High Shear In-Line Mixers - How It Works

Silverson’s line of high shear In-Line mixers offers a great many advantages to the processor - speed, versatility, self-pumping, aeration-free, guaranteed efficiency. At the heart of every mixer is Silverson’s high performance rotor/stator workhead.


Stage 1

The high-speed rotation of the rotor blades within the precision-machined mixing workhead exerts a powerful suction, drawing liquid and solid materials into the rotor/stator assembly.


Stage 2

Centrifugal force then drives the materials towards the periphery of the workhead where they are subjected to a milling action in the precision-machined clearance between the ends of the rotor blades and the inner wall of the stator.


Stage 3

This is followed by intense hydraulic shear as the materials are forced, at high velocity, out through the perforations in the stator, then through the machine outlet and along the pipework. At the same time, fresh materials are continually drawn into the workhead, maintaining the mixing and pumping cycle.


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