Switch and Mix
When you are looking at industrial mixers, most people are looking for a specific drive for that operation. A pneumatic drive or electric drive are the common choices. However, with EvenMix®, you have the benefits of both. That’s right, we offer both, but we didn’t stop there. We made them interchangeable. While this might not seem like a huge deal to most of the world, we saw a need for this. Our drive system, which is a standard 32″ shaft, is made to work with just about any situation. We have designed the shaft to hold up to 3 blades, but it can hold 1, 2, or 3.
The shaft is standard at 32,” but you can double it for 72″ to get the length you need. The shaft is interchangeable with the mixers, either electric or pneumatic. You probably are thinking, what is the big deal there? Well, the shaft and blades are the most expensive part of the unit. This means you can purchase one shaft and blad combination or get different sets of blades to do the different mixing in your shop with different mixers. It will depend on what type of power you have close by.
The switch and mix system was designed to be customized right on the shop floor. This means you can mix and match the shafts, blades, and mixer types without a lot of downtime. This is something that our engineers saw a need for.
Let’s start from the beginning. We set out to produce an industrial mixer that is like no other industrial mixer of its kind. We studied what was on the market and what we could do to improve upon that. While we were studying, we noticed there was a lot to improve upon. EvenMix® is a very powerful mixer that is very lightweight. Most people think it is inferior to the rest because of its size. Our mixers weigh 12 lbs or less and are easily interchanged from one container to the next. They are designed to evenly mix substances with various viscosities and not only mix but evenly mix them right within their containers. We work with substances that come in drums and barrels to mix in the difficult to get to corners of the IBC.
That’s right. Our mixers can interchange between all these different containers but also can be moved with just one person from the containers. Some mixers are as heavy as 25-100 lbs, making it impossible to move easily. That was just one more thing our engineers worked on, trying to produce an industrial mixer that was ready to be interchanged without breaking out the forklift.
We did it. We created a mixer that was lightweight enough to interchange with the different containers. But, we didn’t compromise on the power. In fact, EvenMix® is much more powerful than most mixers on the market. The different types of mixers are:
- IBC Tote Mixers
- Drum Mixers
- Clamp Mount Mixers
- Tank Mixers
They are designed to work in a variety of industries, such as:
- Water treatment
- Polymer Adhesive and resin
- Personal Care and CBD
- Oil, gas, and mining
- Law and Tree fertilizer
- Ink, paint, and coatings
We have a mixer that will work for your situation, whatever industry you are in, whatever container you are working with. We take pride in our mixers, and our patented blades help evenly mix whatever the substance is right where it sits. There is no need to pour your product into a different vat to be mixed. We have a mixer that will work with the container it is already in. Not only does it mix in the container it comes in, but it mixes evenly. That’s what gave EvenMix® its name!
Electric or Pneumatic?
Piston pneumatic motors are typically used in applications requiring precise speed regulation at low speeds, high starting torque, and high power. Our simple modular design and diverse accessories allow an infinite number of mounting options, making the mixers simple to use and move around. One significant disadvantage of internally lubricated radial and axial-piston motors is that grease and oil reserves must be monitored and replaced on a regular basis. Radial-piston motors are larger, making them more difficult to work with. But the smaller axial-piston motors make them much easier to work with. The high starting torque of axial and radial piston pneumatic motors is a significant advantage.
These air motors provide traction by varying air pressure while the motor rotates.
EvenMix®’s mission was to provide our customers with a mixer that is accurate, transportable, and economical. While some applications do not require such precision, others do. We expected our mixers to be used in a variety of industrial applications. As a result, we decided to create two distinct types of motors to ensure that there is something for everyone.
Why buy a mixer that can only do one thing when you can buy one that can do everything? While many mixtures are either a drum mixer or an IBC, the EvenMix® is designed to handle both functions effortlessly and precisely. It is entirely up to you to decide what to use for your EvenMix®.
EvenMix® Mixer with Electric Power
Our electric motor is powered by a 110-volt three-prong plug, much like the one in your house. As a result, many of our clients find it simple to use this mixing style. These types of plugs can be found in factories, businesses, and even your house. It can take up to 4 amps, although it normally only uses 2 amps, which is about the same as a low-speed ceiling fan. This implies that, unlike some other models and brands on the market, running this mixer will be incredibly cost-effective. This is significant since every little bit improves the bottom line!
Electricity, because it is pure, does not cause the same issues as air. You’ll have more control over the speed and variations. The variable speed range of our electric drive is 40 to 150 RPM. This is demonstrated by an electric motor controlling the air compressor, which delivers the air to drive the air motor. The unit’s speed can be set directly on the digital screen and functions in four modes. These will be quite precise, which is critical in some circumstances. This is less important in other circumstances, and the air-powered mixer makes more sense.
Conclusion Whether You Need Pneumatic or Electric
In general, air mixers have a longer lifespan than electric mixers. This is because of the way they are built. The mixer will simply stall out if something is too thick for the powerful motor. However, an electric mixer will frequently overheat, which causes harm. While this is a precaution that some of our customers require, the majority of them are not working with materials that thick and heavy, to begin with. Again, it will depend on the application and personal preference to determine what mixer would be best for your particular situation.
Another factor to consider is the power supply that is most accessible. Remember, the shaft and blades are interchangeable, making this the most versatile mixer on the market. Hopefully, this has given you some insight into the features of each drive and how they function. If you need any additional information, please contact us. We are always happy to answer questions and help out when it comes to our mixers.