Adhesives & Sealants
When it comes to adhesive mixers to mix and process adhesives, sealants, and glues we have the options you need no matter your process. From disperser and top entry mixers to side entry adhesive mixing machines, we have expertise in whatever specifications you need and we can come up with the right mixing solution for you. Contact us to learn more about our sealant mixers and adhesive mixing machines.
Whether you need equipment for irrigation or for storage, when it comes to agriculture you cannot afford downtime. We have the expertise and engineering know-how to build you an efficient and effective system. From agricultural mixers, tanks and feed mixing equipment to automation that ties it all together, we can deliver quality and peace of mind. Contact us to learn more about our agricultural mixers and agriculture storage tanks.
Brewing & Distilling Industry
Whether you are new to brewing or distilling or have been doing it for a long time, we have the right commercial brewing equipment for your process. We have the ability to fabricate mixers and tanks for your needs and manufacture them in house to your specifications. A variety of different options make it is easy to customize the type of mixer or tank you need for the different parts of your brewing and distilling process. From mash tanks and fermentation tanks to storage tanks, team up with one of our engineers to find distillery equipment for sale that is a complete solution for you. Selecting the right tank and mixer combination is crucial to your process success. We can help you with our automation expertise to make your process even simpler, just contact us to ask about our commercial brewing equipment.
Industrial Chemical Processing
The chemical processing industry is one of the largest and most expansive industries that fall under the umbrella of liquid processing. According to the American Chemistry Council, as of July 2021, 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the chemical industry and 25% of the US GDP is supported by chemical manufacturers. Despite the variety of applications the industry influences, chemical processing can be reduced to one goal - take raw materials and facilitate a chemical reaction to convert the raw materials into consumable goods. The final products of chemical processing are used independently or as ingredients in larger chemical recipes. The chemical industry is traditionally broken into three categories of chemical production: commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals, and fine chemicals. Commodity chemicals are manufactured on a very large scale and are standardized across manufacturers. They are used as ingredients or as a standalone product, like acetone, ethanol or sorbitol. Commodity chemicals are further segmented into organic and inorganic chemicals, defined by the presence of carbon in their chemistry. Examples of organic chemicals are hydrocarbons, phosphorus compounds, and nitrates. Widely used inorganic chemical compounds are water, salts and acids. Specialty chemicals are uniquely formulated for specific applications and are produced in smaller batches to be used as ingredients or additives across the industry. These chemicals are sold based on their function instead of their composition. Where commodity chemicals provide bulk supplies across the industry, specialty chemicals are produced with one or two core uses. Often used in cosmetic additives, colors and flavors, cleaning materials like detergents, and lubricants, specialty chemicals present a more competitive market within the industry overall. Lastly, fine chemicals are produced in the smallest but highest dollar value batches. Fine chemicals are isolated or synthesized chemicals that are frequently used in specialty chemical manufacturing. Pharmaceutical manufacturers use fine chemicals as active ingredients in medicine, and food and beverage manufacturing use them in flavoring their products. They require finely tuned processes to acquire purity and are highly specialized to their application. Because of the breadth of the industry, chemicals are divided into specialty sub-categories based on application. Agrochemicals are chemicals that are used in fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and soil acidifiers. The agrochemical industry is highly regulated by environmental agencies because of the inherent toxicity of the concentrated ingredients. Bio-based technologies are gaining ground in the agrochemical ecosystem for sustainability and reduced pest resistance over time. Petrochemicals are chemicals derived from petroleum (crude oil) and natural gas. These chemicals are critical components for plastics and packing industries, as well as the creation of synthetic rubber commonly used for making tires. Many major brands of consumer and industrial detergents use petrochemicals as surfactants. Elastomer is the technical term for the chemical group that makes rubber and rubber-like materials. Elastomers are characterized by the elasticity between the polymer chains that bind the material together. Rubber has many industrial applications and can be tear abrasion resistant and can tolerate high heat and chemical corrosiveness. Commonly used elastomers are silicone, neoprene, nitrile, and polyurethane. Polymers are used across the chemical industry but are primarily used in plastic manufacturing. Plastics come in a variety of forms, but can be generalized into two categories: soft and hard plastic. Soft plastics, like the ones used in stretch wrap and plastic bags, are flexible and can soften again if the correct amount of heat is applied. Hard plastics, like the kind used to make PVC piping or molded trim for vehicles, are rigid and cannot