Agitating inks in 1,000 litre containers
Our IBC agitators maintain the homogeneity of the base components that are contained in IBC containers to feed the dispensing system.
Different versions, different viscosities
We have four different versions of IBC agitators available. The versions differ by motor power, mixing blade type, gearbox presence (or absence), and viscosity range:
- IBC agitator for inks up to 500 mPas is air-driven and has a collapsible mixing blade.
- IBC agitator for inks up to 1,250 mPas is air-driven, has a collapsible mixing blade and a more powerful air motor than version 1.
- IBC agitator for inks up to 2,500 mPas is air-driven, has a collapsible mixing blade and a more powerful air motor than version 2, and is equipped with a gear box.
- IBC agitator for water-based inks up to 5,000 mPas, with collapsible mixing cups and driven by a powerful electrical motor (see picture).
The pneumatic agitators (version 1, 2 and 3) are directly connected to the air supply, meaning that they mix constantly. Optionally, the equipment can be delivered with pneumatic controls for the air supply and the agitator. This enables the configuration of the mixing cycles in the GSE Ink manager software. You can then programme the mixing to take place during circulation or during circulation and dispensing. The pneumatic agitators are suitable for both water-based and solvent-based inks. The solvent-based models feature an explosion-proof specification as standard.