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Catalog B540

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SuperPitch propeller
develops up to 45% more
action than ordinary props
You save by buying a smaller
mixer to begin with. You also save
in electrical power costs over the
many years you use your Lightnin
mixer. (The cost for industrial
equipment is at least $200 per hp
per year.)
The reason is the propeller. The
blades of our SuperPitch prop
have a special contour and a 1.5
pitch ratio. This design creates as
much as 45% more mixing action
than conventional 3-bladed
marine-type props with a 1.0 pitch
ratio. This design also outperforms
every competitive prop we've
tested over the last 18 years. With
Lightnin, you get more mixing for
the horsepower.
In scale-up studies, the SuperPitch
Figure 2.
You see for yourself how the
SuperPitch prop. top, sweeps the
bottom clean, while conventional 1.0
pitch prop leaves unmixed solids.

prop provides a constant. All
props supplied on Lightnin
portables are geometrically
similar. This permits meaningful
scale up for big production runs.

Figure 1.

Figure 3.

The Green Guarantee


The Lightnin Catalog Store guarantees that in the case of a failure of any mixer in this
catalog, which you feel is our responsibility, we will repair or replace it to your
satisfaction or we will refund the purchase price. This guarantee applies for the first full
year you use your mixer or for 18 months after we ship it, whichever comes first.
Portable mixers were the very first Lightnin products back in 1923. We still occasionally
discover an original model going strong after 50 years' service or more.

Every day, we see Lightnin Mixers operating continuously around the clock after 20
2 years or more. But that's how we build them. For years and years of non-stop mixing.
New products

LIGHTNIN SUPER
MOTOR.
Same motor operates
on voltages from 190
to 480 volts, 50/60 Hz,
3-phase. Can be
modified for tropical
use. Page 14.
We've put a world of mixers and a world of service only
a phone call away. Just call and tell us where to deliver.

CONTENTS

Page NEW VARIABLE SPEED.


Heavy duty, high flow gear drives 4 New SCR motor joins
Our most popular series of portable mixers. two proven Lightnin
standards. Page 12.
High speed, high shear direct drives 8
For high fluid motion.
Air drives 10
Safe for hazardous environments.

Food and drug mixers 11
USDA accepted.
Variable speeds 12
Three series to match your need exactly.
Lightnin options THREE NEW LAB STIRRERIMIXERS.
Special motors 14 A self-contained solid-state-controlled variable speed mixer.
A variable speed, explosion proof air drive and a single
Bung adaptor 14 speed electric mixer. Page 17.
High-temperature modifications 14
Special propellers 15
Pilot plant impellers 15
Stabilizing ring 15
Steady bearing 15
Mixer overhaul kit 15
BUNG ADAPTOR.
Lightweight mixers 16
Proven. Previously
Our smallest industrial models, available on special
our largest lab units. order, now a stocked
catalog item. Page 14.
Lab stirrer/mixers 17
Completely new Series 20 units
in three models.
Fixed-mount mixers for open tanks 18 EXPANDED OPTIONS.
For large batches. Air motor lubricator. Page 11.
High-temperature modifications. Page 14.
For jobs requiring extra long shafts. Propeller styles. Page 15.
Fixedmount mixers for closed tanks 20
Matched to your tank by the
Lightnin Catalog Store.
Side-entering mixers 22
For storage tank agitation.
For confined quarters.
Tanks and mounting 23
Guidelines for optimizing the performance
of your Lightnin mixer. 1979 Mixing
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Lightnin heavy duty, high flow mixers



EASY POSITIONING.
The handle helps you aim
the mixer for best results,
move it on or off the tank.

PROTECTION AGAINST
DUST, FUMES AND
MOISTURE.
BUILT-IN DAMPENER. Standard chemical plant
type motor is totally
Pad between housing ball
enclosed or explosion-
and clamp socket
minimizes vibration. proof, with non-
hygroscopic windings.
Motors available in all
standard voltages for
EASY SET-UP. 60 Hz, single or 3-phase
service.

HIGH TORQUE.
Single reduction, internal
helical gears are


exceptionally compact and
quiet and can handle high
loading. Grip springs
provide a keyless friction
Figure 4 clutch to protect the gears
Standard clamp securely against shock loads.
mounts to tank rim or other
support. Mixer adjusts 90
vertically, 360 horizontally for
optimal positioning and re-
positioning. Indexed ball and
socket let you repeat settings
exactly.

ONE WRENCH.
Comes with mixer and fits POSITIVE CHUCK.
both clamp and chuck. A twist of the wrench forces
Stores conveniently in the chuck to grip the flat on the
hollow clamp screw. mixer shaft. The flat is
tapered to prevent the shaft
from dropping out unless
CUP MOUNT OPTION. intentionally released. Chuck
also acts as a slinger baffle to
keep splash away from the
drive shaft seal and bearing.
Optional rigid shaft coupling
also available for extra long
shafts, severe operating
conditions.

Figure 5


Lets you permanently mount
mixer, yet retain vertical and
horizontal movement with
indexing feature.

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STANDARD
SUPERPITCH PROP.
See page 15 for optional,
special purpose propellers.
NO LUBE FOR 5 YEARS.
Shaft and motor bearings are
lifetime lubricated for non-
stop service. Gear lubricant
requires changing only once
every 5 years.

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Our most popular portables
Tens of thousands of these green
Lightnin Model ND mixers are at
work, delivering guaranteed results
around the world. Many are original
ND units, first built in 1960.

Gear drive, high flow Lightnin


mixers with SuperPitch propellers
produce a powerful action which
sweeps the tank bottom and
produces rapid top to bottom
turnover.
For more jobs than not, the result is
lower cost and less horsepower to
do the job.

HIGH VISCOSITY.
The high torque delivered by
internal gearing is essential for
mixing heavy liquids like
mayonnaise and molasses and
fluids in the 15,000 to 100,000
centipoise range.

Figure 7.
For mixing ceramic slips and plaster, for preparing sand for
foundry cores and molds, for all manner of slurry and high
viscosity mixing.

Figure 9.
Manufacturers make Lightnin gear drives a part

Figure 8.
of packaged unit processes, as in this polymer
make-up system.

