Agitators have minimum B-10 bearing life of 100,000 hr.

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Prochem PB and MD belt-driven, side-entering agitators feature standard belt drive service factor of 1.3 with optional 1.5 and 2.0 available. They suit applications such as pulp and paper, flue gas desulphurization, petroleum blending and storage. Configurable units use Ultra VX belts and sheaves.

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Prochem® PB and MD Agitators Provide Performance Advantages in Demanding Side-Entering Applications

Dayton, Ohio -Chemineer, Inc. offers two proven, high performance lines of Prochem belt-driven, side-entering agitators. The Prochem PB and MD side-entering agitators provide high quality performance in a variety of demanding applications such as pulp and paper, flue gas desulphurization, petroleum blending and storage. The belt-driven, side entering agitators provide easy-to-maintain configurations that minimize downtime and maintenance costs.

The Prochem PB Series features a unique pillow block design that dramatically reduces the cost of bearing maintenance. The Prochem® MD Series features a user-friendly modular design that incorporates an easily accessible shaft bearing cartridge for convenient maintenance.

Other product features of the side-entering agitators include:

o Standard belt drive service factor is 1.3 with optional 1.5 and 2.0 available
o Minimum B-10 bearing life of 100,000 hours
o Shafts designed to handle up to 10 times the normal operating load at full torque
o Ultra VX belts and sheaves are used on both the PB and MD agitators
o A variety of impellers, including the HE-3 which provides high pumping and low shear rates as well as the high efficiency Maxflo WSE impeller. With a bolted-blade construction, maximum pumping action and a hydrodynamic design for greater cavitation resistance, the Maxflo WSE provides superior performance characteristics in side-entering applications.

Chemineer, Inc., a part of the Process Solutions Group of Robbins & Myers, Inc., is dedicated exclusively to mixing technology and the manufacture of quality equipment for fluid agitation applications. Chemineer has operations in Dayton, OH; North Andover, MA; Ontario; Derby, England; Mexico, D.F.; Singapore; China and India. For more information, visit,

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