Mixer Direct’s side entry agitators provide efficient mixing for large scale mixing processes. Side entry mixers are used in a number of applications such as edible oils, chemical processing, water treatment, asphalt, crude oil, gasoline, and pulp and paper. They can be easily installed anywhere along the side of the mixing tank/vessel. In large-scale mixing applications, it's not practical to use a top-entry mixer with a larger/longer shaft because of the cost, but the versatility of side entry mixers allows for many more placement options to attach the mixer to the tank/vessel at a much more economical price.
All side entry mixers come with a standard TEFC electric motor with a 5:1 turndown rating. There's also an explosion proof motor and gearbox option available for any side entry mixer. Our gearbox uses a premium helical drive with gear reductions ranging from 4:1 to 134:1 resulting in a range of speeds from 13 to 438 RPM.
To achieve the highest efficiencies possible we designed our own impeller called a high efficiency fluidfoil. This particular impeller has a very high thrust to power ratio giving this side entry mixer maximum flow efficiency. Depending on the size of the tank, these side entry agitators can be combined to exponentially increase the flow of a larger tank. Look through our standard products below or contact us to custom manufacture mixer.