Mixing and Dispersing Solution for Food and Beverage Processing
SPX has added an innovative new modular process technology to its family of mixing and dispersing equipment. The new APV Cavitator offers breakthrough benefits for heating liquids without scale build-up as well as provides solutions for many of the most difficult mixing and dispersing challenges for food and beverage processing. The APV Cavitator is based on technology exclusively licensed from Hydro Dynamics, Inc. for sanitary applications. SPX has extensively tested and enhanced the Cavitator design for maximum performance at its Innovation Center in Silkeborg, Denmark. Named for the powerful effects of shockwaves produced from the collapse of "controlled cavitation" bubbles, the APV Cavitator works by taking a fluid into the machine housing, where it is passed through a controlled cavitation field created by the reactor's spinning rotor. The unique design uses the intense force of cavitation in a controlled manner, rather than typical impellers or blades to process materials, increasing the mass transfer rate. Additionally, the cavitation effects are achieved without damage to metal surfaces. The APV Cavitator can be considered a next generation offering and a paradigm shift in the mixing industry where process intensification, acceleration and the replacement of batch processing with continuous processing are necessary to compete in a global economy. This advanced technology can be used for a multitude of sanitary applications ranging from pasteurization to low-pressure homogenization.