High Shear Mixers
Mixer Direct is proud to carry a large selection of high-quality, high-speed mixers and agitators for industrial mixing. Every high-speed mixer is customized for your application — from as little as a beaker full to hundreds of gallons mixed at once. With a dispersion blade running at high RPMs, they act as a high shear blender with liquid materials. With high-speed mixers running blades from our ultra shear line, you may never have to mill coatings again. Mixer Direct has the high shear mixer to make you an industry leader.Contact Us
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Learn More About High Shear Mixers from Mixer Direct
One of the most important things to remember when running high shear mixers is understanding the ratio of energy provided to fluid movement. That's where our customer service pros can guide you in optimizing your processes. High shear mixer choices include:
- 2HP Electric Lab Bench Disperser : Accommodating up to five-gallon containers, the new DP1 is economical yet full-featured. This high shear mixer can handle 200mL to five gallons. With a one-step dispersion blade change feature and an air-lift system that moves the blade in and out of the mix, high shear and high productivity are yours for the taking.
- 30HP High-Speed Disperser with Air/Oil Lift: Whether mixing cosmetics, coatings or highly viscous materials that need a mega shear final push, the DP4 is a fantastic value. Allowing 270-degree rotation and a three-way air valve, this disperser provides total mobility and flexibility in mixing. You can change the blade on this high-speed mixer in less than thirty seconds. Multiple customizations and options are available with this model.
- 1.5HP High-Speed Disperser with Air-Lift: The DP2 easily handles all your dispersing needs from five to twenty gallons. This range of volume is often the forgotten range. But not anymore. High shear mixers like this are nearly impossible to find, especially ones that handle multiple viscosities and ranges. The precision needle valve allows smooth airpower for speeds from 0-4500RPM.
How Does a High Shear Mixer Work?
A high shear mixer works by using a dispersion blade or a rotor stator to shear material until the desired consistency is reached. The mixing materials are broken down quickly and dispersed at varying rates creating emulsifications, homogenizations, and suspensions with ease. Mixer Direct’s high shear mixers have precision speed control to allow for smooth, even ‘flow.’
What's the Difference Between Low Shear and High Shear Mixers?
A shearing mixer will create turbulence in the material mixed. Low shear mixers can achieve the separation of materials that are "miscible" — materials that flow more readily from the tank's turbulence. Not all materials flow that easily. Many require a high shear mixer to create the necessary laminar flow of high-viscosity material outward to the stator. There, it is separated or emulsified — "sheared."
How Do I Determine Which High Shear Mixer is Best for Proper Dispersion?
Mixer Direct makes determining which high shear mixer is best for the vessel and materials you're blending. Here's the formula:
- Number of Gallons being Dispersed ÷ 10 = Correct Horsepower
Each high shear mixer model we carry has been optimized according to specific dimensions to fit your application perfectly. Choose the corresponding high shear mixer, and we'll have it to you faster — sometimes twice as fast — than our competition.
Order Top-Quality High Shear Mixers from Mixer Direct
Mixer Direct offers the finest quality high shear mixers on the market today. From the paint industry to pharmaceutical applications, our high-speed mixers handle difficult emulsifications and dispersions with ease. Our engineers are constantly designing and manufacturing innovative mixers across many sectors, and we can provide you with the optimal solution to your mixing needs. Contact us today to find out how our high shear mixers can work for you, too.