from the Batman movies with the lava from Dante’s Peak at a fixed pressure of 250 PSI. Why you would want to attempt ...

SCIENCE IN CHEESE

 Science in Cheese  Cheese making is both an art and a science. Simply put, cheese making is the process of removing water from milk. This concentrates the milk’s fat and proteins and greatly leng...

MIXER BASICS - STEP 4: TANK TO IMPELLER RATIOS

Mixer Basics- Step 4: Tank to Impeller Ratios If you are building a mixing system, one of the things that you have to consider is the size of the tank compared to the size of the impeller. We loo...

HOW TO STAY AWAKE AT WORK

source: giphy.com To quote Ernest Hemingway, "“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” Most of us love sleep. On the down side, falling asleep at work will...

HOW DO GEARS WORK

All About Gears that Everyone Should Know Gears or Cogs are in just about everything containing a spinning part, that is, from cars to clocks. Car's transmissions and engines contain lots of cogs ...

TYPES OF GEARS

Understanding Various Forms of Gears Machines require a gear for them to function. However, all machines do not use a similar gear. Due to the gear diversity, they are categorized according to the...

HOW INK IS MADE

Where Did Ink Come From?  Ink, as a writing tool, has been around since what is believed to be one of its original uses in the form of dye as a means of writing on the inside of caves. They derived...

HOW MOUTHWASH IS MADE

Mouthwash is one of the most important ways of preserving oral health. It has been used for thousands of years by varying different cultures. Understanding how mouthwash is made and what ingredien...

WHAT IS ETHANOL?

What is Ethanol? With the rise of alternative energy sources, ethanol has arisen to become one of the key focal points in the biofuel industry. Despite this growing popularity though, few people u...