Multifunction Laboratory Mixers
• 10 or 20-litre product capacity
• High-speed bottom mounted emulsifying mixer
• Top mounted gentle agitator with flexible scraper
• Simultaneous high shear mixing and sidewall agitation
• Vacuum capability
• Powered lift for tank lid
• Inlet funnel and valve
• FT142 has UHT Capability: 140°C, 3 bar
• Large diameter hygienic outlet valve
• Full instrumentation
• Jacketed vessel for indirect heating and cooling
•Optional direct heating using steam
• Viewing window with light and wiper
• Range of process options
The multifunction batch process systems designed for the hygienic processing of up to either 10 or 20 litres of product, depending on the option selected. Each system comprises of the jacketed mixing tank, a high speed mixer, a gentle agitator, a vacuum system, steam heating and water cooling of the jacket, water flush for the shaft seals and an electronic control panel. Direct steam heating of the vessel can be provided as an option.
The capable of processing at 95% vacuum and up to 100°C temperature. The extends the performance into UHT processing at up to 140°C and 3 bar pressure.
Each tank is fitted with a large diameter (51mm) manual outlet valve and a 25mm manual inlet valve complete with inlet funnel. All contact surfaces are 316 Stainless Steel. The vessels are equipped with a temperature sensor, a safety cut-out switch and a sight glass with a light and wiper. The clamped lid has a powered lift mechanism for easy raising. The heating/cooling jacket can be pressurised and is fitted with a safety valve.
A high speed mixing head with variable speed control is provided in the bottom of the vessel, carefully positioned in relation to the outlet valve to allow easy drainage. The standard mixing head is a double bladed knife. Other heads can be provided on special request, such as single knife or a mixer with a stator ring. Stator rings are available with different hole sizes from 1mm up.
A slow speed gentle agitator is fitted on the vessel lid. This is a double arm agitator with a flexible scraper on one arm to prevent burn on of the product to the side of the vessel.
A liquid ring vacuum pump is used when required to process below atmospheric pressure. A combined pressure and vacuum gauge is used to display the tank pressure. The includes a cooler on the connecting pipe to the vacuum pump. Options are available for automatic vacuum control and for a condensation collector with a sight glass in the vacuum line.
The mechanical seals on the rotating shafts are automatically flushed with water via a solenoid valve, activated together with the motors.