be melted back down for reuse. Polyethylene, polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride are the most commonly used and versatile polymers in the industry. Oleochemicals are compounds derived from animal and vegetable fats and oils. As the demand for “green” chemicals grows, oleochemicals are steadily replacing petrochemicals in many formulas in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, paint and lubricant industries. Oleochemicals are generally safer to use and store, especially in consumer products. They are also renewable and cheaper as the pricing and regulation of crude oil increases. You can find basic oleochemicals in your local grocery store, sold as-is like coconut oil, or as a chemical component like palm oil. Aroma chemicals are ingredients that give flavor and fragrance to food, beverages, and personal care products. Depending on the use, they are synthetic and organic chemicals that undergo a chemical reaction to create the final product. Synthetic aroma chemicals are typically cheaper to produce and more consistent compositions. Organic aroma chemicals, like essential oils and other plant derivatives are generally safer but can be less consistent in the reaction process. Commonly used plant based compounds include fragrances and flavors derived from orange blossoms, sandalwood bark, and ginger root. Synthetic aroma chemicals come in various forms of alcohols, ketones and esters. Chemicals at any level of concentration or volatility can have dramatic and costly effects on processing equipment if not paired with the correct materials. Every part of a processing tank or mixer must be considered when setting up a chemical processing system, from wetted materials to seals and bearings, to motor safety requirements. For mixing and storage tank fabrication, carbon steel or stainless steel are the most commonly used materials. Carbon steel is extremely durable and a cost effective solution to mixing or storing dry goods. Carbon steel is typically not recommended for wet mixing because it lacks the properties necessary to prevent rust and corrosion over time. Stainless steel comes in numerous levels of quality, or grades. 304 Stainless Steel and 316 Stainless Steel are the two universally used in liquid processing. Both offer superior chemical and heat resistance over carbon steel due to the addition of rust-resistant chromium and, in 316SS, molybdenum for increased chemical resistance. Download our Chemical Compatibility Chart Mixers and agitators are also highly susceptible to damage by chemical corrosion if not managed correctly. Impellers, shafts and seals are critical to ensuring an effective and safe mixing operation. A shaft and impeller that are affected by chemical corrosion are often weakened and even low shear force can cause catastrophic damage to the mixture, tank and mixer motor if either were to break. Again, as in tank fabrication, 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel are excellent, safe and durable options for a shaft and impeller. Mixer seals come in a variety of materials that are rated for specific applications and resistances as well. Chemical mixing seals face different conditions than a standard fluid seal. They must be resistant to chemical attack and premature aging due to the exposure to the mixing chemicals. From a safety perspective, chemical mixing seals must resist leaking to prevent introducing and inducing a chemical reaction with the mixer fluids and mixing materials. Learn more about commonly used mixer seals For industries with sanitary requirements like food and beverage, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, mixing tanks and mixers can be customized to fit the unique regulations of each. Stainless steel tanks can be highly polished to ensure ease of cleaning and reduced transfer of materials from one batch to the next. Impellers and shafts can be welded together and polished to prevent microscopic build-up of leftover materials, or can be coated with non-stick coatings like Teflon. Mixer motors can be cased in stainless steel or coated with white epoxy for washability. Additionally, some chemical mixing applications are highly volatile and require explosion proof motors that are sealed tightly against sparking and igniting vapors from the chemical ingredients. Air motors are also a great hazardous environment solution as they use compressed air systems to rotate the shaft, in place of electric components. Explosion proof electric motors give the user more versatility in controlling speed and batch processes, but air motors are the safest option available by nature of mechanics alone. Temperature control is another crucial factor in processing chemicals. Most chemical processing requires inducing and sustaining chemical reactions with precision. Heat transferring systems are an effective way to manage temperature of processing liquids, and can be custom designed to manage your specific application needs. Exothermic reactions generate heat that needs to be carried away from the vessel safely. Heating skids do this by running cooled water through a tank jacket and recirculating the warm or hot water away and into piping channels where the water is cooled and continuously recirculated. The same can be done if the temperature of the processing fluids needs to be increased, using heated transfer fluids to warm the vessel to the appropriate temperature. Chemical mixing poses more challenges than most other fluid mixing, but advancements in technology and engineering have improved the chemical manufacturing process significantly allowing for greater and safer output of the chemicals we use every day. Our engineers are available for your questions or process solutions!