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LARGE BATCHES.
The high torque is very effective in handling
low-viscosity fluids in large batches that are

beyond the range of direct drive units. Soft
drink bottlers, for example, use ND mixers
widely for making up syrup in batches ranging
from 300 to 6000 gallons.

FOUNDRIES.
These heavy-duty workhorses prepare sand for
cores and molds. They mix various washes.
They assist circulation of fluids in metal
quenching. You'll even find them working in
molten metal to help fluxes remove impurities.

DAIRIES.
Lightnin high flow portables prevent rising of
cream in storage tanks. They maintain
circulation in pasteurizers. They achieve
uniformity in ice cream mix and chocolate
drinks, and do all manner of other work in the
dairy. The Lightnin Catalog Store has a
selection table covering both high flow and
Figure 10.
high shear mixers, especially for dairies. Call
ND high flow mixers provide non-stop services in the slurries of for a specification for your tank, your volume
mineral processing and other industries. and your process.

Figure 11.
You'll find Lightnin portables making up solutions as diverse as
auto wax and chemicals for wastewater treatment.

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Figure 12.
Gear drive portables deliver high flow, high pumping
action in wash and treatment tanks for metal parts.
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Standard materials and equipment

Mixer Housing Aluminum*


Chuck or Rigid Coupling Electroless
nickel plated steel or Type 316
stainless steel*
Clamp Aluminum*
Shaft and Propellers Steel, Type 304
and 316 stainless. Also available in any
wrought commercial alloys and with
coverings of such materials as rubber,
PVC, polymers and fluorocarbons. Ask
your Catalog Store.
Paint Styrenated alkyd enamel, 400
hours minimum salt spray resistance.
Electroless nickel plated finish optional.
*Other materials available

11/16 DIA. MT'G. HOLES

OPTIONAL CUP PLATE

HEAVY DUTY, HIGH FLOW GEAR DRIVES


ax.
Model HP BC 0 F G J P OS T U W X Y
Wt.
MLbs..
ND-1A 1/ 63
21% 321 36 5 3 81/2 9 7 31/2 2 214 31/8 2 %8 5%6
ND-1 Y3 67
ND-2 '/2 78
ND-2A % 87 223/4 43 1/8 48 51/2 3 3/4 81/2 10 8 '/2 3% 2 2 716 31/2 27/8 53/4
ND-3A 1 97
ND-4 1% 133 261/4
ND-4A 2 142 27% 55 3/8 60 61/2 3% 10% 10 81/2 4 21/2 2' 5/1 , 4%, 3'/4 6%

ND-4B 3 144 28
Shafts can be as short as you wish or as long as you need. Dimensions C and D reflect standard engths provided unless
otherwise specified.
All dimensions in inches

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FOR HIGH FLUID SHEAR.
Direct drive portables are preferred where high
fluid shear is desirable and for small batch
mixing.
Soft drink bottlers, for example, use high
shear models for mixing syrup in quantities
under 300 gallons, but go to high flow drives
for larger volumes.

SIZE SELECTION.
Use us. Tell us the tank and the job to be
done, and let us spec the mixer. We
guarantee results. That's what the Lightnin
Catalog Store is for.

Figure 14.
Motor and shaft are coupled directly with pilot and keyway for
accurate alignment and positive connection. Standard motors
are chemical plant type, totally enclosed or explosion-proof with
non-hygroscopic windings. Available in all standard voltages for

60 Hz, single or 3-phase service.

Figure 13.
For water treatment, direct drive portables provide high fluid
shear to Quickly make up solutions from dry chemicals.

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Figure 15.
For photo finishers, direct drive portables rapidly disperse and
dissolve sensitive dry chemicals in water. The quick action
prevents oxidation. Two props are used, positioned so the lower
prop only mixes 75 gallons, while both props mix 150 gallons.

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Mixer Housing Aluminum*


Chuck or Rigid Coupling Electroless
nickel plated steel or Type 316
stainless steel*
Clamp Aluminum*
Shaft and Propellers Steel, Type 304
and 316 stainless. Also available in any
wrought commercial alloys and with
coverings of such materials as rubber,
PVC, polymers and fluorocarbons. Ask
your Catalog Store.
Paint Styrenated alkyd enamel, 400
hours minimum salt spray resistance.
Electroless nickel plated finish optional.

*Other materials available

11/16 DIA. MT'G. HOLES

/
OPTIONAL CUP PLATE

HIGH SPEED, HIGH SHEAR DIRECT DRIVES


Max.
Model HP B CA DA F G 3 P Q S T U W X Y
Wt. lbs.
NC-4 Y4 52
20 31 1/4 36 4 3 8'/ 9 7 3% 2 2'/4 3% 2% 5%6
NS-1 1/3 54
NS-2 Y2 66
NS-3 % 70 21% 42 1/2 48 4 3% 8 1/2 10 81/2 3% 2 2% 6 3'/2 2% 53/4
NS-4A 1 80
NS-5 1% 118 23%
NS-6 2 124 24%
NS-7 3 123 24%
NM-1 1 125 2378 54 60 5 3% 10% 10 81/2 4 21/2 2 154 4% 6 3 1/4 6%
NM-1A 1% 125 23%
NM-2 2 121 24%
NM-3 3 151 24%

A Shafts can be as short as you wish or as long as you need. Dimensions C and D reflect standard lengths provided unless
otherwise specified.
All dimensions in inches
9
Lightnin air drives
They operate wherever compressed air is available. On vehicles, in

the field, in lab or factory.
Lightnin air-driven mixers are safe for use in flammable or explosive
environments. No heat build-up. Motor operates spark free.
Speeds can be varied by means of the air control valve. Impossible
to burn out the motor, even with a stalling overload. Light weight
makes for easy handling.
For application guidelines for high flow and high shear units, see
page 23 on electric mixers, or call the Lightnin Catalog Store.
Clamp may be replaced by cup mounting plate. See pages 4 and 7.

Figure 17.
No electricity. Safe for use
in hazardous environments.
Both gear drive and direct drive AIR PRESSURE/AIR
units available. CONSUMPTION GUIDE
Model CFM
HP PSIG (Free Air)
% 60 15
1 85 30
3 70 96

11118 DIA. MT'G. HOLES



Figure 16.
Air driven unit mixes
volatile corrosives.
Operation is safe with
spark-free air motor.

