3 Key Features of Intensifier Pumping Systems

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David Shechter
Apr 12, 2017
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3 Key Features of Intensifier Pumping Systems

Homogenization, or particle size reduction, is, as the name suggests, the process of decreasing the size of particles. This popular technique is used in numerous industries for the manufacture of a wide variety of products, from pharmaceutical painkillers to anti-aging cream, and just about everything in between. But in order for homogenizers to do their job, the right technology is necessary. One such technology, one that is at the heart of our homogenizers, is Intensifier Pumping Systems.

We at Pion have our own proprietary pumping system, designed for heavy duty, leak free, and long life cycle operation. This rugged system is designed for use in a wide variety of industries, including cosmetic, biotech, and even food. Our pumping system is made up of intensifiers that are actuated and synchronized by PLC – Programmable Logic Controller – to deliver constant pressure and flow through the homogenizing cell. Continue reading to learn more about our intensifier pumping system, as well as three key features that makes this technology the top of its class.

High Pressure Cylinder

The high pressure cylinder, also known as the HP cylinder, takes in product that flows from the system inlet port. During the suction stroke of the pump, it enters the HP cylinder, where it is then pushed out to the emulsifying cell (EC) during the power stroke of the pump.


The isolator piece holds the hydraulic cylinder and the high pressure (HP) cylinder together, all while preventing cross contamination between the product fluid and hydraulic fluid.

Hydraulic Cylinder

Finally, the hydraulic cylinder, which is powered by the hydraulic power unit, takes in pressurized oil and pushes the hydraulic piston, which causes the piston to reciprocate.

These three sections of the intensifier pumping system work together to optimize the homogenization process, allowing for a process that is reliable, repeatable, and produces high-quality results. Other benefits of this technology include the following:

  • 5 different hydraulic cylinder sizes
  • 3 different high pressure cylinder sizes
  • Operating pressures of up to 45,000psi
  • Advanced intensifier controls allow for automation at the push of a button
  • Variable operating speeds to allow for the optimization of the process based on requirements
  • Ability to handle highly viscous materials
  • Long service life
  • Clean in Place (CIP) technology

To learn more about our proprietary intensifier pumping system, as well as more information on our wide variety of homogenizers, please contact us today.

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