Mixing and Agitating Solutions
Teralba Industries, through its key brands Mixquip®, Rummager®, and Statflo™, offers a comprehensive range of fluid process mixing systems and agitator mixers for use in an extensive number of industrial applications, providing solutions for agitation systems to suit your manufacturing requirements.
Types of industrial mixers available from Teralba include:
Agitator mixer styles from Teralba include:
Other solutions available from Teralba include Statflo™ inline industrial mixers, emulsifiers, ribbon blenders and lab process mixing systems. To discuss the best option for your application, contact us today on 1300 20 70 20.
Our engineering staff will work directly with you to determine your needs, knowing that the correct type and degree of agitation is a crucial factor in almost every processing operation.
These close customer relationships ensure that our products are manufactured to meet exact requirements for each specific application.
Engineering staff take into consideration the capacity, size and geometry of vessels, heat transfer requirements, product viscosity and operating pressures. They then select from a vast range of options to provide the best choice in solutions for the application type and the size of the agitating unit required for the job.
A wide range of agitator impellors are available to suit any process requirement, including the energy-efficient powerful Superflo™ impellor.
We offer a range of impellor designs which incorporate advanced technology and are selected to provide optimum processing capacity with minimum energy usage. Used across Teralba's range of process mixing equipment, these have a reputation for high quality craftsmanship in design, fabrication and installation. Combined with know-how and concern for client satisfaction, we provide systems that will meet your processing needs today and for years to come.
Our proprietary agitator mixers have been proven to increase effectiveness and overall productivity within the manufacturing cycle by surpassing client needs.
These systems have been successfully installed in many and varied applications which include detergent, pharmaceuticals, beverage, chemical, food, agricultural, and waste water applications.
For more information Teralba Industries' extensive range of industrial mixers, call us today on 1300 20 70 20.
Mixquip® clamp-on agitators can be fitted quickly and simply to open top tanks, turning a basic storage facility into an efficient mixing vessel. These portable pneumatic or electric clamp-on mixers are designed with flexibility in mind and are suitable for mixing fluids of light to medium viscosity materials. Operating angles are easily adjusted for the most efficient mixing position for each application. All Mixquip® clamp-on agitators incorporate advanced safety features, such as flameproof motors electrical isolator switches and variable speed controllers as part of our extensive range of mixing equipment.
Australian made quality mixers that can be used to blend and mix any liquids of viscosities up 15,000 cPs. They can be simply fitted to all open top tanks up to 8,000 litres and relocated to additional vessels. For ease of use, they include swivel joint assembly allowing shaft angle adjustment to be varied by up to 30° in two planes obtaining optimum mixing position. Use one vessel for multiple duties with variable speed-electric or pneumatic drives - blend ingredients, maintain solutions in suspension; disperse powders into liquids, all from the one adaptable mixer.
In the face of a universal energy conscious society, and ever-increasing energy costs, many Australian and New Zealand manufacturers and service providers are utilizing the efficient Mixquip® agitators and stirrers for the effective mixing and blending of quality products and processing. With these current demands, Mixquip®, has developed high energy efficient clamp-on mixers with a low shear rate which in turn reduces the power consumption by returning as much as 65% more agitation per kilowatt over and above other conventional agitator units.
All Mixquip® Clamp-on mixers have Stainless Steel wetted parts and have been successfully installed into many and varied applications, including food, dairy, meat process, beverage, wine, soft drink, juice and now extending to dangerous substances such as alcohol, ethanol and other potentially flammable products which require mixing.
The Mixquip® Anchor Mixers are principally used on medium to high viscosity products and are commonly used in the chemical, biochemical, and food industries because of their ability to promote the homogenization of viscous fluids and heat transfer. They force product movement through the complete batch rather than just around the mixer shaft. The primary paddle and anchor keeps the product on the move. Contra- rotating anchor mixers will have a secondary agitator which provides the shearing/beating/pumping action depending on the type of blade selected. The main duty of the anchor mixer is to improve the heat transfer from the jacketed bowl to the product. Teflon scrappers are also part of our range, these help control cooking times and limit product burn-on. Through high shear forces, the dissolver initiates the elimination of agglomerates in the product.
