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Mixer Basics: Mounts and Stands

drum lid mixer on mixer stand

Once you have your impeller, motor, and shaft you’ll need to mount the mixer to the container or set up a stand where you can lower the mixer in and out of different containers.

With mounted mixers, you can mount the mixer to different containers and then move it to other containers as necessary. This can be helpful if you have mixing containers that are not portable.

You can mount mixers to different containers using drums mounts, bung mounts, tote mounts, clamp mounts, flange mounts, plate mounts, and pail mounts. The easiest way to understand how they work is to look at them.

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Drum Lid Mount

DLM EDD 
 
 

This is a drum lid mount for a 55 gallon drum. The mixer is attached to the plate and the plate sits on top of the open drum, clamped down with a standard drum lid closure ring.

 

 

 

 

Bung Mount 

bung mount mixer

This is a bung mount mixer. For this type of mixer you leave the lid on your 55 gallon drum or other container. The folding propellers used for a bung mount mixer fold up to go through the bung hole and then unfold once the mixer is started.

 

 

 

 

Tote Mount

Tote mount mixer

This is a tote bracket mounted mixer. The bracket you see expands and then clamps onto the outer edges of the container you are mixing in.

 

 

 

 

 

Clamp Mount 

clamp mount mixer

This is a clamp mount mixer. It simply clamps on to the side of the container using a vice.

 

 

 

 

 

Flange Mount

flange mount mixer

This is a flange mount. For processes using large tanks, you can attach this flange mount directly to the flange. This kind of mount usually requires a seal between the mount and the tank.

 

 

 

 

 

Plate Mount 

 

 

This is a plate mount mixer. Usually, this kind of mount is bolted to two c-channels. However, it can attach directly to anything that accommodates the plate.

 

 

 

Pail Mount

RGM EMR Side web 

 

Finally, we have the pail mount mixer. The pail mount can attach to any five gallon pail.

 

 

 

If the containers you are mixing in are mobile, then it might be easier to bring the containers to the mixer rather than move the mixer. In that case we have different mixer stands you can put the mixer on. We have airlifts, electric lifts, winch lifts, and manual lifts. The name of the lift describes the power that is used to operate the lift the mixer is on. You simply set your container on the stand and drop the mixer down into it using the lift.

Now that you know what kind of impeller, motor, shaft, and stand you need, you have everything you need to order a mixer! Or if you still feel unsure, you can contact one of sales engineers and they can answer any questions you might have.