The GlasLock® System:
the different blades

 

Standard flat blades

Polyvalence and flexibility

 

Blade angle at 90°

  • 100% radial flow
  • Very important shear
  • Applications: all dispersion processe

Blade angle at 60°
(the most common used position)

  • 2/3 radial - 1/3 axial flow
  • Important shear
  • Applications: homogenisation, heat transfer, suspension
 

Blade angle at 45°

  • 50% radial flow - 50% axial flow
  • Medium shear
  • Moderate agitation
  • Pumping effect 
  • Applications: homogenisation, suspension

Blade angle at 30°

  • 1/3 radial - 2/3 axial flow
  • Low shear
  • Moderate agitation
  • Pumping effect
  • Applications: crystallisation (fragile crystals)
 
 
 

Hydrofoil blades

Improved pumping effect, low power consumption

 
 
  • Major axial flow
  • Medium shear
  • Moderate agitation
  • Applications: suspension of particles
  • Dissolution, crystallisation (fragile crystals)
  • Heat transfer
 
 
 

Optifoil blades

 

optifoil

  • Run low volumes with high axial flow
  • Facilitates the emptying of the reactor
  • Do not damage fragile crystals
  • Improved combination of Hydrofoil / Trapezoidal blades

opti

  • Improved suspension
  • Strong flow close to the bottom
  • Non agitated volume for 40m3 reactor: ±300 l
 
 
 

Viscofoil blades

 

viscofoil

viscolfoil

 
Viscosity up to 120,000 cP: two kinds of blades Viscofoil (Bottom & Shell) designed to follow the profile of there actor angled at 45° to generate axial flow.