Neptune Upgrades Mixers For Quieter Operation

By Chemical Processing Staff

Dec 08, 2011

Neptune Mixer has used recent feedback from customers as an opportunity to reduce the perceived sound levels being emitted from the gear-train on several of its mixer lines. Specifically, this was an occurrence during the early stage of the mixer’s product life when it was still in the “break-in” period. With that feedback in mind, Neptune worked closely with its gear supplier to optimize the gear tooth profile.

Neptune increased the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) Quality Class from a level 6 to a level 9, which resulted in tighter manufacturing tolerances on the mesh and backlash, as well as an improved running-surface finish. The upgraded, quieter gear operation was incorporated on Neptune mixers that went to market in September 2011. The changes also meet the tenets under which Neptune operates within the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System standard.

Neptune mixers are designed, engineered and built to provide long life and service for a variety of blending and mixing operations. They are suited for waste treatment, water treatment and batch-chemical operations where paints, varnishes, polymers, textile sizes and dyes, pharmaceutical, soaps and other materials with viscosities ranging from 1 to more than 25,000 cPs need to be mixed or blended.

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