Types of Agitators, Agitator’s Design and Significance

Types of Agitators

types of agitators

Type of agitators used in reactors

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Anchor Agitators: Anchor Agitators consists of a shaft and an anchored propeller that can be mounted centrally or at an angle. It is mainly used in reactors.

anchor type stirrer

Paddle Agitators: Paddle Agitators is one of the most important types of agitators whose blades reach the tank wall. A Paddle Agitators is used where a uniform laminar fluid is required. It implements heavy-duty mixing and proves to be an excellent device for low speed. Its simple structure makes the machine easy to manage.

radial propeller agitator

Radial Propeller Agitators: The radial agitator consists of a propeller similar to a marine propeller. They consist of two to four blades that move in a screw-like manner, pushing the material parallel to the shaft for agitation.

pitched blade turbine impeller

Propeller Agitators: It is an axial flow high performance mixer consisting of three blades mounted on the main shaft. They are ideal for mixing low viscosity and medium viscosity fluids and improving uniformity. Propeller agitators are popular for simple mixing jobs.

pitched blade turbine impeller

Turbine Agitators: Turbine Agitators are widely used to perform all types of mixing operations and to handle fluid and liquid or gas reactions of various viscosity. Its ability to produce high radial flow facilitates the dispersion operation.

Helical Agitators:

helical ribbon type agitator

These agitators have blades with a twisting mechanism, just like the threads of a screw. The curve results in strenuous movement of the fluid to be agitated. Spiral mixers are best suited for mixing viscous liquids.

top Entry Agitator

top entry mixer is designed for stirring low viscosity material or heavy material. It manufactured with high strength and hard surface gear transmission. Gear drive agitators utilize oversize tapered roller bearings on the output shafts to provide excess capacity to adjust the loads.

Helical Agitators: These agitators have blades with a twisting mechanism, just like the threads of a screw. The curve results in strenuous movement of the fluid to be agitated. Spiral mixers are best suited for mixing viscous liquids.

type of agitators

Applications of Agitator Stirrer

  • Seed,Bump or Innoculum tanks

  • Fermentation Products Holding

  • Antibiotics

  • Medicants Antiseptics

  • Cosmetics And Perfumes

  • Insecticides & Disinfectants

  • Compounds & General Processing

  • Shampoo

  • Shower Gels

  • Creams And Lotion

Types of agitators models, application and comparison:

Agitator models Application Advantages Disadvantages

  • Flat paddles
  • Finger paddles
  • Gate paddles
  • Solid mixing
  • Slurry mixing
  • Heavy duty mixing
  • Adjustable to 2 or 4 blades
  • Excellent for low-speed
  • High power consumption
  • Inefficient liquid circulation
Counter-rotating paddles Paste mixing
  • Efficient in the laminar condition
  • Blending
  • Vibrates at high speed
  • Not suitable for liquid mixing
Tumbling Blending Paste and viscous material mixing Not suitable for fluid solutions
Disk and cone Polymers and dispersion preparation Viscous solution mixing with 60 revolutions per second Paste mass cannot be handled
Free shaft suspension Sugar processing Suspension, Thickening operation High power requirement
Impeller type Emulsion preparations
  • Good temperature control
  • Creates axial flow
  • Good phase mixing
Not for viscous materials
Turbine agitator

  • Straight blade
  • Pitched blade
  • Vaned disk
  • Curved blade
Liquid and gas reactions
  • Excellent for dispersion operations
  • Creates good radial flow
Only for less viscous liquid below 15 to 20 Ns/m2
Slotted rotary

  • Rotating disk
Powders and
Unique particle size and homogeny product formation
  • Minimum axial flow
  • Operates better only for 0.1 to 0.01mm particle size solids

  • Screw in cone
Food and snack processing Homogenization of high viscous materials Not suitable for miscibility operations

  • Ribbon type
  • Helical screw
Polymer and paints processing Handles viscoelastic liquids that are more than 20 Ns/m2 Less radial flow patterns
Gate Blending operations
  • Good speed control
  • Handles pseudoplastic liquids
Not suitable for gas to liquid operations

  • Round anchor
  • Combine anchor and gate
Milk and fat processing Efficient heat exchange between the reactor walls and reaction mass (fluids)
  • High power consumption
  • Requires heavy duty gearbox
  • Dairy and food processing
  • Chemicals processing
  • Less Meter –Ott shear rate constant
  • Homogenization
  • Good miscibility
  • Motion of liquid starts on one spot
  • Dead spots formation at high rotation speeds
  • The occurrence of solids settling at low speeds