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FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer

The Silverson FMX5 is a Laboratory scale version of the Flashmix Powder/Liquid mixer, it operates on the same principle as its larger counterparts and provides an accurate and easy means of predicting the performance of the Flashmix in the laboratory, helping to streamline the scale-up process. The FMX5 has been tested on a wide range of powders, giving comparable results to the production scale Flashmix. These powders include gums (CMC, Guar, Gum Arabic, Pectin, Xanthan), Carbopol, Bentonite and many others across a range of industries.

The FMX5 provides a simple, effective and sanitary means of powder/liquid mixing on a laboratory scale. The unit is suitable for small scale manufacturing and R&D work and is able to process higher viscosity mixes.

Features:

  • Powerful 1 hp (0.75kW) single phase motor with infinitely variable speed control.
  • All wetted parts are in grade 316L stainless steel.
  • Touch pad control panel with digital tachometer, programmable integral timer and amperage display.
  • Interchangeable rotor/stator arrangements.
  • 1 liter stainless steel hopper as standard; other types are available to assist with flow of more cohesive powders.
  • Typical batch size up to 10 liters, depending on viscosity.

How It Works

Designed with a Flashmix-style pumping rotor the FMX5 offers a unique method of incorporating powders into liquid, producing an agglomerate-free and homogeneous product at laboratory scale.

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer
Stage 1

The specially modified Silverson Verso Laboratory scale In-Line mixer recirculates liquid from the process vessel through the FMX5 at high velocity.

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer
Stage 2

The powder feed valve is opened, and the high pumping action of the In-Line mixer forces the powder into the liquid stream.

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer
Stage 3

The powder and liquid components are introduced straight into the high shear zone of the mixer, and are instantaneously combined as they are subjected to intense mechanical and hydraulic shear. The resultant mix is passed back to the vessel by the self-pumping Flashmix.


Product Videos

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer
Flashmix - How It Works

Workheads

​A comprehensive range of workheads and screens is available for all Silverson high shear mixers. These easily interchangeable workheads offer great versatility by allowing any machine to be adapted to perform a wide range of mixing operations including emulsifying, homogenizing, disintegrating, dissolving, dispersing, blending, particle size reduction and de-agglomerating. Changing from one head or screen to another is quick and simple.

Technical Information

The FMX5 provides simple, effective and hygienic means of incorporating powders into liquids at laboratory scale.

The FMX5 can also be specified as an Ultra-Sanitary model the FMX5 UHS.

Materials of Construction
All product contact parts are in 316L Stainless steel.  
Motor Specifications
1hp (750W) 110 volt, single phase (220 volt optional), 60 Hz. Nominal maximum speed 9000 rpm.
Inlet and outlet connections
1” Tri-clamp fitting (via adaptor on outlet). 
Sealing
Single mechanical shaft seals as standard. UHS specification model available for sanitary applications; this offers single or double mechanical sealing arrangements.
Valves
Ball valve for powder feed.
Cleaning
Designed for Clean-In-Place (CIP) operation.
Hopper
Stainless steel 1 litre hopper standard capacity. Other hopper designs available as optional extras.
Vessel Package
A vessel package including stand, valve and pipework for optimum set-up is available.

FMX5 Laboratory Scale Powder/Liquid Mixer
HP R.P.M A B C D E F
1 9,000 23 ⅝ 7 ⅞ 5 ⅛ 17 ½ 5 4 316

All dimensions shown are in inches. The dimensions shown are approximate only and certified diagrams should be used for installation purposes. Silverson reserves the right to change dimensions and specifications without notice.

Mixer Options

FMX5 UHS - US
FMX5 UHS

The FMX5 UHS is recommended for sanitary applications and clean industries. This model offers single or double mechanical sealing arrangements.

Verso Vessel Package - US
Verso Vessel Package

The Verso can be supplied with a Vessel Package comprising a 20 liter stainless steel vessel, vessel stand and valve.

Verso-HV High Viscosity mixer - US
Verso-HV High Viscosity mixer

As well as a full range of production machines, Silverson offers a laboratory scale model. The Silverson Verso-HV is designed for processing higher viscosity mixes than the standard Verso model. This model incorporates the same unique and innovative ‘pumping rotor’ design as the production scale HV In-Line mixer which substantially increases its self-pumping capacity and facilitates easy scale up to Silverson’s production scale UHS-HV Series In-Line mixers.

Flashmix – production scale powder/liquid mixer - US
Flashmix – production scale powder/liquid mixer

The Flashmix is a modular unit that provides a simple, effective and hygienic means of incorporating powders into liquids at production scale. The Flashmix range comprises three models, available with a number of options to suit a wide range of applications and batch sizes.

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