These high shear mixers are typically used in conjunction with a slow speed anchor stirrer or scraper unit for high viscosity products. This is ideal for high viscosity cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food products. Bottom Entry mixers can also be used by themselves on low viscosity products and to wet out powders.
View All Washer Agitators. In top loading washing machines, the agitator is responsible for moving the clothes through the water and detergent and is driven by the output shaft of the transmission. The output shaft is normally splined and the center of the plastic agitator will have a matching spline to ensure a tight fit.
View All. The agitator, propelled by the transmission output shaft, is what moves the clothes in the mix of water and detergent to get them clean. The transmission output shaft is splined, which means that grooves in the shaft mate to grooves in the agitator so they fit tightly together. This is important because you can tell if the spline is damaged when the bottom part of a dual-action agitator or the whole of a single-action agitator fails to move while the machine is on a wash cycle.
The agitator -- the finned part that fits on the tub shaft -- can also tear laundry if the fins are cracked or broken. You may be able to solve the problem temporarily by pinching off the splinters with pliers and lightly filing the plastic smooth, but this is just a stopgap measure; the agitator should be replaced. Replace a damaged agitator with a new one of the same type.
An agitator is a device or mechanism to put something into motion by shaking or stirring. There are several types of agitation machines, including washing machine agitators which rotate back and forth and magnetic agitators which contain a magnetic bar rotating in a magnetic field. In general, agitators usually consist of an impeller and a shaft.
With more than 50 years of experienceVMI designs and manufactures a full range of agitators for various types of mixing operations. Whether for dilution, dissolution, suspension, homogenization, dispersion or emulsion, our teams will very carefully study your processes in order to better define the sizing, power and speed parameters which are best suitable to liquid-liquid or solid-liquid mixtures with a strong concern for quality and productivity. A wide range of agitator blades, with radial or axial effects, helps optimize phenomena related to movement and shearing, whatever are the required capacities and the rheological characteristics of target products. For relatively significant production runs from a few hundred litres per hour and up to several tens of thousands of litres per hourcontinuous mixing is undeniably an interesting alternative for batch mixing operations.
Bottom mounted magnetic agitators are state of the art for agiation tasks of low viscosity liquids in the pharmaceutial and biotech industy. Magnetic Agitators with Multiple Blade Arrangement. Years of know how in the manufacturing of fermenters, from process engineering to design, calculation and fabrication of vessels and agitators up to start up of the equipment provide the foundation for the development of magnetic agitators with multiple blade arrangements on a single shaft.