In order to ensure successful operation of a mixer in a specific application, it is necessary to select the proper size mixer, operating speed amd propeller. We offer numerous possibilities. Therefore, we have prepared a reference table, as a guide, to assist you in your selection process.
The models shown represent a minimum recommendation, and obviously, a mixer rated for higher torque values or viscosities can also be selected. Our tables are composed to reflect 80% of the individual unit's peak capacity. Find the viscosity you are mixing along the left-hand side of the charts; find the volume along the top. The model numbers designated in the box where the two parameters intersect represent our base recommendations. Depending on your exact needs, several possibilities exist.
Any of our Laboratory Mixers will provide superior mixing in volumes less than 1 gallon, and depending upon the model selected, operating speed and prop selection, will mix viscosities up to 2000 centipoise and higher. For processing fluids with viscosities less than 100 cps, all of our direct drive, high speed mixers will provide satisfactory results. For viscosities above 100 cps we generally recommend a high torque, lower speed mixer.
Use the table below to select the appropriate model.
|Typical Materials |
to be Mixed
|Viscosity (cps)||Vessel Volume Range (gallons)|
|Less than |
|Water||1.0||All mixers||All mixers||All mixers|
|SAE 10 Oil||100||All mixers||700-5410||750-5410||700-0230|
|SAE 20 Oil||700-0240||750-0230||700-5010|
|SAE 40 Oil||250||700-5410||700-5410||750-0230||750-0230|
|SAE 50 Oil||750-0230||750-0230||745-5040|
|SAE 70 Oil||750-0230||745-5040|