The above video was submitted to us by one of our valued customers to demonstrate why they choose only ASC Tornado™ Blades for their industrial mixing applications.
Our patented ASC Tornado™ Blade actually draws the material through the blade, achieving superior mixing capability. Instead of spinning the material out of the way, the blade works like an unchambered pump and thoroughly mixes the material. This Tornado™ action enables you to mix at substantially lower speeds and reduces mixing time by 50-80%!† Let the ASC Tornado™ Blade Technology save you big $$$ on air and electrical costs!
- Superior craftsmanship
- Over 45 years of machine and tooling experience
- Over 20 of years industry leading experience with custom mixer manufacturing, care, and delivery
- Exceptional durability and long life
- 304 stainless steel
- 316 stainless for food grade and beverage applications available
- Patented blade design
- Exceptional dispersing capabilities
- Greater agglomerates breakdown
- Reduce mix time by 50%-80%†
- Decreases air & electric consumption by 50%†
- Easy cleanup
- Competitive prices
- Satisfaction guaranteed and ALWAYS made in the USA!
ASC Tornado™ Adjustable Blades
ASC Tornado™ Anti-Kick Blades
ASC Tornado™ Folding Blades
Adjustable ASC Tornado™ Blades w/Shaft
Sizing a Mixer
The diameter of the blade should be 1/3 the diameter of the tank. For heavier materials, the blade diameter should be increased to allow maximum flow for the most efficient mixing.
Air hose should be 1/2" ID (Inner Diameter) minimum and as short as possible. Avoid using coil hose because of air pressure restrictions.
Air Motor Maintenance
An FRL (filter, regulator, lubricator) is required to maintain clean, lubricated air. 10W high detergent oil is recommended.
Air Motor Pressure Settings
Air motors operate most efficiently with controlled air input of 70-90psi.
For a more viscous material, a gear reducer is required. The gear reducer transfers high RPM to low RPM, and low torque from an air/electric motor to high torque. This enables the blade to move at the desired speed to mix efficiently. ISO-460/SAE-140 weight synthetic oil is recommended for our gear reducers.
Air Motor / Gear Reducer
Air motors operate at 3,000 maximum effective RPMs. When using a gear reducer (10:1 ratio @ 300 RPM; 20:1 ratio @ 150 RPM), speeds can be controlled by adjusting the air flow through the needle valve.
Electric Motor / Gear Reducer / Speed Control Settings
Electric motors turn constant at 1750 RPM. To control fixed speeds, a gear reducer is required (10:1 ratio @ 175 RPM; 20:1 ratio @ 87 RPM). If variable speed is desired, an inverter duty motor and gear reducer is required. Speeds can be controlled from maximum output RPM to 0 RPM. To learn more about our electric motor options click here.