The latest development in high shear lab mixing – the new Silverson L5M-A – is ideal for all laboratory work, research and development, QA analysis and small scale production in all industries. The L5M-A Laboratory Mixer is suitable for the widest range of applications – mixing, emulsifying, homogenizing, disintegrating and dissolving – with an efficiency and flexibility unmatched by other machines. With a capacity from 1ml up to 12 liters and the ability to mix in-line with flow rates up to 20 liters/minute, they offer excellent reproducibility when scaling up to full-scale production and provide an accurate and easy means of forecasting the performance of larger Silverson machines under full-scale working conditions.
Silverson Mixer Homogenizers are fast and efficient and are capable of producing a fine droplet or particle size, typically in the range of 2 – 5 microns. This degree of homogenization is suitable for the vast majority of products, such as creams and ointments, lotions, sauces and flavor emulsions.
Silverson offers a range of in-tank and In-Line mixer homogenizers for these applications. The precision-machined Silverson workhead generates exceptionally high shear rates in a three stage process that rapidly homogenizes the product to the required uniformity.
For the few applications that demand submicron particle or globule sizes a high-pressure homogenizer may be required. Where this is the case, passing the product through a high shear Silverson Mixer Homogenizer first will dramatically improve throughput, process efficiency and reduce operating costs. This is because a high-pressure homogenizer works better when fed with a premix of uniform and fine globule or particle size, allowing the product to pass through the homogenizer at a much faster rate, normally in a single pass.