OPTIONAL CUP PLATE

LIGHTNIN AIR DRIVE MIXERS


Max. B
Model Drive HP CA DA F G J N P GS T U W X Y Z
Wt. Lbs.
NAG-33 Gear y, 41 12% 32'/8 36 5 3 8 2% 9 7 3'2 2 2% 3',8 2% 6 'A6 %
NAG-100 Gear 1 55 141/2 43 1/8 48 51/2 3% 8 1/4 1% 10 8 1/2 3% 2 2 %6 3% 2% 53/a %
NAG-300 Gear 3 104 201/4 55% 60 6% 31/4 101/4 10 8% 4 2% 2 1 71 , 4 3/, 6 31/< 6% %
NAR-33 Direct 1/3 30 11% 311/4 36 4 3 8 2% 9 7 3% 2 21/4 3 1/8 2% 63/15 %
NAR-100 Direct 1 56 131/4 42% 48 4 31/4 81/4 1% 10 81/2 3% 2 2% 6 3% 2% 53/4 %
NAR-300 Direct 3 72 17 54 60 5 3% 101/4 10 8% 4 2'/2 21 7 6 4% 6 3% 6% /2

A Shafts can be as short as you wish or as long as you need. Dimensions C and D reflect standard lengths provided unless otherwise specified.
All dimensions in inches

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USDA ACCEPTED.
Stainless and electroless
nickel finishes resist acids,
detergents, sanitizers. Smooth
surfaces are free of crevices
for easy clean-up. Accepted by
USDA. Designed especially for
Figure 18.
Optional air line lubrication system filters air
use where sanitary conditions
supply, regulates pressure and automatically adds must be maintained.
oil to lubricate motor. Recommended to extend
mixer life. Motor is totally enclosed, non-
ventilated. Each propeller is
welded to the shaft, and all
hardware is captive. Chuck
and clamp assemblies
incorporate all the features of
standard portable mixers.

OTHER MIXERS FOR


FOOD AND DRUGS.
Most of the Lightnin mixers
shown in this catalog are in
use mixing food and
pharmaceuticals. Where
desired, a special electroless
nickel finish can be
substituted for paint. Various
materials may be substituted
for standard props and shafts,
as the application requires.

Figure 20.
Gear driven food and drug mixers gently
mix sensitive ingredients. Direct drives are
recommended when high shear is required.

FOOD AND DRUG MIXERS

Model
UNS-1
UNS-3
UN D. 1
Drive
Direct

Direct

Gear
HP
%

3/.

1/3
Weight
70

90

80

UND-2A Gear 3/4 105

11
Lightnin variable speeds
OUR MOST PRECISE SPEED CONTROL ... NEW SERIES SCR


Set the speed, and these mixers hold that speed, despite changes in loading. Within
1 % for integral hp., within 5% for fractional hp. You can accurately vary the speed,
and accurately repeat the speed to optimize mixing for:
Changing viscosity, batch to batch. Pilot plant studies.
Varying liquid levels. Multiple step processing.
Aeration requirements. Reduced agitation during drainage.
Separate speed control mounts by mixer or remotely to save the operator steps.
Solid state control unit converts ac to dc to operate the dc motor supplied. Sophisticated
feedback monitoring circuit accurately maintains speed at the rate set.

SCR VARIABLE SPEED, HIGH FLOW, GEAR DRIVE MIXERS Figure 21.
Fixed Mount,
Operator control station. Speed
Clamp Fixed Mount, Fixed Mount,
hp Current Mount open tank stuffing box mechanical seal can be changed anytime,
115V, 50/60 Hz whether mixer is running or not.
% 1 Phase ND-1-SCR NLDG-33-SCR N33G-33-SCR N33GDS-33-SCR Also available in waterproof
115V, 50/60 Hz NEMA 4 enclosure.
1 Phase ND-2A-SCR NLDG-75-SCR N33G-75-SCR N33GDS-75-SCR
230V, 60 Hz
1 1 Phase ND-3A-SCR NLDG-90-SCR N33G-90-SCR N33GDS-90-SCR
240V, 60 Hz
1 2 1 Phase ND-4-SCR NLDG-150-SCR N33G-150-SCR N33GDS-150-SCR
240V, 60 Hz
2 1 Phase ND-4A-SCR NLDG-200-SCR N33G-200-SCR N33GDS-200-SCR
240V, 60 Hz
3 1 Phase ND-4B-SCR NLDG-300-SCR N33G-300-SCR N33GDS-300-SCR
Mine dimensions are he same as for equivalent single speed mixers. For ND-1-SCR dimensions.
for example, see ND-1 on page 7.

SCR VARIABLE SPEED, HIGH SHEAR, DIRECT DRIVE MIXERS


Clamp Fixed Mount, Fixed Mount, Fixed Mount,
hp Current Mount open tank stuffing box mechanical seal
115V, 50/60 Hz Figure 22.
Y3 1 Phase NS-1-SCR NLD-33-SCR N33-33-SCR N33DS-33-SCR
115V, 50/60 Hz Explosion-proof control station,
1 Phase NS-3-SCR NLD-75-SCR N33-75-SCR N33DS-75-SCR supplied with 113, 3/4 and 1 hp
230V, 60 Hz units for Class I, Group D.
1 1 Phase NS-4A-SCR NLD-90-SCR N33-90-SCR N33DS-90-SCR
, 240V 60 Hz
1 12 1 Filase NS-5-SCR NLD-150-SCR N33-150-SCR N33DS-150-SCR
240V, 60 Hz
2 1 Phase NS-6-SCR NLD-200-SCR N33-200-SCR N33DS-200-SCR
240V, 60 Hz
3 1 Phase NS-7-SCR NLD-300-SCR N33-300-SCR N33DS-300-SCR
Mixe dimensions are he same as for equivalent single speed mixers. For NS . 1-SCR dimensions,
for example, see NS-1 on page 9.

ECONOMICAL, SELF-CONTAINED
ELECTRONIC CONTROL ... SERIES VM
Moves from job to job as easily as any constant speed portable.