The dual shaft mixer includes an anchor agitator and a high-speed disperser. The anchor feeds product into the high-speed disperser blade and ensures that the mixture is constantly in motion. The anchor can be provided with scrapers to remove materials from the interior vessel walls to enhance the heat transfer capabilities of the mixer. Both agitators are available for variable speed operation. A second high-speed dispersion mixer can also be added for increased shear. Multiple blades on each of the disperser shafts can also provide added mixing.
Basically comprising a container, an agitator blade and a motor (with variable speeds), blending in drums of any size or configuration has never made been simpler. Effective for complete, optimum mixing of liquids throughout the drum in short time periods, drum mixing is common in industrial processes. Blending various supplies to produce a homogenous mixture is generally the result of combining dry material to distribute them uniformly such as when multi-cereal ingredients are combined. The drum mixers address product separation and suspension issues and provide uniformity and quality of product.
Drum mixers are used in industries like pharmaceutical, chemical, food, wine and beverage. Mixquip® offers a variety of options with its drum mixers, from its standard range incorporating pneumatic drive (variable speed) and electric drive options (240V and 415V), bung or open top mounted configurations. Each mixer features a Stainless Steel shaft and mixing impeller(s). Ask us to customise the mixer to meet your particular requirements and specifications.
Mixquip® styles of Drum Mixers:
IBC Tote Mixers
IBC (intermediate bulk containers), also known as tote mixers, are used effectively for storage, transport, mixing and blending of liquid ingredients and chemicals, and keeping the contents stirred prior to use. They are ideal for a variety of applications, including stirring, agitating, mixing and homogenising viscous liquids and high settled solid slurries, and wetting and dissolving powders. If you are mixing or blending in these totes the mixer impeller must fit in the top screw cap opening. IBC mixers typically come with a screw cap mount to fit the top of the tote or a heavy-duty bridge mount, which fits on top of the tote cage. Mixing impellers are typically 14.60 centimetres diameter for direct drive mixers and for higher torque gear drive tote agitators use a folding collapsible mixing impeller that fits through the six-inch opening. The impeller opens up when mixing in the tote to its full diameter, which is typically in the 25.5-40.5 cm range depending on product viscosity, density, and mixer kw and speed. Single or double mixing impellers can be used on an IBC blender.
PT Rummager® Pallet Tank Agitator:
There's no doubt that the pallet tank has revolutionized bulk liquid transport/storage. Pallet tanks are economical, safe and easily moved whilst full.
Air-driven, lightweight and easy to install, the PT Rummager® makes short work of blending low viscosity fluids and will lift sediment off the base of the container and re-suspend or condition your products for processing. Fold out impellor blades with parabolic shaped trailing edges based on our proven Superflo™ design generates powerful axial currents. These sweep through the container and push liquid to the base of the pallet tank, across the floor and up the sides, generating an ideal tank contents turnover.
The list of liquid material able to be mixed by these units is as diverse as water, detergent, polymers, oils, food flavours, dangerous and corrosive liquids including acids and thinners.
Compact design and in-tank location makes the Rummager® simple to install and space saving. Being air driven, the PT Rummager® has infinitely adjustable speed and as easy to plug in as any pneumatic operated appliance. It also enhances the continuous running feature that is particularly useful where the material must remain in motion day after day.
FM Rummager® Pallet Tank Bulk Liquid Mixer:Versatile -
Stainless Steel Tote Unit
Robust / Stackable / Aseptic / Transportable / U.N. Approved
The Australian made Intermediate Bulk Container provides fluid handling solutions for many industries including food/beverage, inks, chemical and petroleum.
These stainless tote Mixquip® units replaces the cumbersome 205 litre drums and can be used either free standing or on transport, saving valuable warehouse space and eliminating drum handling. A range of accessories are available including level indication, agitation, heating, special valves etc.
Range of tank sizes:
Options for Usage:
Portable Side Entry Agitators
Rummager® brings all the benefits of side entry agitation with a big advantage; Rummager® can be fitted and removed from a tank full of liquid. The collapsible propeller enables it to be moved through a direct pass valve (e.g. ball valve) and opens when the agitator is set in motion. Sealing is achieved with a mechanical seal. All parts in contact with the product/liquid are Stainless Steel.
Units can be moved quickly from tank to tank simply and quickly. With a choice of 240V or 415V power, the Rummager® is quite at home blending wine and many other low viscosity fluids.
Miniature Series Side Entry Agitators
This unique arrangement incorporates all the time proven advantages of Mixquip® side entry agitators with a close-coupled mounting, ideal for smaller mixing vessels and pilot plant.
