The Ross X-Series Ultra-High Shear Mixer is ideal for products that require great uniformity in a dispersion or emulsion. This inline unit is often used in processes where exceptionally narrow particle size distributions are desired within a single pass. The system delivers more vigorous mixing, greater size reduction and higher throughput compared to conventional colloid mills. In certain applications, even formulations that previously warranted a move to expensive, high-pressure homogenizers can now be successfully produced in an ultra-high shear mixer. Sample applications include flavor emulsions, salad dressings, sauces, spreads, condiments, gum dispersions, fruit pulps, syrups and beverages.
The product consists of a precisely-machined stator with concentric rows of teeth and a matching rotor turning at tip speeds more than 11,000 ft./min. Process fluid enters the center of the generator and accelerates outward through channels in the intermeshing teeth of the rotor/stator. This subjects the product to intense mechanical and hydraulic shear — and thousands of shearing events in a single pass.
Charles Ross & Son Company, www.mixers.com