VM VARIABLE SPEED MIXERS


Clamp Fixed Mount, Fixed Mount, Fixed Mount,
Drive hp Current Mount open tank stuffing box mechanical seal _
115-50/60-1
Gear y, or ND-1-VM NLDG-33-VM N33G-33-VM N33GDS-33-VM
220-50/60-1
Gear 1 230-50/60-1 ND-2A-VM N LDG-75-VM N 33G-75-V M N 33G DS-75-V M
115-50/60-1
Direct y, or NS-1-VM NLD-33-VM N33-33-VM N33DS-33-VM
220-50/60-1
Direct % 230-50/60-1 NS-3-VM NLD-75-VM N33-75-VM N33DS-75-VM
Figure 24.
Mixer dimensions are the same as for equivalent single speed mixers. For NS 1-VM dimensions,


Series VM variable for example, see NS-1 on page 9.
speed mixers come
in clamp mount
models, as shown, as
well as fixed mount
units.

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RUGGED MECHANICAL DRIVES ... SERIES V
Proven performers. The variable speed mechanical drive
is an integral assembly and requires no auxiliary operators
or controls.
Large crank wheel gives infinite speed adjustments.
An economical choice, especially where speed
adjustments are frequent.

CLAMP MOUNT FIXED MOUNT

SHAFT LENGTH
DEPENDENT UPON
SPECIFIC APPLICATION

SERIES V CLAMP MOUNT WITH HIGH FLOW, GEAR DRIVE FOR OPEN TANKS
29/64 DIA.-4 MOUNTING HOLES Max. Mixer
Model HP Wt. Lbs. lit D F J N S T U W X YXAX8
ND3V 1 275 36% 55% 60 6% 9 4% 4 2% 2'%, 4% 39, 6% 8% 9%
ND-4V 1% 275 36% 55% 60 6% 9 41/2, 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
ND-4AV 2 280 MI 55% 60 6% 9 41/2, 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
ND48V 3 300 36% 55% 60 6% 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41, 3% 6% 8% 9%

SERIES V CLAMP MOUNT WITH HIGH SHEAR, DIRECT DRIVE FOR OPEN TANKS
Model HP Max. Mixer8
Wt. Lbs. 8 C/FJ NS T U W X YXAX8
9/16 DIA.-4 MOUNTING HOLES NS-4V 1 260 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
NS-5V 1% 260 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
NS-6V 2 270 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 91/2
NS-7V 3 280 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
NM1V 1 260 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2% 4%, 3% 6% 8% 9%
NM-1AV 1% 260 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 21, 4%, 3y, 6'% 8% 9%
NM-2V 2 265 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 2'1/2, 41/2, 3% 6% 8% 9%
NM-3V 3 270 32% 54 60 5 9 4% 4 2% 21 1/2, 414 6 3% 67, 8% 91/2

M SERIES V FIXED MOUNT WITH HIGH FLOW, GEAR DRIVE FOR OPEN TANKS
ANGLE RISER BASE V EVE .1,3
Model HP Max. Mixer BCEP G H J K L M N P R S
Wt. Lbs.
11/16 DIA MT.G. HOLES NLDG100V 1 305 38, 9 l., 9', 4, 13 5, 16', 7%8 13', 5' 1 3 6% 1%
NLDG150V 1% 310 38% 9% 9% 4% 13 5% 16% 7% 13% 5% 3 6% 1 '4
NLDG200V 2 315 38% 9% 9% 4% 13 5% 16% 7% 13% 51/2 3 6% 1%
NLDG300V 3 315 8% 38% 9% 9% 4% 13 5% 16% 7% 13% 5% 3 6% 1%

SERIES V FIXED MOUNT WITH HIGH SHEAR, DIRECT DRIVE FOR OPEN TANKS
Model HP Max. Mixer BCEF GI-1.1K L M N P R
Wt. Lbs.
N1.13100V 1 278 8% 34% 9', 9y, 41/2, 13 5% 16% 7% 13% 5% 3

CUP PLATE OPTIONAL


- REPLACES CLAMP

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FEATURE
NLD150V
NLD-200V
NLD-300V
1%
2
3
280
285
285
8%
8%
8%
34%
34%
34%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
4%
41/2,
4%
13
13
13
5%
5%
5%
16%
16%
16%
7%
7%
7%
A Shaft length and propeller diameter are specified by the Lightnin Catalog Sto e to fit you application
All dimensions in inches
13%
13%
13%
5%
5%
5%
3
3
3
6%
6%
6%

SERIES V FIXED MOUNTS FOR CLOSED TANKS.


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NEW LIGHTNIN SUPER MOTOR.
Figure 27. Operate at any voltage between 200 and 480 (at 60 Hz). At
50 Hz, any voltage between 190 and 440. No waiting weeks or
months for special voltage mixers. We have one type of motor that
spans this wide range of 3-phase service:
Available in 1/3, 11/2, and 3 hp sizes. Fractional hp super motors
have Class B insulation. Integral units , have Class F. All carry 1.15
service factor. Can be used without concern at altitudes up to 9900
feet.
The super motor can be substituted on any Lightnin mixer for a
modest price addition.
Figure 27.

TROPICALIZATION.
Lightnin super motors have non-hygroscopic windings and leads.
Where needed, they can be treated with an anti-fungus coating for
operation in very humid atmospheres. Check the Lightnin Store for
price and delivery.

EXPLOSION PROOF MOTORS.


Available in 1/4 to 3 hp, for substitution on any standard mixer. Meet
NEC requirements for Class I, Group D and Class II, Groups E, F,
and G. Thermal protector shuts off unit if operating temperature

exceeds safe limits.

BUNG ADAPTOR.
Figures 28, 29. Provides firm
support to turn any standard
55-gallon drum with 2" NPT bung
into a mixing tank.
For all units from 1/4 to 1 hp, both
Figure 29. electric and air operated.
Adaptor comes complete with bolts for cup plate mount. Cup plate
mount and folding propeller should be ordered with mixer.

HIGH TEMPERATURES.
Figure 28. You'll find Lightnin mixers at work in molten metal and in tanks for
quenching and heat-treating metal as well as in other high
temperature applications.
A variety of modifications is available to suit operating
temperatures in the tank, and around the mixer motor and housing.
Among them are special grease and bearings, special coupling

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construction, oversize shafts with prop welded on, as well as
special motor insulation and housing materials.
Call the Lightnin Catalog Store for specific recommendations to
suit your application.

