The machines are designed for applications in the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries
GEA has recently extended its range of homogenisers with the GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 and the GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.
The Ariete model completes the series for medium and large sized process lines and closes a gap in this series: It features up to 1500 bar, with increased flow rate capacity between 200 and 1200 bar. Like all Ariete homogenisers, it can be customised with more than 300 options for easy integration into any sanitary or aseptic process line. With a range of available materials, low running speed and linear plunger velocity, Ariete models perform even with abrasive and viscous products, the company says.
The GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer is a three-piston tabletop unit for the treatment of emulsions, dispersions and nanoparticles for various applications. Constructed with high-grade, high-performance super duplex stainless steel plus special, high-wear-resistant materials, the machine can operate with a range of products, GEA says. Suitable for product development and small production batches of between 1 l/h and 100 l/h, the design enables the machine to process challenging products such as sticky or highly viscous emulsions, preparations with micro and nanofibers as well as products containing pieces or crystals. This makes it suitable for even sophisticated applications such as plant-based dairy alternatives, food ingredients and the production of nanocellulose, the company says.
The plug & play unit has been specially designed to meet the demands of laboratory testing as well as small-scale batches. Featuring three pistons, the machine ensures high performance in terms of product flow stability and homogenisation. Reduced pulsations reportedly allow for smooth and gentle processing as well as quiet running. The TriplexPanda is actuated by a camshaft transmission system, allowing maintenance-free operation. Due to its CIP capability, the liquid end guarantees full cleanability with no dead spots.
The unit is available in two versions for continuous operation up to 400 bar with a maximum flow rate of 100 l/h or 600 bar for up to 60 l/h. All the company’s homogenisers are designed according to the EU safety rules (CE standards) and comply with other relevant industry certifications and guidelines such as USDA, FDA, 3-A, ATEX, EHEDG and cGMP.