In a previous article we saw a brief introduction to paint mixer and we learned what their different types are. Well, we needed to develop the idea of how it works and what applications it has in the different areas.
Is tool It is an important aid in industries as dissimilar to each other as masonry, painting and industry food. Yes! You can use the paint mixer to mix other products in addition to paints, lacquers and varnishes: it can be used in the mixing of aggregates for the construction and also to mix yogurts, creams and other dairy products, syrups, molasses, sugars and even the mixture to make sausages.
Let’s see how to get the most out of this tool Indispensable for the full-time contractor or painter.
Paint mixer: how does it work?
First of all we must know that the paint mixer it’s a machine tool composed of the driving part – basically a drill – and the moving part, which is the agitator that is used in contact with the painting to mix it up.
Agitators can be purchased separately and used with a home drill; this can be an effective solution if only latex or synthetic paints will be mixed. Now, if the idea is also mix the paints with other substances such as plaster, cement, lime or sand – or even epoxy emulsions – there we will need the mixer motor, specially designed to transmit torque to the agitator.
The home drill motor is designed to work in short periods of time, no more than a few seconds; Prolonged use under load will cause it to overheat, and its out of service if it is used to mix highly viscous liquids or in large volumes.
Of the mixers As such there are two different models: one with a spindle with a chuck, which can also be used as a drill (with which its purchase saves the cost of a tool) and another that is already for specific use, and that only supports the holding of stirrer rods.
What improvements does it offer over the manual wooden rod and the homemade rod drill?
Many. The main one is the possibility of regulating the speed with a dial; in this way a better grip is achieved by the user, and avoiding having to hold the tool in an uncomfortable position.
The other great advantage is that the engine, being much more robust, allows very viscous liquids to be easily mixed, as well as fine aggregates.
The manual wooden stick is only used for small cans of paint that is not very viscous, and does not make a completely homogeneous mixture. The stirring rod placed in a drill achieves better results, but is only suitable for small volumes of not very viscous liquids.
The most obvious use is that of mixed paints and other liquids for use in painting tasks, such as epoxies, lacquers, varnishes and others.
It is possible to mix different paints together or one painting with a toner (concentrated pigment to achieve a specific color). One or more paints can also be mixed with lacquers, resins, epoxies, varnishes and others, achieving in any case a homogeneous color that is very difficult to achieve with a wooden stick and mixing by hand.
The aggregate mix in large volumes it could only be done by using rotating drums known in the jargon as trumpets. With the paint mixer now it is possible to obtain a mixture of fine aggregates without the need for it.
It is possible to mix all kinds of powders; from lime to sand, through hydraulic lime, gypsum and other products. It is important not to use this method to add stones (for concrete or concrete) as the stirrer rods are not prepared to withstand the blow with them.
Also, of course, it is possible to prepare the mortar mixture or paste in the same way as it would be done traditionally, only with the help of the paint mixer it will be done more quickly.
Finally it is possible to use the paint mixer for mixing food products. It is only necessary to clarify that both the motor and the stirring rods must be used exclusively for this type of work, and must be washed and disinfected after each use.
There are different industries within the food category that make use of this tool: Candy factories, for example, use them to mix flavorings and syrups.
In the industry Dairy products are used to mix and homogenize the whey that will later be transformed into cheese. They are also used to whip creams, prepare mixes for ice cream and yogurt, among others. In the meat industry they are used for the preparation of sausage mixtures.