Questions you should answer about your stirring application:
- What are you stirring?
- What is the approximate viscosity of the solution?
- What is the vessel size that you will be mixing in?
- What speed (in rpm) is desired?
- What is the torque requirement?
- What is the duration of the operation?
- What voltage and frequency do you require for the control (most in the U.S. will be 120V, 60Hz, while some areas overseas require 240V, 50Hz)?
- Are you presently using a stirrer for the application? If so, does it work well, and what is the horsepower of the motor?
- What agitator (paddle or propeller) do you want?
|Viscosity Reference Chart
|Liquid and Semi Solid Materials
centipoise viscosity @ 70 degrees
|Glue (hot melt)
|Ketchup (Heinz brand)
|Linseed Oil (boiled)
|Linseed Oil (raw)
|Methyl Ethyl Ketone
|Oil (auto lubricating)
- SAE 10
- SAE 20
- SAE 30
- SAE 40
- SAE 50
- SAE 60
- SAE 70
- SAE 80 (transmission grade)
- SAE 90 (transmission grade)
- SAE 140 (transmission grade)
|Oil - Castor
|Oil - Core
||1,000 - 240.00
|Oil - Crude
|Oil - Corn (Mazola brand)
|Oil - Soybean
|Peanut Butter (Skippy brand)
|Salad Dressing (Miracle whip brand)
|Shortening (Crisco brand)
|Sulphiric Acid (100%)
|Syrup (Karo brand light)
|Syrup (Karo brand dark)
|Syrup (Log cabin brand maple)
|Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
|*The viscosity is representative of viscosity range of material in a static state
Glossary of Terms
- Constant Torque: A load with a horsepower requirement that varies linearly with a change in speed.
- D.C.: Direct current
- Mixing: To blend together in a single mass; to make by blending ingredients
- Permanent magnet: One of the most important advantages is small overall size made possible by replacing the would field with ceramic magnets. Permanent magnet motors can be useful in a number of specific ways:
- They produce relatively high torque at any speed
- The linear speed/torque curve is easily controlled electronically
- Series Motor: Series motors deliver high motor speed, high starting torque, and wide speed capability, making them ideal for a variety of applications.
- Torque: A measure of force versus distance
- Viscosity: A measure of thickness of material usually measure in units of centipoise. This term is used to describe the internal friction of fluids.
Information courtesy of Glas-Col.