SPX® FLOW, a global process solutions enterprise, has launched two new APV® Rannie® and Gaulin® homogeniser models. With more than 120 years of experience innovating homogenisers, the new 57T and 77T models add to the already high-profile line available from SPX FLOW and its APV brand.
The latest additions to the homogeniser portfolio are designed to deliver powerful performance and make operation and maintenance easier for a wide range of industries, including dairy, food, beverage, pharmaceuticals and personal care. No matter the application, these new models are designed to meet the specific needs of the user.
The 57T and 77T homogenisers use a three-plunger reciprocating pump and incorporate a durable slow speed power end that, paired with the low and compact design, improves performance and reliability.
To ensure the homogenisers are easy to use, the new models are more ergonomic with a single point of control and direct visibility to all internal and external indicators. The homogenisers’ new design offers easy access to all service areas, saving time and money by simplifying inspection and reducing maintenance.
Modular electrical controls allow for easy installation and an optional programmable logic computer (PLC) operator control cabinet is available to automate and integrate the controls as well as providing alarm monitoring.
In addition to the standard specification, users may select several options for the homogenisers, creating a solution that fits their needs. These optional modules include various enhanced liquid end block designs, homogenising valve materials, control panels, vibration sensors and explosion-proof designs.
“The new 57T and 77T models have been designed around less maintenance, ease of serviceability, minimum downtime and enhanced performance” explained Con O’Driscoll, Global Project Manager, Dispersion Products at SPX FLOW. “The technological advances in our homogeniser solutions promote product stability, consistency and viscosity that can lead to a more uniform product and extended shelf life.”
The new homogenisers build on SPX FLOW’s rich experience and research and development from its Innovation Centres, while understanding the needs of modern processing plants. SPX FLOW Innovation Centres use state-of-the-art processing equipment and knowledge of industry experts to test and develop innovative new homogenisation ideas for customers.
“While dairy is still a key market for homogenisers, we are seeing growth in other sectors looking for a more consistent product, including lubricants, cosmetics and biotechnology. We are confident that the new range will enable more markets to benefit from the value homogenisation can bring to their products.”