G&F Mixing Tanks are machines used to stir or mix fluids in industries that process products in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. These are also called agitators. Their uses include:
An agitator is composed of a drive device ( motor, gear reducer), a guiding system of the shaft (lantern fitted with bearings), a shaft and impellers .
If the operating conditions are under high pressure or high temperature, the agitator must be equipped with a sealing system to keep tightened the inside of the tank when the shaft is crossing it.
The choice of the Mixing Tank depends on the phase that needs to be mixed (one or several phases): liquids only, liquid and solid, liquid and gas or liquid with solids and gas. Depending on the type of phase and the viscosity of the bulk, the agitator may be called a mixer, kneader, dough mixer, amongst others. Agitators used in liquids can be placed on the top of the tank in a vertical position, horizontally on the side of the tank, or less commonly, on the bottom of the tank.