The bottom side entry agitators are used in process and storage tanks in the applications of the food-processing industry.
The main application is agitation of low viscosity products like wine, oil, milk, beer, alcohol, etc. in large volume tanks.

Operating principle

The LR agitators are driven by geared motors and the LM agitators are provided with direct motors.
These agitators are installed in a slanted position.
The rotation of the propeller creates a flow that impells the product to the bottom of the tank and then raises up to the surface along the wall opposite to the agitator. The effect is promoted if the bottom is curved.
The agitator is installed decentralized to enhance the circular flow. Thus a complete homogenization of the product is achieved.

Design and features

Side-entry agitator.
Internal mechanical seal: EN12756 (DIN 24960 L1K).
Economical for use in large volume tanks.
Robust and sanitary design.
Easy maintenance.
The propeller fixed to the shaft by means of a threaded connection and a gasket.
Helical geared motors.
Motor: 3 ph, 230/400 V, 50 Hz, IP55, 1500 rpm.
Marine propeller (Type10).


Parts in contact with the product: AISI 316L
Lantern and bearing support: GG 15
Mechanical seal: C/SiC/EPDM
Gaskets: EPDM
Surface finish: electropolished


SiC/SiC mechanical seal.
Double mechanical seal.
Gaskets: FPM.
Safety packing.
High flow (Type 19) propeller for LR agitators.
¼” BSP ball valve for venting or dosing.
St.St. motor shroud.
Motors with other protections.
ATEX (LR) model available.