Infinitely variable speed electric drive completes the picture and adds versatility to equipment.
Top Entry Agitators
The Mixquip® top entry agitator mixers incorporate advanced designs in mixing technology. These state-of-the-art series achieve ultimate blending/mixing conditions in open or closed top vessels. Blending liquids and powders, maintaining solids in suspension, ph correction and aerating products plus many other duties which are achievable by drawing on know-how and unique impellor designs.
Electric drives spanning from 40Kw units down to fractional horsepower illustrate the range of top entry agitators designed and manufactured in Australia.
Custom built ability encompasses exotic metals such as Titanium, Stainless Steel and Super Duplex alloys. Ideal for mixing corrosive or high temperature products.
Why select a Top Entry Agitator:
Side Entry Agitators
Mixquip® side entry agitators are an advanced approach to in-tank process mixing. These Australian made agitators can now be simply fitted to blend and mix any liquids in pressure vessel mixing requirements. These highly efficient Agitators provide low-shear agitation when fitted with Mixquip® Superflo™ propellers, producing high flow while using less energy.
Mixquip® agitators have stainless steel wetted parts and have been successful in a wide range of mixing applications which include, dairy, chemical, food, wine, beverage, juice and alcohol products. They utilise an advanced design mechanical seal, to suit all high-pressure applications. Products in pressure vessels, deaerators and vacuum tanks can be blended or mixed using these innovative Mixquip® agitators.
Drives include pneumatic, fixed and variable speed, electric and flameproof. 316 grade stainless steel is utilized for all wetted parts with other alloys available for more demanding applications. Applications vary, from wine and dairy processing to waste water settle-out control.
Select our optional hygienic package, which incorporates polished product contact surfaces. Find out why Mixquip® side entry agitators are the leading edge in beverage and dairy processing.
Series 100 Side Entry Agitators:
The Mixquip® MSE Model side entry agitator is an innovative approach to side entry mixing and incorporates state-of-the-art technology in agitator design and construction using composite materials resulting in improved efficiency, greater reduction in power consumption and lower shear. This series achieves as much as 65% greater blending capacity. They are cost effective, energy efficient and quiet in operation.
Why select a MSE Model Side Entry Agitator:
Mixing or blending of large volumes of liquid can also be achieved using Mixquip® Series 100 Side Entry Agitators that are smaller in size and more economical than other mixing arrangements that perform similar duties.Applications:
Base Entry Agitators
Mixquip's® range of high shear base entry agitator mixers are designed to fit into the bottom or side of a mixing vessel. These high shear mixers are typically used in conjunction with a slow speed anchor stirrer or scraper unit for high viscosity products. The Mixquip® base entry agitator mixer gives high shear homogenization while the stirrer/scraper distributes the homogenized output uniformly through the vessel. This is ideal for high viscosity cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food products. Base Entry mixers can also be used by themselves on low viscosity products and to wet out powders.
Statflo™ Inline Mixer
Statflo™ inline mixers are used to blend two or more liquids into a homogeneous mixture, or to inject a metered liquid into a continuous process stream. Applications include: water treatment (drinking water), wastewater treatment (processing out of waste and pollutants), food processing (manufacturing of yogurt, ice cream, beverages), chemical processing, oil refining and mining/ore extraction.
Statflo™ mixers are a series of geometric mixing elements fixed within a pipe (tube), which use the energy of the flow stream to create mixing between two or more fluids. Most commonly, the fluids are liquid; however, static mixers are used to mix gas streams, disperse gas into liquid or disperse immiscible liquids. The device consists of mixer elements contained in a cylindrical (tube) or squared housing. These can vary from 6 mm to 6 meters diameter. Static mixer elements consist of a series of baffles that are made from stainless steel alloys or a variety of plastics. Typical materials of construction for the static mixer components include Stainless Steel, polypropylene, Teflon, Kynar and Polyacetal.
The overall system design incorporates a method for delivering two streams of liquids into the static mixer. As the streams move through the mixer, the non-moving elements continuously blend the materials. Complete mixing is dependent on many variables including the fluid properties, tube inner diameter, the number of elements and their design. Statflo™ in-line agitator mixers are supremely efficient and rapid in operation and are capable of reducing mixing times by up to 90%. The action of the in-line mixer can be modified with the use of rapidly interchangeable work heads. This enables any machine to mix, emulsify, homogenize, solubilize, suspend, disperse and disintegrate solids.
