Polymaster(TM) multi-stage static mixer uses a Gatlin distribution head to dilute, mix, and thoroughly activate emulsion, dispersion and solution polymers, including high molecular weight products, and is unaffected by fluctuating water pressure or dilution water ratio changes.
The Gatlin eliminates the need for costly booster pumps, and provides a rapid, high-energy initial introduction of polymer to water, followed by gentle, low-shear mixing. The rotating, slotted head operates at close tolerance to the inner wall of the mixing chamber to eliminate fish-eye and gel formation.
Rotor design creates a series of high-velocity vortexes without the use of turbine blades that can damage fragile polymer chains. Models, available at up to 50 gpm, dilute from 0.1 to 2% solution concentrations.
Mike Dowse, Neptune Chemical Pump Co., (F) Box 247, Lansdale, PA 19446; (215) 699-8701, FAX: (215) 699-0370.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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