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Mixing & Blending

By SPX Corporation

Mixing, stirring and blending of products are fundamental operations in liquid processing and have a high impact on the quality of the end product. Often a fluid consists of components that are either dissolved or contain a dispersion of particles of different sizes such as milk, which consists of fat, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and water.

Mixing & Blending

SPX offers market-leading brands for standalone mixers and complete mixing and blending systems:

  • APV Flex-Mix Family
  • Bran+Luebbe PENTAX Line
  • LIGHTNIN SanStar Line
  • Waukesha Cherry-Burrell S-Series Mixer Line

The right mixing solution is imperative for the best qualities and efficiencies in a process line. SPX has vast expertise in this area and is able to provide you with a choice of the broadest range of mixing equipment options available from any single supplier. We will work with you to determine the best solution for your application and to achieve the results you want for your business.

Through the use of our Innovation Centres we will help you test, evaluate and compare mixing solutions to determine where cost savings and quality improvements may be made. These centres reduce the time and expense of developing new mixing applications and you can make use of our extensive experience in scaling up lab designs for guaranteed full-scale performance.

You can choose to work with us in three ways:

  • Scaled-down tests using your actual product
  • Process, material simulation (computational fluid dynamics modelling)
  • Full-scale performance tests, on or off-site

Through our state-of-the-art testing facility, our broad product line and our highly qualified network of sales engineers, you are sure to find the mixing option that solves your problem and improves your processes.

SPX products for mixing and blending needs:

  • Static Mixers
  • Liquid / Powder Mixers
  • Liquid / Liquid Mixers
  • Vacuum Mixers
  • Bench Mixers
  • Top Entry Mixers
  • Side Entry mixer
  • Aeration Mixers

Blending & Deaeration

Blending and deaeration systems ensure uniform mixing of multiple ingredients and increase production by replacing traditional batch processes. Product consistency enhances product quality, improves taste and in some cases, extends shelf-life. SPX offer the leading brands of APV, Bran+Luebbe and Gerstenberg Schröder in this process area.

Blending systems include:

  • Continuous mayonnaise/salad dressing processing
  • Ketchup, sauce, and salsa processing
  • Jam and jelly blending system
  • Yogurt/whole fruit blending system
  • Pickle juice blending system

SPX offers continuous mayonnaise and salad dressing processing systems which provide high capacity, optimization of process control and overall reduction of production costs.

  • The ketchup, sauce and salsa processing system features manual and programmable computer control for quick and efficient product recipe changeovers.
  • The jam and jelly blending system replaces batch production, allowing you to process more flavours during seasonal production.
  • The yogurt/fruit blending system proportions fruit accurately and blends it thoroughly into the yogurt base.

Deaeration systems are used in applications such as juices, jams and jellies, diet beverages, alcohol-based beverages, milk, cream, yogurt, desserts, purée, baby food, ketchup and sauces.

Our blending and deaeration systems will deliver:

  • Flexibility - easy integration with existing lines
  • Economic production - low running costs
  • Ease of cleanability - fully CIP-able
  • Food safety - highest hygiene standards
  • Maximum run time - pro-active service agreements (i.e. crack testing) identify and rectify possible faults