Choosing the Right Drum Mixer

There are many types of drum mixers available, but not all can do the job equally well. The key to choosing the right one is to understand exactly what you are going to be mixing. For example, some do double duty by mixing liquids and powders, while others are made specifically for one type of application.

What is drum type concrete mixers?

The 55 gal drum mixer works by rotating a single drum that contains the materials being mixed. This drum has an opening for charging the materials and a different opening for discharging them. The mixer has fixed blades inside that work to mix and discharge the concrete materials.

Tilting drum mixers are capable of handling larger size aggregate and they have a faster rate of discharge than non-tilting drum mixers. These mixers also have an advantage in that they do not need to be tilted during the process of agitating and mixing the concrete.

Concrete mixing transport trucks can be charged with concrete at a central mix plant and then kept in a liquid state through agitation until it is delivered to the construction site. This is also known as “in-transit” mixing.

For example, a portable poly drum utility mixer can be used to mix a wide range of liquids and solids, including resin, coatings, and paints. Its heavy-duty design is built for years of dependable service and it fits most 208 L (55 gal) barrels. It is compatible with a standard 1/2″ drill and comes with multiple sets of fold-out mixing blades that easily fit into the barrel’s opening.


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