An agitator pump is a type of pump that is designed to mix or agitate fluids, typically in tanks or vessels. These pumps are commonly used in a variety of industries, including chemical processing, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and wastewater treatment.
Agitator pumps work by using the motion of the impeller to create turbulence and mixing within the fluid. The impeller is designed with blades or fins that generate a high-velocity flow, creating shear forces that break up particles and promote mixing. The impeller can be mounted on a shaft that is driven by an electric motor or other power source.
Agitator pumps come in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet different application requirements. Some pumps are designed for low-viscosity fluids, such as water or solvents, while others are designed for high-viscosity fluids, such as paints, adhesives, or slurries.
In addition to mixing, agitator pumps can also be used for other functions, such as pumping or circulation. Some pumps are designed with a dual-function impeller that can both mix and pump the fluid, eliminating the need for a separate pumping system.
Agitator pumps offer several advantages over other types of mixing systems. They are relatively simple and cost-effective, requiring only a pump and impeller to create mixing. They can also be easily installed and removed from tanks or vessels for maintenance or cleaning. Additionally, they are highly customizable, with a range of impeller shapes and sizes available to suit different applications.