Precision Mixing Technology
JBW Systems, Inc. has been in business since 1990. We have only one product, the JBW Mixing System, so total dedication to the finest service and delivery is one of our goals.
Our main goal is to make a mixing system with superior agitation, strength, and durability; and to ship each mixer on-time, every-time.
The founder of JBW Systems, Inc. has been in the paint industry since 1965. This is what he says about mixing: “Coaters continue to upgrade their facility to improve the quality of their products. But most of them continue to use out-dated methods of mixing.
The first step in any coating operation is proper agitation. The cost of coatings is determined by the amount of solids. Solids settle to the bottom of the container and if not agitated properly, you leave your money on the bottom of the container. When this happens other costly problems may occur: ( 1) color and/or gloss problems, (2) line-speed adjustments, (3) scrap material etc. By using the JBW Mixing System it will dramatically reduce these problems because it was designed to draw from the bottom of the container for complete utilization of your pigmented products.
The total system weighs less than 45 pounds making it easy to transport. The operator takes the system to the drum/mini-bulk tank rather than the drum to a stationary mixing system.
Simplified Drive System
Compared to traditional systems that use a gear-reducer, the JBW Mixing System implements a 4HP direct-drive air motor suitable for use in an explosive atmosphere.
The JBW Mixing System can be converted from a drum to a mini-bulk tank mixer with just an addition of a shaft extender (the viscosity and volume of the material determines whether one or two impellers are needed). The JBW Mixing System effectively eliminates the need for drums with built-in agitators.
The impeller is designed to pump large volumes of liquids from the bottom of the container. It creates a flow pattern above and below the impeller allowing for complete sediment disbursement throughout the container. This makes for less mixing time compared to traditional propellers. The impeller is designed for low shear and reduces air entrapment by not creating a large vortex.
The shaft and the impeller are made of 316 stainless steel for strength and durability.
Reduces Fugitive Emissions
The extruded, aluminum top, is called the Fugitive Emission Reduction Cover, or FERC, for short. This top completely covers both drums and mini-bulk tanks thus it also works as a fire retardant as well as reducing emissions. It is designed so that the sides lift up, allowing the operator full access to the containers for placement of pumps and/or the addition of other materials.
Because of the Clean Air Act #101- 549 of 1990, the E.P.A. is addressing issues concerning fugitive emissions. We have designed a special top for the JBW Mixing System. We call it the Fugitive Emission Reduction Cover (FERC). The FERC completely covers the container during the mixing process – thus reducing the amount of fugitive emissions (solvent, etc.) that are released into the air. The FERC also reduces the amount of solvent that needs to be added back to the coating product to maintain viscosity. The FERC is a fire containment system and it addresses OSHA’s requirement for enclosing “open shafts” for user safety. Although the FERC completely covers the container, it has been designed to allow the operator easy access for all normal opera ting procedures. The JBW Mixing System is adaptable and lightweight (less than 40 pounds), has a simplified drive system, reduces fugitive emissions, gives superior agitation, has varied applications and is low cost.