Mixers for each industry
Several industrial fields need to carry out simple or complex mixtures, either in one or more of their processes.
The clearest examples are found in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, sugar, water treatment, mining, oil, chemical, paper, and paint industries.
All our industrial mixers have a specific design for each need, taking into account the features of the process and the properties of the components.
Mixers for the pharmaceutical industry
Mechanical agitation plays a fundamental role in the preparation of medicines, as it allows obtaining mixtures with homogeneous characteristics.
Some of the products that are made in this process are syrups, pills, emulsions, creams, gels, elixirs, and ointments. It also applies to medicines for veterinary use.
How do you get the quality of a pharmaceutical product? It is achieved by properly performing all the steps of the production process, from research to the final analysis of the final product, taking care of the selection of components and materials, and (of course) with the correct industrial agitation.
Mixers for the food and beverage industry
The food and beverage industry includes a set of activities aimed at the treatment, transformation, preparation, preservation, and packaging of food products such as dairy products, sauces, dressings, oils, fats, jams, and several types of beverages.
Commonly used raw materials have a vegetable or animal origin. They are produced in agricultural, livestock, and fishing exploitations.
Industrial mixers play a very important role in this sector since there are an endless amount of products that require very specific processes for their mixing, depending on whether they are fluids with Newtonian or non-Newtonian behavior.
Most fluids have a non-Newtonian behavior, so they do not have a defined viscosity, and their consistency changes with the intensity of agitation. Some examples are jellies, honey, bakery dough, mustard, etc.
Mixers for the sugar industry
The sugar industry is one of the activities with the greatest tradition and historical meaning in Latin America, for more than 500 years.
This is the case of Mexico, where sugar is a general, accessible, consumer good that is available for the entire population. Additionally, the industry itself has been a source of long-term employment.
And what role do industrial mixers play?
Our mixers have special relevance in the sugar crystallization process, which is a chemical process in which the molecules form a crystalline network.
Such crystallization is carried out in industrial tanks known as bins, where the honey is deposited and the evaporation process continues until the crystals are formed to go through a centrifugation stage.
Thanks to our specialized mixers such as the VPA series, the time to obtain the “temper”, which is the resulting content of the pan, can be considerably reduced.
Mixers for the water treatment industry
Water is one of the most precious resources on the planet and it has been one of the fundamental pillars for human progress. For this reason, societies have always had the goal of ordering and managing water resources.
In this case, wastewater treatment consists of removing polluting material from domestic or industrial use, to improve the quality of the water, which can be reused to reduce the impact of pollution.
How does the wastewater treatment process take place? These are its stages:
- Physical treatment: it is the stage that aims to remove large and abrasive material. This is carried out in the roughing, sedimentation, filtration, and flotation stages.
- Chemical treatment: it is the stage where the biodegradable organic matter is removed, the stability of the colloidal particles is broken to separate them. To do this, coagulation, flocculation, and decantation operations are carried out.
- Biological treatment: it is the stage where pollutants are eliminated through biological activity. The most used processes are spray filters, activated sludge, stabilization, and aerated lagoons.
Mixers for the mining industry
Mining is an economic activity of the primary sector, represented by the exploitation or extraction of minerals that have accumulated in the soil and subsoil in the form of deposits.
This industry carries out many processes to extract the properties of each mineral, and one of the most important is agitation leaching, where the pulp formed by fine particles is agitated. This process is generally used in the extraction of copper, silver, and gold.
With the help of our industrial mixers such as the VMS series, specially designed for mining, it is possible to prevent sedimentation problems in the separation, maximize recovery times, and improve the washing of sterile solid residuals.
Mixers for the oil industry
Oil is one of the most important sources of energy in Mexico and the world since a large part of the energy consumed comes from this hydrocarbon.
Thanks to technological breakthroughs, the refining industry can produce more clean fuels.
In the international market there are two types of crude:
- Light crudes, which are more valued and from which high-value products such as fuel, gasoline, and diesel are obtained.
- Heavy crudes, which are difficult to refine due to their high viscosity, high sulfur indexes, the constant presence of metals and asphaltenes, and low distillation performance. It is the most abundant in Mexico and requires special treatment for oil recovery.
Where is industrial agitation applied?
Regarding the oil industry, agitation is involved in each of the steps: from exploration to commercialization of products. One of the crucial processes of agitation is the treatment of heavy products.
When the correct agitation is applied in the treatment tanks, the oil extraction efficiency increases, avoids major sedimentation problems, increases heat transfer, and reduces the residence time in the bed.
Mixers for the chemical industry
The chemical industry deals with the extraction and processing of raw materials, both natural and synthetic, for their transformation into other substances.
Industrial agitation in this sector plays a vital role since its correct application avoids end products with unwanted isomers and residues, caused by the inequalities of solid concentration or temperature of the agents.
Besides, the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of any heterogeneous product also depend on the degree of mixing.
Some of the operations for chemical transformation are crushing, solids suspension, dissolution, sedimentation, flocculation, coagulation, dispersion, filtration, crystallization of products, and extraction of materials.
The products obtained through these processes are several, among which are cosmetics, medicines, fertilizers, papers, paints, and varnishes.
Mixers for the paper industry
The paper industry is among the largest in the world, as there are factories in more than 100 countries.
Additionally, it is highly diversified by the large number of derivative products that are manufactured today. Therefore, it is not surprising that the rate of consumption of pulp and paper is an indicator of socio-economic development in several nations.
Among the most used products are packaging, cardboard, boxes, confetti, paper for printing and writing, toilet paper, napkins, wet towels, among other derivatives.
The manufacture of paper is a complex activity, which includes multiple processes that require mechanical agitation; such as the actual stirring of the pulp and other components, its storage, and the bleaching process.
For that purpose, we have specialized industrial mixers, which are suitable for large tanks, which can handle high-viscosity products, and which have interchangeable Cowles-type propellers.
This way you not only obtain the desired results, but you also obtain an improvement in the efficiency of the entire manufacturing process.
Mixers for the paint industry
The paint industry has a wide diversity of supply, supported by the highest technology and a trend towards sustainability.
Some examples of the products obtained are water-based paints, solvent-based paints, varnishes, lacquers, inks, coatings, waterproofing, and anticorrosive.
At several stages of the manufacturing process, it is crucial to use the right equipment. Our mixers help to obtain the correct viscosity of the products and maximize the efficiency of their homogenization.
Rapid stirring equipment is used to mix the components of the colorless base, discs for the dispersion of the color concentrate (pigments), and rubber scrapers to remove the paint adhered to the walls of the tanks.