Which Drum Mixer is Right for My Industry?
One of the most common containers used for the production of liquid products is the 55-gallon drum. These versatile containers are made to mix an endless list of specialty products and may be produced from carbon steel, stainless steel or polyethylene. However, there are decisions to make for which type of 55-gallon drum mixer type your application will necessitate. A few considerations:
· What are the material properties will you be mixing?
· What horsepower, speed and impeller are required?
· How should the mixer mount to your drum?
Answers to the first two questions are application or industry-specific whereas the answer to the third one depends upon the style of drum being used, i.e. open or closed top, bung-entering, etc.
Paint, Coatings and Sealants
Industrial grade drum mixers are a great option for the paint, coatings and sealants industries. Drum mixers provide homogeneity to produce reliable color and consistency. Variable speed models give the operator increased process flexibility to process a wider range of product properties. Speed can be adjusted for higher agitation or reduced for gentler motion and reduced shearing of the materials.
Sanitary, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Cosmetic
Drum lid mixers can be well-suited for sanitary industries such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage when constructed of appropriate materials and equipped with mechanical or lip seals, polished impellers and other features as required. Drum mixers for these industries are almost always customized to meet the customer’s specific needs. Contact one of our engineers for assistance.
Chemical and Petroleum
Drum mixers are a great option for chemicals and petroleum products. They have the safety advantage of closed container operation, can be air-powered or equipped with explosion proof electric motors for use with flammable materials and are constructed from corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel wetted components. Standard drum lid mixers can be optionally provided with stainless steel lids as an upgrade.
When it comes to drum mixers, INDCO provides unparalleled quality with unparalleled care. To talk to a customer service representative about which model is right for you, or work with one of our engineers, visit our contact page today or call us at 1-800-851-1049.