The sanitary static mixer comes with an all-stainless steel blender and static mixer that are ideal for processing miscible fluids. This is regardless of their viscosity, flow rates, or density.
These mixers are widely used to instantly dilute juice concentrates, colorants, and flavors in processed foods; cutting of tomato paste; or to gently heat up chocolate syrups. These are also known for their low shear characteristics that gently mix fruit with yogurt while also evenly distributing jelly on melted peanut butter.
Thus these mixers have now become indispensable to the pharmaceutical & drug production, flavoring and/or coloring, biotechnology, dairy, food processing, ice cream manufacturing, syrup & beverage, and fruit juice concentrate manufacturing industries.
A sanitary static mixer enables fluid to flow through a pipe, channeling it through multiple mixing elements by way of a geometric arrangement. The housing’s element geometry makes the flow to first divide and then mix, dividing again and finally mixing till the process is complete.
Subsequently, the flow keeps continuing in a pipe as is usually seen in traditional batch mixing in tanks. The difference here is that the degree of mixing homogeneity is precisely controllable within a sanitary static mixer.
The mixer’s housing, internals, base, and shafting are all made from 316 stainless steel to ensure maximum hygiene. Its unique radial heads and dual stage axial provide optimal flow and throughput.
In addition, the generated shear rates ensure reduction of particle and droplet size to 3-5 microns along with excellent distribution. It is also possible to generate droplets and reduce particle size to one micron even with pressure fluctuations, uneven flow patterns, jolts, and bumps.
Some processors use a sanitary static mixer for a single pass continuous mix after upstream powder addition. Others re-circulate the product back by using a batch reactor to blend for about three to five minutes. These mixers are, moreover, cost-effective, easy-to-install and require minimal maintenance.
When you install a sanitary static mixer with radial and axial stators in your food processing unit, you can rest assured that you will attain higher efficiency as also high shear continuous mixing.
Your maintenance costs, moreover, will be low as there are hardly any shims, wear sleeves or bushings. These are designed for rapid inspection disassembly and cleaning and are CIP-able also.