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Flashblend fuels the need for speed

Silverson powder/liquid mixing system improves operating efficiencies

Claims for great speed mean nothing unless the highest quality standards back-up the manufacturing process. Customers can rely on Silverson for technologically advanced equipment that performs beyond expectations. Silverson, the company that sets industry standards for quality in high shear mixing equipment, introduces a new manual version of the Flashblend powder/liquid mixing system that can rapidly disperse ingredients in a fraction of the time normally assigned to conventional powder/liquid blending equipment. The high shear action overcomes the problems associated with incorporating even the most difficult powders within the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, toiletries and chemical industries.

The new Flashblend mixing system contains a specially modified Silverson high shear In-Line mixer coupled with a powder injector system and low-level powder feed hopper. During operation, powder is loaded into the low-level powder feed hopper, separated from the powder injector assembly by a manually operated valve.

The self-pumping Flashblend draws liquid from the process vessel, and forces it through the powder injector assembly at great velocity, creating a vacuum that is boosted by the action of the specially modified high shear mixer. Once the valve is opened, powder is drawn from the hopper into the injector system where it is instantly dispersed into the fluid stream. The powder/liquid mix passes immediately into the high shear rotor/stator mixer, which subjects the materials to intense, but focused mechanical and hydraulic shear, producing a totally agglomerate-free dispersion.

The entire operation concludes in a fraction of the time normally assigned to this type of mixing process. The Flashblend helps improve processing efficiencies, rapidly dispersing ingredients with varying levels of viscosity for any number of applications within the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, toiletries and chemical industries.