What are Inline Homogenizers Used For?

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Tal Shechter
Oct 31, 2017
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What are Inline Homogenizers Used For?

One important question to answer when beginning any manufacturing project requiring homogenization, micronization, or particle size reduction is an obvious one: what is homogenization, and what are homogenizers used for? Finding out the answers to these two important questions is an important first step in determining the type of homogenizer to purchase and ultimately use.  Various types of homogenizers exist, all with a multitude of pros and cons. In this article, we will focus on discussing one especially popular type of homogenizer -- the Inline Homogenizer.

Inline Homogenizers are designed to handle all types of tasks, including emulsifying, suspending, dispersing, and blending. These homogenizers are used in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biological, and chemical. What makes inline homogenizers unique? One key feature is the fact that they are positioned within the production line, aligned with the flow of product.  Inline homogenization is different from other types of homogenization, such as batch homogenization, where large amounts of ingredients are mixed in a standalone unit before going through the homogenization process.

Inline homogenizers are suitable for applications where larger quantities are needed for production. Since they are able to be installed right on the production line, they are especially useful for applications where continuous processing and homogenization is needed during the manufacturing process.

The benefits of inline homogenization are endless. Not only is inline homogenization a faster process, especially in situations where larger quantities are being produced, it is also a more economical option, since additional mixing tanks and vessels are usually not needed. Inline homogenization also ensures consistency throughout a production run, since homogenization is occurring continuously on the production line.

Pion offers a wide variety of inline homogenizers to meet the need of virtually any industry. Our Laboratory, Pilot and Industrial Homogenizers are suitable for all production needs, from small scale R&D applications up to full scale, 24/7 industrial operations. Our DeBEE 4000 homogenizer offers the following features and benefits:

  • Complete Automation, Compliance, and Production Capacity of 120 LPH and up
  • Multiple Vertical Process Intensifiers
  • An advanced, user-friendly interface
  • CE Compliant
  • Pharma/Bio/Food Sanitary
  • Synchronized Pump System for Constant Pressure
  • Advanced Data Collection and Gathering
  • Clean in Place (CIP)
  • Programmable Maintenance Schedule with Alarms
  • In-line Spare Intensifier
  • User Management
  • Data Trending

For more information on the Inline Homogenizers in our assortment, as well as our full suite of homogenization equipment, please contact us. We are looking forward to assisting you with your next homogenization project.

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