The Ekato FD Agitator mixer is a medium consistency chemical mixer. The reliable and rugged FD agitator has provided long, trouble free service in harsh, demanding applications. For open or closed tanks, the FD agitator is the industry standard of reliability and technology in mixing. Our customer, Archer Daniels Midland, a chemical plant in South Carolina, was in need of a better solution for this mixer. The Ekato FD is positioned vertically, and needed positive sealing to prevent the loss of lubrication. Before Isomag bearing isolators were introduced, the plant was using lip seals. However the lip seals only help up for a short amount of time, and wore a groove in the shaft. They needed a better solution.
Isomag bearing isolators are unique in that they are both a positive seal but also do not damage the shafts on the host equipment. The plant was introduced to Isomag bearing isolators through a channel partner in 2008, and are still running today.
A brochure for Isomag bearing isolators can be found here. Also as a reminder, Isomag bearing isolators can be custom made to fit your machine. Contact our customer service team and we will help you find the ideal solution for your needs.