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PROPELLERS.
All propellers shown are of SuperPitch
design with blades at a 1.5 pitch to optimize
your mixing.
The SuperPitch design provides geometric
similarity for accurate scale-up to larger
Lightnin mixers.

Figure 30. Figure 31.


SuperPitch propeller design is Ring guard prop prevents
standard for all portables % hp damage from dip tubes,
and larger. temperature probes and other
devices used in the tank.

Figure 32. Figure 33. Figure 34. Figure 35.


Cut out prop provides added Saw tooth prop creates a Perforated prop efficiently Folding prop goes easily into
shear for reducing size and cutting and tearing action for mixes dry, hard-to-wet the bung of 55-gallon drums and
dispersing solids. shredding fibrous materials. powders. Also helps smooth out the necks of carboys as small
lumpy materials. as 1%" in diameter. Opens
automatically under power to
sizes from 3" to 5".

PILOT PLANT IMPELLERS.


Figure 36.
A variety of turbine-type impellers are available for Lightnin
portables. They are geometrically similar to styles used on larger
Lightnin mixers for accurate scale-up. Call the Catalog Store to
match your needs.

FOR LONG SHAFTS. MIXER OVERHAUL KIT.

Figure 37.
Stabilizing ring can be provided
to act as a centering device on
lower propellers.
Figure 38.
Where unusually long shafts
require it, this steady bearing is
available for use on the bottom
of the tank.
Figure 39.
After years of service, your Lightnin mixer can be renewed with
genuine replacement parts. A complete kit, blister-packed with
all the parts you need, is available for each mixer or air motor.
Why not order one with the reply card in the back of this
catalog. You'll have it on hand if you need it.

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MODEL 12 SINGLE SPEED.


Weighs only 18 pounds complete. Mixes up to 100
gallons of water-like fluids.
The 1/8 hp (95W.) chemical plant motor delivers a
constant 1750 rpm. Motor is totally enclosed for
115 volt, 60 Hz single phase service. Especially
treated for use in high humidity atmospheres.
Housing is coated with corrosion-resistant
styrenated alkyd enamel.
High capacity ball bearings are sealed and
lubricated for life to provide maintenance free
service under normal conditions.
Standard equipment: shaft, single or dual
propellers, all of 316 stainless. Chuck and tube also
Figure 40.
Multi-position stainless steel.
clamp makes for
easier positioning
on tank.


MODEL 11 EXPLOSION-
2-SPEED MIXER. PROOF MOTOR
Only 18 lbs. The two-speed MODEL 10X MIXER.
switch lets you match power For up to 200 liters of low-
and speed to batch volume viscosity fluids and lesser
and viscosity. For your lab or amounts of high-viscosity
production use. materials. The 1/20 hp (40W.)
Standard Equipment: shaft motor delivers a constant
and propeller, both of 316 1750 rpm on 115 volt,
stainless. Chuck and tube also 60 Hz service.
stainless steel. Comes with Standard Equipment: shaft,
Figure 41. bronze rim clamp, unless our propeller, both of 316
The % hp (50W.) ring stand clamp is specified. stainless. Chuck and tube
motor for 115
volts, 50-60 Hz is also stainless steel.
totally enclosed, Furnished with bronze rim
Batch Figure 42.


non-ventilated
for years of non- Volume Speed Motor is UL listed clamp, unless ring stand
stop service. in Liters High Low for Class I. Group clamp is specified. Unit
D and Class II,
10 & under 500 cp 100 cp Groups E, F
weight, 21 pounds.
40 & under 100 cp 25 cp and G.

120 & under 25 cp water like


200 & under water like

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VARIABLE SPEED.
Slow stir. Rapid mix. Dial
your action. 0 to
1750 rpm full load.
Repeat any setting. Imp
Higher torque than in
previous models lets you
mix 100 liters or more of
low viscosity fluids, Figure 44. Figure 45.
Universal aluminum clamp mounts Stainless chuck permits
lesser volumes of high to either ring stand or the rim of 3"adjustment in shaft length. No
viscosity materials. your mixing vessel. tools required.

Choice of y hp (25W.)
motors for 115 or 230
volts, 50-60 Hz, both
Figure 43. totally enclosed, non-
Solid state ventilated. Built for years
control makes for
easy use, great
of non-stop service. Total
reliability. All self- weight 9 pounds.
contained. No
separate rheostat.
Figure 46. Figure 47.
Internal flex coupling protects All Series 20 units come complete

motor from accidental shock loads


on shaft and propeller.
with shaft and propeller of 316
stainless. Prop mounts securely
anywhere along shaft.

AIR DRIVE.
Your most economical
choice in a variable speed
SINGLE SPEED stirrer/mixer. Our most
1600 RPM. rugged performer. Even a
Quick and sure. stalling overload can't hurt
Economical, too. the motor.
Minimal maintenance. All you need is compressed
This unit can run non- air at 30 to 90 psi and 8 cfm
stop for years. maximum.
Degree of mixing can be The y hp (25W.) motor is
varied by changing explosion-proof with no heat
propeller sizes. You can build-up, safe even with
rapidly mix 100 liters flammables. A new muffler
or more of water-like assures quiet operation.
fluids, lesser volumes of Built-in needle valve gives
higher viscosities. precise speed control from
Choice of two y hp dead slow to 1750 rpm.
(25W.) motors to fit 115 or For volumes to 100 liters of
230 volt, 50-60 Hz, low viscosity fluids, lesser


electrical service. Both amounts at higher
are enclosed and air- viscosities. Total weight,
cooled. Total weight, 5 pounds.
8 pounds.

For more information on Model 10X, Model 11 and Series 20 units and their
accessories, ask your Lightnin Catalog Store for Stirrer/Mixer Catalog B-536.
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Lightnin fixed mounts for open tanks

DRIVES TO MATCH THE WORK.
Gear drive. For high viscosity
mixing. For low viscosity work with
large batches or where high flow
with low shear is desirable. Single
reduction helical gears are
exceptionally compact, quiet PROTECTION AGAINST DUST,
running and carry high loads. FUMES AND MOISTURE.
Standard chemical plant type motor
is totally enclosed or explosion-
DIRECT DRIVE. proof, with non-hygroscopic
windings. Motors available in all
standard voltages for 60 Hz, single
or 3-phase service.

