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.
- How can I get rid of agglomerates in my mix?
- Does Silverson sell used equipment?
- When would you choose an In-Line mixer over a static mixer?
- When would you choose an In-Line mixer over a Batch machine?
- Single- or triple-stage In-Line Mixers; which is best?
- Is there a formula for scale-up?
- How can I mix without incorporating air?
- What particle size can I achieve with a Silverson High Shear mixer?
- What droplet/globule size can I achieve when forming an emulsion?
- What is the difference between an In-Line mixer and a shear pump
- Where can I see a Silverson High Shear mixer in action?
- Are Silverson mixers 3-A approved?
- Does Silverson offer worldwide support?
- Can Silverson offer mixers for sanitary duties?
- I’m developing a new product – how can I be sure my mixing process is going to work?
- We produce a number of different products: can I use a Silverson for more than one application?
- Why use a high shear mixer rather than a simple agitator?