Stirring allows for the homogenization of mixable liquids and the stir-up of solid particles in liquids. Differences in temperature or concentration are balanced more efficiently during stirring. Additionally, the stirring of liquids speeds up the dissolution process and increases the speed of chemical reactions. Stirring is widely used in schools and universities as well as the biotechnology, chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Wherever chemical products are produced and processed, you will find stirring.
Classic stirring is a convenient mixing process when the liquid's movement or low shearing demands can be met by that particular application.
IKA's product portfolio of laboratory stirrers stands out due to its various stirring techniques, tools, drives and range of speeds.
Stirring can also be combined with other processes, such as heating, tempering and measuring.