Mixing and Dispersing Technology
The APV Cavitator, part of SPX’s family of mixing and dispersing equipment, offers benefits for heating liquids without scale build-up and provides solutions for many of the most difficult mixing and dispersing challenges for food and beverage processing. It 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 design uses the 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. This technology can be used for a multitude of sanitary applications ranging from pasteurization to low-pressure homogenization.