THE X-GRID FAMILY AND TRADITIONAL HELICAL STATIC MIXERS

For more than 35 years, The X-Grid or GX static mixers have been used successfully for the mixing and/or dispersing of viscous fluids. They are capable of mixing materials with equal or very different viscosities and volumetric flow rates.

 

The Type GX mixing element creates a very high degree of mixing in a short length. Each mixing element has a length-to-diameter ratio of approximately 1.0. A typical mixing element assembly ranges from 2-mixing elements for simple applications to as many as 20-mixing elements for very difficult applications.

 

Applications for the GX mixing elements include the extrusion of plastics, polymer and fibers synthesis, and the general processing of viscous materials such as Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), Adhesives, Polyurethanes, Sealants, Polyol, Foods, etc.

Group of viscous fluid static motionless mixers

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Designations and Structure

 

GX - X Grid - Cast and Welded - Or Single Elements Metal Construction

GXS - X Grid Single Cast One Piece Construction

GXP - X Grid - Plastic Single Elements - PP or Nylon PA 66

GXR-M - X Grid - Metal Constructions - Integral Support Ring

GXR-P - X Grid - Plastic Construction - Integral Support Ring

GXF - X Grid - Foldable Plastic Construction

 

All supplied with or without metal and plastic dispensing housings.

The table below shows the superior X-Grid mixing achieved over substantially  shorter mixing lengths compared to helical mixers

Table showing performance of x-grid mixers compared to helical mixers

The X-Grid Mixer Selection

Mixing Capabilities

 

Mix fluids with similar viscosity

High and low viscosity fluids (1 million : 1)

Mix fluids with large differences in       volumetric ratio (1,000 : 1)

Disperse and mix polymers with blowing agents

Thermal homogenization

Viscosity homogenization

 

Applications

 

Two (2) component viscous materials such as Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR), adhesives, polysulfide, sealants, epoxy resins, polyurethanes, etc.

Plastics Injection Moulding (GXR)

Plastics Extrusion

Food Processing

Polymer manufacture and processing

The mixing elements may be safely pressed out of the housing by pushing on the support ring which avoids any damage to the mixing grid (GXR)

Double-Roof Disk Static Mixer (Type GXR)

GXR Double roof viscous fluid static mixer

The GXR Double-Roof Disk static mixer is an X-Grid crossing bar structure with an integral ring around the mixing element grid.  It is used extensively for molten plastics injection molding and extrusion and for the processing of high viscous polymers and resins.

 

The entire unit is of monolithic cast construction (single molten metal pour) which makes the unit virtually indestructible.  The GXR is considered a high performance design that homogenizes viscous materials in a short length (Licensee of Bayer AG).

GXR-P Plastic double roof viscous fluid static mixer GXF Plastic double roof viscous fluid static mixer

Also available in plastic disposable versions GXR-P and GXF

GXR-P

GXF

X-Grid Static Mixer (Type GX)

The GX static mixer is constructed of X-Grid crossing bars.  It has been used successfully for over 25 years for the mixing and/or dispersion of viscous fluids.

 

The GX static mixer is considered a high performance design that homogenizes viscous materials in a short length and is capable of mixing materials with equal or very large differences in viscosity and volumetric flow rates.

Also available in plastic disposable version GXP

GX viscous fluid static motionless mixer
GXP Plastic viscous fluid static motionless mixer

GXP

Helical Mixers

Helical Twist Static Mixer (Type HT)

The HT Helical Twist static mixer is constructed of alternating-twist helical spirals.  This bowtie inline mixer pioneered the motionless mixing industry over 40 years ago and is used for the mixing of liquids, gases and slurries.

 

The HT static mixer is considered a medium performance design that is best suited for small diameter simple mixing and heat transfer applications.

See also plastic disposable helical mixers

Helical viscous fluid static motionless mixer
Helical plastic viscous fluid static motionless mixer

Plastic helical mixers

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