Mixing is a huge part of many different industrial applications. Without the ability to mix products on a large scale, it would take much longer to manufacture many of the products we use in everyday life, from food products to even metal alloys and cement mixtures.
Stainless steel mixing tanks are often the product of choice for mixing food-related products and other products that require a high level of sanitation and bacterial-resistance. The stainless steel metal keeps the inside of the tanks clean and it also prevents many materials from sticking to the walls of the container. Stainless steel is also resistant to heat and is extremely durable. For these reason and many others, more companies choose stainless steel mixing tanks than many other kinds of tanks.
Depending on the use of the tank, the design of the tank can be changed to match the need of the factory. Mixing tank manufacturers create specific tank designs for specific purposes. However, many mixing tank designs are variations on four main designs. These designs include:
Open top mixers: Open top mixers are ideal for mixing ingredients that do not need extremely sanitary conditions. The open top design makes it easy to add new materials when necessary while the machine is mixing. Many general industrial mixing procedures occur in open top mixers.
Sealed or pressurized tanks: Sealed and pressurized tanks are ideal for mixing materials that require a high level of sanitation, such as in food preparation. Pressurized tanks can agitate materials together under high pressure, fusing different material molecules into one seamless mixture.
High viscosity tanks: High viscosity tanks are designed to mix viscous liquids, such as oil and other viscous liquids. These tanks use special agitators to mix the different materials together.
IBC totes: IBC totes have a square shape rather than a rounded shape like many mixers. The totes are designed to store and blend liquids together in a sealed environment and are often used for delicate materials and food or beverage production.