New mixers combine innovative design with proven technology
The Flashmix is a simple, effective and economical solution for some of the most common powder/liquid mixing applications
Silverson has introduced a new powder/liquid mixer, the Flashmix, that combines the company’s innovative design philosophy with tried-and-tested methods.
The mixer is all about ease of use. The unit is easily installed into an existing process, with an ergonomic design that includes a low-level powder feed hopper and an optional sack table. Unlike most other powder/liquid mixers it requires no feed pump, simplifying operation and reducing power requirements.
‘The Flashmix is a simple, effective and economical solution for some of the most common powder/liquid mixing applications in the processing industries,’ says Peter Matthews, Silverson's technical manager. The mixer will rapidly wet out powders at rates of up to 5,000kg/hr to give a uniform, agglomerate-free mix time after time, he states.
The Verso reproduces what can be done on a production scale
Meanwhile for those working in the lab, making a successful transition to production scale has always been a challenge, but with the new Verso, it becomes less of one, according to mixing equipment manufacturer Silverson.
‘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, 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 1hp (0.75 kW) machine has a self-pumping flow rate of 1,500 litres/hour (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.