We know that in cosmetics processing, cross contamination is a big deal. We manufacture quality cosmetic mixers, agitators and tanks that will work every time without you having to worry about cross contamination. If you need a fully sealed sanitary mixer or tank, we offer seals and polishes from grounded welds to mirror finishes and electropolish. We have the capabilities to build tanks and cosmetic manufacturing equipment that ensures your success. Contact us to order our cosmetic mixers and production equipment.
Ethanol & Bio-Diesel
When it comes to your mixer and tank needs for ethanol and biodiesel production, we have a number of different options for your industry. From mixers to processing systems, and ethanol tanks and plastic biodiesel tanks, allow us to help create a solution that will aid your process. Our team of engineers are ready to work with you to help customize a full biodiesel production equipment system complete with automation to help you simplify your industrial process. Contact us to ask about our plastic biodiesel tanks and other biodiesel production equipment.
Food & Beverage
We offer a wide range of mixing and processing equipment for the food and beverage industry. When you contact us our experienced team will help to create the right mixer solution for your process, along with meeting the sanitation levels that you need. Along with our ability to help design for you the correct industrial food mixers we can also come up with the right process to help you move forward using these sanitary mixers and food storage vessels. Contact us to learn more about our industrial food mixers and food processing equipment.
Inks, Coatings, & Paint
When it comes to completing your mixing system for inks, coatings, & paints we have plenty of options for industrial paint mixing machines and tanks that need to meet your specifications. From different mounts and seals to finishes for the inside of your tank, and a variety of lid options with different mounts and fittings to help in mixing. Our engineers will help to custom design industrial paint mixer machines and paint processing equipment that goes along with the tank that meets your needs.
Oil & Gas
Nothing is more important than safety, especially when it comes to refining crude oil and processing chemicals. We have an extensive line of explosion proof mixers, magnetic mixers, and agitators for reactors and pressure vessels. We are an ASME certified shop. We can build ASME pressure vessels to the strictest standards the industry has. We also are UL 142 certified to build in potentially explosive environments. Not only do we manufacture the ASME pressure vessels but we also do all the engineering in-house, so you don’t have to worry about specs and other important information getting lost in the process. Let us keep your operation safe and efficient with the right petroleum processing equipment.
Keeping things clean and sanitary is our aim, when it comes to creating laboratory mixing equipment for pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies, because we know that is your goal as well. We have truly sanitary process equipment and pharmaceutical powder mixers to help keep your process as sanitary as possible and help you meet your goals. We can also customize the mountings and fittings on your pharmaceutical mixing tank and work with you to design a system that can take care of all of your needs from a mixer to controls. Contact our engineers and we can help come up with a solution for your mixer needs. Browse our pharmaceutical mixers below.
Pulp & Paper
No matter what your application will be and no matter what materials you will use, we can create and supply the right mixer, tank, or other paper mill machinery for your needs. Our team of paper and pulp machinery engineers can put together the right combination of controls, mixers, and tanks to give you the pulp and paper equipment that gets you the results you have to have. Check out our paper mill machinery for sale here or contact us to learn more.
Whether you’re trying to purify soiled water, turn waste water into a clean energy source, or are storing contaminated run off from your process, we can make sure your waste water treatment equipment meets regulation standards. Our industry knowledge and expertise will allow you to move forward with your project confidently with quality waste water treatment equipment and flash mixer water treatment supplies. Ask us about wastewater mixers, stainless-steel vessels, and more.