The Cleveland Mixer Design Practice (CMDP) is a system that identifies, analyses and manages overall system stress, rigidity and resultant vibration. This practice insures
that the mixer is optimally selected for the process conditions and integrated into the customer’s mounting structure of their tank.

Agitators/mixers operating at relatively low speeds with long overhung impeller shafts place unique loads on vessels and their mounting structures. Failure to recognize and understand this reality places substantial risk on the equipment specifier and owner. Mixer and tank durability is potentially compromised when system vibration and mounting structure displacement exceed certain levels.

Cleveland Mixer has developed sophisticated FEA models in SolidWorks to assist customers with the tank and mixer specification and engineering process. The result? Improved mixer durability and reliability through less vibration; facilitated installation of the mixer and less risk for mechanical and process failure.

Electric motors are standard with options for air or hydraulic motors depending on application requirements.

Standard electric motor specification is NEMA motor design B, C-Face mounted, flexibly coupled, TEFC, squirrel cage induction type as required by the application. Premium efficient, severe duty and inverter duty motors are standard. Motors are selected by requirements of the application.

Motors are sized based on application parameters. It is standard engineering practice that invested horsepower does not exceed 85% of motor name plate rating.

Alignment between the motor and the gear reducer is by a flexible coupling and the c-face mounting frame. Many benefits in vibration dampening and facilitated assembly are realized.