FAQ - Dynamix Agitators Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are baffles?

    Baffles metal/plastic are extrusions in the inner diameter of your tank, to help promote uniform mixing, without creating swirling and vortices in the tank.

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  • What is axial flow mixing?

    Please see the image. Axial flow mixing ensures your product is mixed thoroughly.

    Our mixers are designed to have high torque, which leads to pumping (like a pump!), turnover, and then uniformity of your product.

    Low RPM, High Torque Mixer

  • What is a Dynaflow blade?

    Our low shear, high area of mixing impeller blade, which promotes axial flow mixing.

  • Is there a distributor or Dynamix representative near me?

    Yes, we most likely have a rep near you.

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Yes, we ship internationally, and sometimes overseas!

  • Where are you located?

    Richmond, BC, Canada. Eh!

  • Can you ship a mixer next day?

    No, all our mixers are manufactured in house, and require various lead times, depending on how big the mixer is.

  • Do you do in house engineering, CFD, FEA analysis?

    Yes! We have in house engineers who know anything and everything to do with mixing.

  • Do you mulch food?

    No. We design mixers to mix fluids, and viscosities of fluids up to 10000 cp.

  • What is specific gravity?

    Specific gravity: the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a standard, usually water for a liquid or solid, and air for a gas.

    Density of a fluid relative to water.

  • What is viscosity? What is Centipoise?

    Viscosity is a quantity expressing the magnitude of internal friction, as measured by the force per unit area resisting a flow in which parallel layers unit distance apart have unit speed relative to one another.

    Viscosity is how “thick” a fluid is.

    Centipoise, Centistokes, Krebs Units, SSU’s, are some measurements of viscosity. At Dynamix we prefer if you tell us the Centipoise, CP’s please!

  • What is shear and shear sensitivity?

    Shear: Is a strain in the structure of a substance produced by pressure, when its layers are laterally shifted in relation to each other.

    Shear is not desirable in most mixing applications. Ex: Mixing polymers, paint, oil.

    Shear sensitivity applies to fluids that can separate easily.

  • What is the difference between an impeller and propeller?

    Impeller: the rotating part of a centrifugal pump or mixer, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.

    Propeller: a mechanical device for propelling a boat or aircraft, consisting of a revolving shaft with two or more broad, angled blades attached to it.

    At Dynamix Agitators, we use impellers for most mixing applications. A propeller is used for high shear, high RPM applications. Ex: Mixing powder and water.

  • Why is the ITM special?

    The ITM is unique, with its patented dynamic coupling system. This allows for the motor to detach from the shaft and impeller. This helps for portability, easy installation, and plug and play capabilities.

  • What is a mixer?

    A machine or device for mixing things, an electrical or pneumatic device for mixing fluids.