A static mixer occupy an important place in the food processing industry because they are small, don’t consume energy, have nominal setup costs, and can be used for mixing both liquids and gases.
These types of mixers are also called motionless mixers because they have no moving parts. These simple devices are easy to set up and operate, and they help achieve homogenization without consuming electricity. The only energy they use is flow energy.
One company known for the manufacture and supply of different types of static mixers is Komax Systems Inc. Komax is recognized all over the world as the leader in developing static mixers and setting new standards to the static mixing technology.
Since 1973, Komax has been in business, developing static mixers for a variety of industries. Today, they also have over 40 mixing and heat transfer patents.
Static mixers are simple devices, easy to set up and operate. Static mixers aim to provide homogenization any without moving parts, unlike dynamic mixing technology. The only energy used by static mixers is flow energy. This is how the components are mixed uniformly.
The food processing industry is one of those industries where static mixers are regularly used. Static mixers are mostly used for mixing flavors, vitamins, preservatives and other elements in beverages.
There are different types of mixers available for different types of liquids. For instance, low turbulent liquids like fruit juices require a mixer different from the ones required by immiscible liquids or mixing gases with liquids.
Mixing liquids that contain solids also require a different type of mixer. An example of such a liquid is a fruit juice with pieces of fruit in it. The mixture has to be uniform and smooth, and also make sure that the fruit pieces remain intact. This is also applied in the diary processing industry.
A Komax static mixer create uniform and reproducible blends, because of the crossover flow channels. Since there are no moving parts, the maintenance work is minimal. For the food processing industry, the static mixer is made from hygienic and food grade materials.
The low forces mean the processing is gentle, and if the processes are semi-continuous, they can also be operated continuously. Easy maintenance and setup, lower investment and costs are some of the other benefits of a Komax static mixer.