Figure 50.
For small batches or wherever high
fluid motion and high shear are
needed. Motor and shaft are
coupled directly with pilot and
keyway for accurate alignment and
positive connection.
POSITIVE CHUCK.


INTEGRAL ALIGNMENT.
One-piece housing and mixer
support assures exact alignment, Figure 53.
great mechanical strength. Same as on clamp mount
portables. Exclusive Lightnin
reverse tapered flat assures that
shaft cannot drop out unless
intentionally released.

VIBRATION DAMPENER.
Shock mounts protect drive against
high fluid forces to prolong mixer life.

Rigid coupling. Adds stability for


long shafts. Shaft comes with
coupling welded on.
OPTIONAL RISERS. Figure 52.

NO LUBE FOR 5 YEARS.


All shaft and motor bearings are lifetime
lubricated. Gear drive units need the gear
lubricant changed only once every 5 years.
STANDARD SUPERPITCH PROP.
Figure 51.
Spacers give the correct See page 15 for optional, special purpose


angular, off-center mixer position propellers.
for most applications, achieving
optimum mixing without need for
tank baffles.

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HIGH CAPACITY MIXERS.
For large tanks and continuous processes, fixed
mounted mixers provide extra long shafts and
the stability of permanent installation.
Gear drives deliver high flow with low shear, and
Figure 54. are preferred, for example, in such applications
In wastewater as food processing and milk pasteurization and
treatment, direct
driven fixed storage. Direct drives provide high fluid motion
mounts provide and shear for such work as dissolving sugar and
rapid chemical
dispersion and
dispersing paint pigment.
dissolving, while Fixed mounts offer most of the same features as
gear drives with
their low shear standard portables, and then some. Because of
aid in polymer the wider options, you are invited to call your
make-up and Lightnin Catalog Store early to assure an
flocculation.
optimum match of the mixer to the work.

Mixer Housing Aluminum*


Chuck or Rigid Coupling Electroless nickel
plated steel or Type 316 stainless steel*
Shaft and Propellers Steel, Type 304 and 316
stainless. Also available in any wrought
commercial alloys and with coverings of such
materials as rubber, PVC, polymers and
fluorocarbons. Ask your Catalog Store.
Figure 55.
Gear driven fixed Paint Styrenated alkyd enamel, 400 hours
mounts deliver minimum salt spray resistance.
high flow for
uniform
quenching and to
aid cleaning of *Other materials available
metal parts.

HIGH FLOW, GEAR DRIVEN FIXED MOUNTS FOR OPEN TANKS


Max. Without
Wt. A B With Angle Riser Angle Riser
4-29/64 DIA. MOUNTING HOLES
Model HP Lbs. Max. Max. G H L MN O M 0
NLDG-25 % 63 8% 24% 6'k 2'/4 12'/4 10 5% 4 10 4
NLDG-33 1/3 66 8% 24% 6'k 2'/4 12 1/4 10 5% 4 10 4
NLDG-50 11/2 69 8% 25% 6% 2'/4 13% 11 5% 4% 11 4%
NLDG-75 31/4 83 8'/2 25% 6% 2 1/4 13 1/4 11 5% 4% 11 4%
NLDG-90 1 89 8% 25% 6% 2% 13'/4 11 5% 4% 11 4%
NLDG-150 1% 155 10% 28 7k 6% 3 16% 13% 7% 5% 13 5'/2
NLDG-200 2 204 10% 29% 6% 3 16% 13% 7% 5% 13 5%
MIXER BASE
NLDG-300 3 174 10% 30% 6'/2 3 16 31/4 13 1/2 7% 5% 13 5%

HIGH SHEAR, DIRECT DRIVEN FIXED MOUNTS FOR OPEN TANKS


4-9/16 DIA. MOUNTING HOLES Max. Without
Wt. A B With Angle Riser Angle Riser
10 Model HP Lbs. Max. Max. G H L MN 0 M
NLD-25 1/4 44 8% 22 % 6'/4 2% 12% 10 5% 4 10 4
NLD-33 % 51 8 11/2 22% 6'/4 2% 12'/4 10 5% 4 10 4
NLD-50 lk 56 8% 22% 6% 2% 12% 10 5 3k 4 10 4
NLD-75 1/4 60 8% 22% 6'/4 2% 12% 10 5% 4 10 4
NLD-90 1 70 8% 22% 6% 2% 12% 10 5% 4 10 41
ADJUSTABLE
NLD-150 1% 135 10% 24% 6'/2 3 16% 13% 7% 5% 13 5%
ANGLE NLD-200 2 140
RISER BASE 10% 25% 6% 3 16% 13% 7% 5% 13 5%
NLD-300 3 155 10% 26% 61/2 3 16% 13% 5% 13 5%

A Shafts can be as short as you wish or as long as you need.


All dimensions in inches

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NO LUBE FOR 5 YEARS. SEAL OR STUFFING BOXES TO


All shaft and motor bearings are MATCH THE PROCESS
lifetime lubricated. Gear drive units Standard 150 psig stuffing box.
need the gear lubricant changed Uses 7 rings of die-molded packing
only once every 5 years. with separators, a lubricant
distributing bronze* lantern ring,
grease fitting, and adjustable
bronze* packing gland. Where
needed, we can adapt for pressures
MOTORS AND DRIVES to 300 psig. Cooling or heating
TO MATCH THE WORK. jacket, lubricant trap and leak
Drive can be through single detector available as accessories.
reduction helical gears as shown.
Or it can be direct. Drive design *Other materials available to suit
and motors are the same proven process.
performers used on other fixed
mounts and standard portables.

OPTIONAL 25 PSIG
STUFFING BOX.
POSITIVE CHUCK.
Grip bears against tapered flat on


mixer shaft. Unless intentionally
released, shaft cannot drop out.

REMOVABLE COUPLING.

Figure 58.
A simpler design for lower
pressures. Uses 2 rings of die-
molded packing and a
packing gland.

