Impeller Mixing & Agitator Blades
Mixer Direct offers a variety of mixing impeller and propeller products designed for industrial mixing. The purpose of mixing impellers is to transfer the energy provided by the motor to the product in the most efficient way in order to produce the desired effect in the least amount of time. At Mixer Direct, we take pride in offering one of the best selections of top-rated impellers in the industry. Shop impeller mixer products and more online at Mixer Direct today.Contact Us
Learn More About Impeller Mixing and Agitator Blades
Impellers should be designed for your specific application and process. A one-size-fits-all approach simply won't cut it. Check out our Mixer Direct Blog or keep reading to learn more about impeller mixing and agitator blades, and how to find the right product for your needs.
What Types of Impeller Blades Are Available From Mixer Direct?
At Mixer Direct, we have a wide variety of impeller blade products to choose from. Also called agitator blades, each mixing impeller type converts the energy given to it in a different way. A hydrofoil impeller converts most of the energy into motion of the product and very little into shear. A three-bladed propeller will convert more of the energy into shear than the hydrofoil but still mostly produces motion. And a high-flow dispersion blade rotates at high RPMs in order to facilitate the quick impartation of solids at a fine grind. It also provides extra flow for high viscosity applications. In addition to these, we also offer dispersion blades, folding impellers, high-efficiency impellers, and axial and radial flow turbines.
What's the Difference Between an Axial Flow and Radial Flow Turbine?
Our axial flow turbines and flow turbines devote a higher ratio to shear. The difference between the two is the way fluid flows through the compressor and turbine. An axial flow pattern improves solid suspension and stratification (common challenges when mixing). It also provides unparalleled top-to-bottom motion within a tank. An axial turbine's rotor is impacted by fluid flow. A radial flow pattern produces high shear rates due to its angle. This type of turbine is typically preferred for low-level mixing or mixing that takes place in longer tanks, like in applications where gas/liquid mixing and dispersion are needed. With a radial turbine, the flow is more smoothly oriented perpendicular to the rotation axis.
What Should I Consider When Choosing Impellers?
You'll need to consider a few key factors in terms of your industry and application when choosing a mixer blade or impeller. The primary factor when choosing an impeller type is viscosity. This can impact several aspects of impeller selection and design. You'll also want to take into account your tank's size, design and placement. And lastly, you'll want to consider what the mixing impeller is made of. Stainless steel is the most common and durable material and is suitable for many different applications. Keep in mind that mechanical considerations may also affect the agitator blade selection, as in the case of a folding impeller being utilized to fit into a tank through a small aperture. Check out our How to Choose a Mixing Impeller guide for more information.
Discover the Right Impeller Mixer Solution with the Help of Mixer Direct
Mixer Direct has recently released MixerGenius v2.1, a proprietary software developed to allow our sales engineers to quickly get to an engineered solution for your specific application. Agitator blade sizing can be quickly determined over the phone for almost any of our various types of impeller blades. From steep pitch mixing impellers to axial flow turbines, you'll find it all and so much more at Mixer Direct. Call us at (812) 202-4047 or contact us through the website to get a same-day answer to your question. Our team is here to help.