Suma launches new Giantmix FTX agitator
To achieve a more productive gas yield, operators tend to use substrates with higher dry matter content, according to Suma. In response, the firm has expanded its portfolio of slow-running rod and submersible mixers with the Giantmix FTX.
Due to the high thrust of 6.5 kilonewtons, the rod agitator consistently handles substrates with high solids content, according to the firm. The agitator can be used for dry matter contents of up to 15%.
The FTX has a rated power of 15 kW. For the motor, Suma uses an energy-efficient IE4 motor with a high efficiency of 93.3%. According to the company, the power consumption is, therefore, significantly reduced.
The agitator is also eligible for subsidies from the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control due to its high efficiency class, offering savings potential.
When designing the new agitator, Suma’s focus was placed on durability. The tube-in-tube design makes the agitator extremely robust. Installation up to 8 metres below the filling level can be realised thanks to an “ingenious” sealing system, said the firm.
The rod agitator is available in four lengths of 4, 5, 5.5 and 6 metres, meaning the FTX can be used for almost any tank size and shape. The vertical inclination adjustment of +5o/-30o using a hydraulic cylinder also leaves nothing to be desired in terms of flexibility and use, according to Suma.
The company relies on the tried and tested three-bladed propeller XT 1200, which has already demonstrated its strength on the Suma Optimix 4G 150-150 submersible mixer. With a speed of 135 rpm, the FTX is one of the slow rotating agitators in the firm’s wide product range.
The POM protection and scraper plate on the agitator blade bushing prevents abrasion on the bearing flange, protect the mechanical seal, and prevent long-fibre media from sticking to the propeller.