SPX’s offering of homogenizer products are comprised of world-leading legacy brands Gaulin, Rannie, and APV. The Gaulin name is well known as Auguste Gaulin invented the homogenizer in the late 1800s which was used to treat or prevent creaming in milk.
Today applications for homogenizers are numerous and include applications in the dairy, food & beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and industrial markets.
The basic description of how a homogenizer works is that it takes the fluid from the output of a positive displacement pump and forces the fluids through a valve creating tremendous turbulence that mixes, disperses, and disrupts the particles in the fluid stream.
While homogenizers are well known to the dairy and food market, there are many applications in industry that may not be as well known. Homogenizers can produce stable emulsions, dispersions and mixes. They can improve chemical reaction processes utilizing lower temperatures and using less time. Homogenization can benefit reductions in catalyzing substances by increasing in the surface area of the micronized particles. Homogenizers can improve the quality and color in pigments and paints. They may also provide viscosity control of products and optimize the amount of additives required for a process providing the most efficient process.
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