Pilot-scale in-line mixer reproduces production scale
Going from the lab to production scale has always been a challenge. With the new Silverson Verso, it’s become less of one.
‘The Verso reproduces what we can do on a production scale,’ explains David Rothman, director of Silverson Machines. ‘It gives clients the ability to start scaling accurately with smaller volumes than they were able to previously.’
A bench top in-line mixer, the Verso is ideal for pilot-scale or laboratory applications. Controlled from a digital operating touch pad, it offers excellent reproducibility when scaling up, and with a tachometer, ammeter and programmable timer, it provides an accurate and easy method of forecasting the performance of larger in-line mixers under full-scale conditions.
The Verso complements Silverson’s lab range of equipment, providing the next step in the scale-up process. The 1 hp machine has a self-pumping flow rate of 6.5 US gallons/minute (depending on product viscosity).
‘We developed the Verso as a direct response to customer requests. Our customers wanted an interim size machine that could allow them to streamline their scale-up process,’ says Rothman. ‘Our production scale UHS Series in-line mixers can be used with single or multistage rotor/stator configurations, so we have included that option with the Verso as well.’
A full range of interchangeable workheads is available for the Verso, allowing it to perform the widest range of mixing duties, including blending, emulsifying, homogenising, solubilising, suspending, dispersing, particle size reduction and reaction acceleration.