Processing Magazine

Dynamic In-line Mixer adapts to changing product life cycles

January 14, 2009

A dynamic in-line mixer for lean manufacturing environments that features a patented modular design to let users easily adapt to different products and recipes is available from Bematek Systems, Inc. of Salem, Massachusetts. The Bematek LZ Series Sanitary Dynamic In-Line Mixer features a modular mixing head that consists of stators and high speed rotors that can create from 1 to 12 shear action zones for applications ranging from emulsion and dispersion to particle size reduction. Easily adapting to rapidly changing product life cycles, all product passes through this in-line mixing head. Producing shear rates up to 200,000 per second in each shear action zone, the Bematek LZ Series Sanitary Dynamic In-Line Mixer is capable of emulsification, dispersion, and particle size reduction down to 1 micron in one pass through and can yield fully repeatable batch-to-batch results, eliminating recirculation and multiple mixers. USDA-, FDA-, and 3A-compliant.