Whether your application involves low viscosity fluids, high viscosity fluids, fibrous materials, or just the need for a quick flash blend, we have a Statflo™ mixer design available to optimize your blending process.
Mixquip® Emulsifiers or homogeneous pumps are a high-efficiency product integrating emulsion, dissolution, refinery, disaggregation, homogenization, and emulsification. The main parts are stators and rotors. Emulsifiers are very effective in applications where a high shear is required. Thorough and efficient emulsification is achieved by a rapid mechanical and hydraulic shear of ingredients, high-speed rotation as well as centrifugal force through a perforated screen. The repeat of this process can result in stable and high-quality products.
The mixing cycle is divided into three stages, the first being when the materials are drawn into the mixing chamber and subjected to intense mixing in the chamber by the high-speed rotor. The second stage occurs when the materials are expelled through the perforated screen and subjected to intense shear at extremely high velocity by the rotor blades. The third stage is the expulsion of the processed ingredients with great force and velocity into the body of the mix or into the recycling vessel.
Suitable for free flowing liquids, food, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, creams, fruit juices, semi-solids, waxes etc.
Mixquip® inline emulsifiers are suitable for free flowing liquids, foods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, creams, fruit juices, mayonnaise and purees. Inline emulsifiers can also be used as a centrifugal pump.
Mixquip® inline emulsifiers have been specifically designed for the food and chemical industries as safety, hygiene, ease of use and cleaning are primary factors of the design, giving the end user high efficiency for low cost.
Australian designed and manufactured, the Mixquip® inline emulsifiers are available in stainless steel and acts as three machines in one - an emulsifier, a disintegrator and a centrifugal pump.
Manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel and teflon, the batch emulsifiers are available in five sizes from 0.75 kW up to 11 kW and can be supplied with Stainless Steel motors.
Powder to Liquid:
This in-line system eliminates the need to dump solids directly into an open batch vessel, it virtually eliminates "dusting," too. This has led to a significant reduction in the volume of airborne particles in plants that have switched to the new induction system.
Mixquip® ribbon blenders generally consist of some type of closed container, usually with a shape similar to a feed trough. The shaft, with attached blades, is located inside the container. The blades of the ribbon blender look like two metal ribbons winding around the shaft, in a double helix design. The outer ribbon moves materials in one direction and the inner ribbon moves the materials in the opposite direction. The ribbons rotate at approx. 92 mpm, moving materials both radially and laterally to ensure thorough blends in short cycle times. Ribbon agitators are used for blends that will be between 40 and 100% of the rated capacity of the blender. It ensures mixing that reaches each and every corner of the trough and imparts radial and linear motion to the whole material/liquid that is being mixed.
The ribbon mixer can have a horizontal construction, where the shaft and blade are sideways in the container, or the shaft and blade can be in a vertical position.
Ribbon blenders are usually used when one of the items being mixed has a higher percentage of particles content, and it's important that all of the ingredients are mixed evenly. It can be used for food or medicine manufacturing as well as other heavy industry applications. The shape of the ribbon blender also ensures that no ingredients are left undisturbed on the bottom of the container, and that all portions of the mixture are blended evenly with the same ratio of ingredients.
The ribbon blender is capable of mixing a large batch of ingredients in a short period of time. Instead of a simple stirring motion, the blender works the ingredients in different directions to ensure they are spread evenly.
Mixquip® lab mixers are suitable for mixing solid to liquid materials and liquid-to-liquid materials. Its strong torque motor is suitable for high viscous materials. Various agitators are designed for different processing capacities and various products. The agitators can be exchanged easily. They are used for lab batch dispersing and mixing. They are light and convenient to operate. They meet various requirements for lab dispersing and mixing through various speed control, digital speed display, stable operation, low noise, and continuous operation. Easy to clean and maintain.
The mixing blades are driven by the power unit and rotate in a fixed direction. During the rotating process, the agitator drives the materials through rotation in an axial and radial direction at the same time.
As an integral part of any laboratory or process environment, lab mixers perform a variety of functions including mixing, emulsifying, homogenizing, disintegrating and dissolving. With a capacity from 100ml up to 200 liters and the ability to mix in-line with flow rates up to 20 litres/minute, they offer excellent reproducibility when scaling up to full-scale production and provide an accurate and easy means of forecasting the performance of larger Mixquip® machines under full-scale working conditions.