How The Rotomixx® Sanitary Mixer Works
The principle of operation for the Rotomixx® is similar to other top entry agitators whereby a motor provides power to drive a shaft, and a bearing frame provides support for the motor, coupling and shaft. At the end of the shaft there is a device for pumping fluid, typically a propeller or impeller consisting of 3 or 4 blades attached to a central hub. The combination of the speed of the shaft rotation and the orientation and type of blades pump the fluid or liquid into which the impeller is immersed.
The mixing impeller is the heart of the Rotomixx® mixer and its success in promoting high flow and rapid mix times. All Rotomixx® units use our Jetfoil™, Maxifoil™ or J-style prop, both providing superior axial pumping rates with minimal power usage.
As a rule of thumb, the Jetfoil provides TWICE the flow rate and tank turnovers at a given horsepower as compared to conventional pitched blade agitators.