Pitched Blade Turbine (PBT)
The Pitch Blade Turbine Impeller is the workhorse of the mixing industry. The simple design of the putched blade turbine impeller provides a combination of both radial and axial flow, generates high shear levels, and provides excellent mixing ability while providing easy cleanup. Because of the simple design, it is also very cost effective in large applications and high viscosity applications. While useful in most applications, this design excels in heavy mixing. The Pitch Blade Turbine Impeller can be fabricated to fit any shaft diameter and comes standard in 316 Stainless Steel, but 304 Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Carbon Steel versions are also available. Various surface finishes are available.
Sometimes termed an “axial flow impeller”, the Pitched Blade Turbine is especially suited for high speed liquid/solid applications where tank baffles may be impractical. Direction of fluid flow can be up or down depending on the pitch. The pitch angle can vary between 0° and 90° from the vertical.