Mixing blades push solids, gases, liquids, and vapors in a specific direction via the motion of rotating blades. This umbrella term is applied to the general part of the agitator that imparts force to the material being mixed. With the exception of drum mixers, which use the rotating action of the gallon drum to mix the contents, mixers and blenders require blades to accomplish their task.
There are subtle variations within the category of mixing blades; examples include propellers, impellers, turbines, gates, anchors, sharp blades and paddles. More specific types of mixing blades include axial flow pitched blade, axial flow fan turbine, axial flow propeller, screw centrifugal impellers, open radial vane, radial flow turbine, radial flow paddle impellers, helical, hydrofoil, mixed flow, and rotating coil. Mixing blades can be made out of plastic, aluminum, bronze, brass, composite, rubber, titanium, or stainless steel. Important factors to consider when selecting mixing blades are the specifications and features, types, applications, and materials that will be used. The outside diameter, bore size and number of mixing blades are also important considerations. Mixing blades are removable for ease of cleaning and may be switched out for a different style when possible. Mixing blades and therefore industrial mixers are widely used across many industries including the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural, pulp and paper, automotive, water treatment, adhesive and sealant industries.
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