Figure 56.
Adds stability for long overhung
shafts. Flange is rabbetted and MECHANICAL SEAL.
keyed to assure positive alignment.

STANDARD OR SPECIAL FLANGES


Standard ASA 150# series flanges
are supplied in solid steel or in
steel faced with 304 or 316
stainless for corrosion resistance.
Other materials and special flanges Figure 59.
can be furnished on request to Provides most positive sealing.
mate with larger openings, or Minimizes maintenance. Shown
adaptors provided to fit here with lubricant and cooling


smaller openings. lines connected.

STANDARD SUPERPITCH PROP.


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MATCHED TO YOUR TANK.
The tank and the process determine the mixer, and the
Lightnin Catalog Store has all the ways to match our mixer Mixer Housing Aluminum*
to your pressurized vessel.
Chuck or Rigid Coupling Electroless nickel
After all, we guarantee process results, so we'll make sure we plated steel or Type 316 stainless steel*
specify the optimum fixed mount for your tank. Call us early.
Shaft and Propellers Steel, Type 304 and
316 stainless. Also available in any wrought
commercial alloys and with coverings of such
HIGH FLOW, GEAR DRIVEN FIXED MOUNTS FOR CLOSED TANKS materials as rubber, PVC, polymers and
Stuffing Mechanical Max. J fluorocarbons. Ask your Catalog Store.
Box Seal Wt. A B Std. Mtg. Paint Styrenated alkyd enamel, 400 hours
Model Model HP Lbs. Max. Max. H Flange ASA**
N33G-25 N33GDS-25 1/, 102 8'., 27 3, 91/2 5
minimum salt spray resistance.
N33G-33 N33GDS-33 1/3 160 ay, 27% 91/2 5 *Other materials available

N33G-50 N33GDS-50 11/2 170 81/2 28% 10'/8 6


N33G-75 N33GDS-75 % 180 8 1/2 28% lo% 6
N33G-90 N33GDS90 1 190 8'/2 28% 10% 6
N33G-150 N33GDS-150 1'/2 213 10% 32% 10% 8
N33G-200 N33GDS-200 2 215 10% 33% 101/4 8
N33G-300 N33GDS-300 3 218 107% 34% 10% 8
HIGH SHEAR, DIRECT DRIVE FIXED MOUNTS FOR CLOSED TANKS
Stuffing Mechanical Max. J
Box Seal Wt. A B Std. Mtg.
Model Model HP Lbs. Max. Max. H Flange ASA**
N33 . 25 1/4 87 8 1/2 26 9% 5

N33 . 33 N33DS.33 1A 90 8 1/2 26 9% 5

N33 . 50
N33-75
N33.90
N33. 150
N33. 200
N33DS-50
N33DS-75
N33DS-90
N33DS-150
N33DS-200
1/2

3/,
1

11/2

2
103

125
135

180

186
81/2

81/2

81/2

10%

10%
26
26

26
281/2

291/2
9%
9%

9%
101/4

101/4
5

8
N33.300 N33DS-300 3 216 10% 301/4 101/4 8

A Shafts can be as short as you wish or as long as you need.


**150# flange drilling. Bolt holes straddle centerline. Special flanges available.
All dimensions are in inches

Figure 60. Figure 61.


Fixed mounts with stuffing boxes find wide use on the closed tanks of For gas-liquid contacting, Lightnin fixed-mount, mechanical seal
pharmaceutical processing. mixers can be adapted for pressures as high as 500 psig.

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This series finds greatest use on storage tanks. The mixer


sweeps the tank bottom, maintaining suspension for varying
levels of stored materials.
Side entering mixers are also used where there simply isn't
space for a top entering mixer.
Installed mixers are normally supported entirely by the tank
mounting flange. If tank nozzle lacks sufficient strength and
rigidity, tie rods or mixer support legs can be furnished.

Figure 63. Figure 64.


Stuffing box includes Mechanical seal
6 packing rings, provides most
lantern ring, grease positive seal for
fitting and adjustable sensitive processes,
packing gland. minimizes
Shown here (arrow) maintenance. Shown
with optional shut-off here (arrow) with
device that lets you shut-off device so
repack with a seal can be changed
full tank. with a full tank.

Stuffing Mechanical Max. *Propeller is sized to specific application.


Box Seal Wt. **8" series 150# standard ASA mounting flange. Bolt holes straddle centerline.
Model Model HP Lbs. Special flanges can be furnished to mate with larger openings, or adaptors
SG-100 SGS-100 1 1/2 210 provided to fit smaller openings.

SG-200 SGS200 2 215 Dimensions given in inches are for reference only. They will vary with motor
selection.
SG-300 SGS-300 3 220


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ADJUST-A-MIXTM
AC VARIABLE FREQUENCY MOTOR CONTROL.
Make any AC 3 phase mixer a variable speed.
Solid state circuits convert normal 50 or 60 Hz power to con-
trolled variable frequency power.
Motor output speed is directly proportional to the frequency of
the input power.
Input is 230V, 50 or 60 Hz, single phase current, 3 phase on
some models.
A fractional horsepower unit is available for 115V, 50 or 60 Hz,
single phase current.
Output is 230V, 60 Hz, 3 phase current.
You can retrofit any 230V, 3 phase, 60 Hz, AC mixer in this
book for variable speed control.

BUNG ADAPTOR.
Provides firm support to
turn any standard
55-gallon drum with 2"

NPT bung into a mixing


tank.
For all direct drive units
from 1/4 to 1 hp, both
electric and air operated.
Adaptor comes complete
with bolts for cup plate
mount. Cup plate mount
0-60 HZ PERFORMANCE OF TYPICAL 1 HP MOTOR and folding impeller
WITH ADJUST-A-MIX CONTROL. should be ordered with
mixer.
TORQUE

0 30 60
FREQUENCY (Hz) SURFACE MOUNT
ADAPTER

For further information ask for Adjust-A-Mix Bulletin B-608.

