The 3-bladed stainless square pitch impeller is the staple mixing propeller for many mixing processes due to mixer propeller efficiency and durability. Mixer Direct’s stainless-steel mixing propellers are solid 316L for maximum corrosion resistance in most environments. Being left-handed, the propeller mixer will pump in a downward direction when rotating clockwise looking down the mixing shaft. Almost every process industry utilizes a propeller mixer in some capacity from chemical and coatings, to pharmaceutical and construction. Browse our stainless-steel mixing propellers and mixer propeller blades for sale here or contact us for more information.
Propeller Mixer Info
When it comes to liquid processing, you need a propeller mixer that is capable of stirring multiple volumes of materials without skipping a beat. But with all of the mixing propellers available, you might be curious which is best for your specific application. To help make things easier, we've listed some frequently asked questions we get about our mixer propeller blades below. If you still find that you have questions, please feel free to contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist you when purchasing a mixing propeller.
Why Are These Mixing Propellers Left-Handed?
Upon browsing our mixer propeller blades, you may notice that the products shown feature an "LH" label. Abbreviating "left-handed," these mixing propellers are designed to provide maximum downward stirring as opposed to right-hand propellers which rotate in an upward direction. We recommend LH stainless steel mixing propellers for all applications, but if you'd prefer RH propellers, we'll work with you to create your ideal setup.
Unlike RH stainless steel mixing propellers, LH hardware is meant for liquid processing that doesn't require a significant amount of settling.
What Info is Necessary For Choosing the Right Propeller Mixer?
For most engineers, choosing the right mixer propeller for their operations is second nature. But if you're new to ordering mixer propeller blades for your facility, there are two things you should take into consideration before making a purchase: the bore size and impeller diameter.
Whether you're working with 1000+ gallon mixers or 20-1000 gallon drum mixers, your mixing propeller bore size should match the shaft diameter of your mixing equipment. This is to ensure that the propeller locks perfectly in place. Once you've found the correct bore size, you should then search for the desired impeller diameter because this number will affect the type of process you're working with. For example, applications that require low levels of torque should utilize a propeller with a small impeller diameter that's paired with a high-speed mixer.
Can a Mixing Propeller Be Polished to Food Grade?
No, these propellers are casts and contain micro pits that are not ideal for food processing.
Discover Which Propeller Mixer is Best for Your Particular Needs
Here at Mixer Direct, we understand the difficulties our customers face, which is why we strive to be the number one destination for mixing propellers. Our mission is to serve all customers with high-quality equipment, honest and transparent communication and valuable resources through our blog. You won't find a better selection of stainless steel mixing propellers from industry pros anywhere else. Order now!