Ultra-High Shear Mixer

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-02-02-2016, Volume 40, Issue 2

The Ross X-Series is a clean-in-place (CIP) ready ultra-high shear mixer for inline emulsification, particle size reduction, and homogenization.

The Ross X-Series is a clean-in-place (CIP) ready ultra-high shear mixer for inline emulsification, particle size reduction, and homogenization. It features a patented rotor/stator that runs at speeds more than 11,000 ft/min and forces product through concentric rows of intermeshing teeth. The combination of high fluid velocity and close tolerances between interlocking channels in the rotor/stator subjects the product to mechanical and hydraulic shear in a single pass. CIP-ready models are driven by a washdown-duty motor. All wetted parts are type 316 stainless steel machined to 32 Ra finish. The mix chamber, rated for 150 psig at 250 °F, includes tri-clamp inlet/outlet connections, and can be supplied with a heating/cooling jacket. It is designed for thorough cleaning and disinfection, with no dead zones where product can collect. The X-Series is equipped with a heavy-duty bearing assembly that comprises an oil sump with cooler and circulation pump for use in continuous operations. 

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