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Liemriviiv DURA-MIX Tm motor features
ENERGY EFFICIENT: 6 to 8 percentage
points increase in efficiency -
Example: TEFC 76% Eff.
DURA-MIX 84% Eff.
Can be wired from 208 VAC to 480 VAC, 50
or 60 Hertz.
S.F. = 1.15
Class "FJ" insulation
"F" means (allowable rise = 120C)
"J" means tropicalized
Better insulation than Class "B"
Longer life than Class "B"
Able to withstand overloads or
adverse conditions better than
Class "B".
Thermostats (normally closed [N.C.] set of
contacts) can be wired in series with
starter relay or connected to alarm. Single
phase motors have manual reset circuit
breakers built in.
Paint is styrenated alkyd enamel, 400 hours minimum salt spray resistance.
This motor is specifically designed for mixer service. DURA-MIX motors meet "mill and chemical duty"


specifications, except for aluminum end bells. Made in U.S.A.

DURA-MIX MOTOR EFFICIENCY TABLE


HORSE POWER $IYR. SAVINGS EFFICIENCY TOTAL YR. PRESENT VALUE
OLD - NEW = SAVINGS AT 74/KW SAVINGS SAVINGS' OR COST DEDUCT'
.33 - .30XJ = .03 HP $ 9.40 $ 6.58 $ 15.98 $ 109.00
.50 - .43XJ = .07 HP $ 21.93 $ 9.43 $ 31.36 $ 214.00
.75 - .65XJ = .10 HP $ 33.33 $14.25 $ 45.58 $ 310.00
1.00 - .87XJ =
.13 HP $ 40.73 $19.08 $ 59.81 $ 407.00
1.50 - 1.17XJ = .33 HP $103.39 $26.51 $131.90 $ 898.00
2.00 - 1.74XJ = .26 HP $ 81.46 $38.16 $119.62 $ 615.00
3.00 - 2.3OXJ = .70 HP $219.32 $50.44 $269.76 $1,837.00
At 6.000 hrs/yr service 'Based on 7cc avg. KW/HR 'Based on present value of $1 per yr for 15 years
at 12% interest being $6.81

ELECTRIC EXPLOSION
PROOF MOTORS.
Available in 1/4 to 5 hp, for substitution on
any standard mixer. Meet NEC re-
quirements for Class I, Group D and Class
II, Groups F and G. Thermal protector shuts
off unit if operating temperature exceeds
safe limits.

AIR MOTORS.

U)
cc
O
Lightnin mixers can be supplied with air
motors. These motors are available for 1/3,
1 and 3 hp mixers. Air motors offer variable
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IMPELLERS.
The A310 Impeller develops 50% more action
than ordinary props.
The A310 design provides geometric
similarity for accurate scale-up to larger
Lightnin mixers.

A310 high efficiency impeller


design is standard for all
portables 1/4 hp and larger.
Ring guard impeller prevents
damage from dip tubes,
temperature probes and other
devices used in the tank.
Perforated propeller efficiently
mixes dry, hard-to-wet pow-
ders. Also helps smooth out
lumpy materials.
Folding impeller goes easily
into the bung of 55-gallon
drums and the necks of carboys
as small as 1 7h," in diameter.
Opens automatically under
power to sizes from 3" to 5".

PILOT PLANT IMPELLERS.


A variety of impellers is available for Lightnin portables. They are
geometrically similar to styles used on larger Lightnin mixers for
accurate scale-up. Call your Lightnin representative to match your needs.

LABMASTERTM PILOT PLANT KIT.


A specially designed kit containing several different impellers for
scale up experiments. Also includes J. Y. Oldshue's FLUID MIXING
TECHNOLOGY and the LABMASTER PILOT PLANT MANUAL.

PIT STOP PROGRAM.


A portable mixer maintenance program for either routine or rush service.
See B-588 for details.

FOR LONG SHAFTS. MIXER FIXER KIT.

Stabilizing ring can be provided


to act as a centering device on
lower impellers.
Where unusually long shafts
require it. this steady bearing is
available for use on the bottom
of the tank.
After years of service, your Lightnin mixer can be renewed with
genuine replacement parts. A complete kit, blister-packed with
all the parts you need, is available for each mixer or air motor.
Ask for a copy of the B-606 Mixer Fixer Parts Kits bulletin.

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ANGULAR OFF CENTER. Your process determines the tank and the mixer. Your
process also determines the best positioning for your
mixer on the tank. In fact, performance results
depend as much on correct mounting as they do on
specifying the right mixer to begin with.

TANK SELECTION.
If you have no restrictions on tank geometry. the
optimum shape is cylindrical with the liquid level
between one and one-and-a-half times the diameter
Aiming the shaft off center as
shown avoids vortexing. Avoids
of the tank.
need for tank baffles. Achieves But. don't hesitate to use any shape tank you
strong top to bottom turnover. already have or whatever shape your floor space
Optimal for most mixing and
blending. might dictate.
It's the job of your Lightnin representative to spec
the mixer, the shaft lengths, and impellers you
CENTERED. need to fit your tank. And we guarantee results.
If you change the tank or process after you have
the mixer, there are a couple of guidelines you
should know.
Impeller location should be at least one impeller
diameter from the bottom of the tank.
Where more than one impeller is used. the distance
between them should be equal to at least two
impeller diameters for gear drive mixers and at
Creates vortexing in an
unbaffled tank. While undesir-
able for most work, vortexing
speeds up the dispersing and
dissolving of light liquids and
hard-to-wet powders.
least four impeller diameters for direct drive mixers.
Best suggestion when you change the tank or the
process is to call your nearby Lightnin office. Even
if you've owned your mixer for many years.
consultation on new applications is free. Often a

change in impeller or accessories at nominal cost
REPOSITIONING DURING THE BATCH. can make your mixer more efficient in its new
assignment and prevent unwanted overloads or
process upsets.

Sometimes. more than one kind


of mixing action is needed. For
example, you may first need to
dissolve light powders. so you
start with the mixer centered to
create a vortex that quickly
disperses them into the batch.
Then, to maintain a uniform
suspension, or to blend in other
fluids, you reposition the mixer
to angular off-center. Clamp
mount portables make the
repositioning easy.

TANK BAFFLES.

t0.1.5T

If you center mount a mixer, you


can avoid vortexing by adding
four vertical baffles equidistant
around the inside edge of the

tank. Baffle width should be
1/12 the diameter of the tank. T dank diameter)

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