How Homogenizing Cell Technology Works

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Tal Shechter
Feb 13, 2017
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How Homogenizing Cell Technology Works

Homogenization, also known as micronization or particle size reduction, is an important processing step in a number of growing industries, including pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, and food. This critical processing step allows for active ingredients to assimilate more readily into a number of given mediums – creams or sauces, for example – to create an ideal texture, taste, and appearance. With benefits including increased product quality, improved customer satisfaction, and lower overall cost, it’s no wonder that more and more industries are seeking to implement the process of particle size reduction in their manufacturing process.

Regardless of your industry, if you are on the market for a new piece of homogenizing equipment, Pion's BEE brand offers a variety of homogenizers to meet the needs of your unique industry. But before choosing the right homogenizer for the job, it is important to understand the technology behind our powerful homogenizing equipment.  For us at Pion, that technology begins with our powerful homogenizing cell technology. Continue reading to learn more about this powerful technology and how it helps our homogenizers soar to the top of their class.

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Pion's Emulsifying Cell

At the heart of the homogenizing technology at Pion's BEE brand homogenizers, our patented EC – or emulsifying cell – can be found. This EC is a powerful tool, equipped with a number of unique and customizable options. The EC utilizes a number of mechanical forces, including shear, cavitation, and impact, to optimize new and improved products in the world of manufacturing. The EC is a modular device that can be setup easily to allow for a number of different process effects.

Pion's Process Flow Setups

Another powerful feature of our Emulsifying Cell is boundless customization. Along with the ability to control pressure, cavitation, impact, and shear, the process flow can also be controlled in any manner that you prefer.  This allows for guaranteed scale up from a laboratory setting to full blown manufacturing.

With a parallel flow setup, the product flows in one direction and exits from the opposite end of the nozzle of the emulsifying cell. In a reverse flow setup, the product is forced to flow back towards the nozzle, which creates an annular stream around the incoming jet stream, allowing for high shear. Finally, with a dual jet setup, two product inlets are used with two nozzles to create two jets of product, allowing for the most intense process.

We at Pion pride ourselves on offering homogenizing equipment with the most customization on the market to allow for the best overall customer experience. To learn even more about our technology and line of homogenizers, please contact us today.

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