Traditional mixing technology is no longer sufficient for the food and beverage industry plants. Not only do the plants need uniformity and consistency, but they are also looking for energy savings and more cost-effective solutions. The biggest areas of equipment that the industry wanted improvements on static mixers, steam heaters, and tank heaters.
The Role of Sanitary Static Mixers
Static mixers must meet the sanitary options and clean in place (CIP) features. Sanitary requirements are stringent in both the food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.
Static mixers are at the forefront of food and beverage production. Which makes it a significant piece of equipment. Komax understands the importance, which is why they created a motionless sanitary static mixer that can produce blends in a variety of densities. The Komax mixer can handle solids, viscous liquids, and light fluids.
There are many applications that require inline static mixers. Here are just a few examples:
The Komax design has no moving parts and sanitary tri-clover end fittings. The design is to keep production lines moving with little to no downtime.
Inline Direct Injection Steam Heaters are an integral part of production, which is why Komax decided to expand upon the traditional design in order to cook and heat. The sanitary steam heater has a static mixing module built into it. The six chambers are able to provide uniform heating throughout the flow process. There are no moving parts and operates on low steam levels.
What makes this design so appealing is that it helps plants cut their fuel costs. Plants have reported that with the Sanitary Steam Heater they have cut up to 28% of their energy budget. The efficiency is causing a buzz in the industry.
Finally, Komax realized that the scepter tank heater needed some redesign with the improvements in the other pieces of equipment. The improved model is vibration-free while being completely efficient.
The scepter tank heater provides direct steam injection with a stirring action to hold both particulates and solids in suspension thanks to the sparger. This action achieves a uniform temperature throughout the tank.
The Komax team understands that while many of the needs are the same within the food and beverage industry. There are specific modifications for each individual plant and the engineers can create customized solutions. If your plant needs to be energy-efficient while exceeding production expectations, we can help.