High Shear Mixing FAQs

Q: Is there a formula for scale-up?

A: There are theories and formulas put forward as the key to scale-up, but the mixing characteristics of high shear rotor/stator mixers are complex and no single rule can reliably be applied. Rotor tip speed, workhead design, power input, volume turnover, liquid rheology (characteristics of the liquid under shear) and viscosity all affect the end result. However, with more than 70 years’ experience in helping clients solve some of the most difficult mixing challenges, Silverson can offer expert advice and ensure you obtain the right mixer for your application.