High Shear Models
Mixing Insight - SLIM Operates without Eductor
SLIM Eliminates Dust in Mixing Area
Optimize powder injection in your batch mixer
Accelerate bulk powder dispersion into liquid
Inline high shear mixers instantly boost batch production without disturbing existing equipment
Streamline your mixing process
Eliminate floating powders
SLIM technology is ideal for the rapid introduction of difficult to wet solids. The newest generation of powder injection systems - the Batch or Inline Solid-Liquid Injection Manifold, or “SLIM,” combines the mixing of powders and liquids simultaneously by injecting powders directly into a specially engineered high-shear rotor/stator mixer, where the powder is immediately dispersed into the liquid stream. In most applications, these new solid/liquid injection systems shorten mixing cycles dramatically.
Powders like fumed silica, titanium dioxide, gums and thickeners are difficult to wet out. Even with a strong vortex in an open vessel, they resist wetting out, and often float on the surface for hours. Our new SLIM technology enables you to wet out powders almost instantly. The SLIM system sucks solids directly into the high shear rotor-stator where they are immediately wetted out and dispersed into the liquid.
The rotor/stator generates an intense vacuum and sucks in powders and liquids into the rotor-stator area. A feed tube adjacent to the back of the rotor provides a path to inject solids directly into the stream. The solids are combined and mixed into the flowing stream at the same point, the mixer is capable of handling extraordinarily large volumes of solids without clogging.
- Typical Production Rates
- SLIM Inline Operating Theory
- Operation and Performance Criteria
- Use of Hose & Wand vs. Hopper
- Pumps & SLIM
- Installation Examples
As with any other mixer or blender, the process of specifying a powder induction system for your application is best accomplished working closely with your mixer manufacturer, in a testing laboratory. This gives you an opportunity to systematically assess the unit’s efficiency, working with your own ingredients, in a controlled setting. It also allows you to refine your mixing technique – an important step in optimizing the performance of any mixer.