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News List News Release: 7/17/2012
New MegaShear Inline Mixer

The Ross MegaShear Ultra-High Shear Mixer is a patented inline rotor/stator designed for high-volume and high-throughput deagglomeration, emulsification, and homogenization requirements. Outperforming conventional high shear mixers, colloid mills and even expensive high pressure homogenizers in many applications, the MegaShear is capable of producing very fine emulsions and dispersions at a fraction of the cycle time. Just as important, it is not susceptible to common milling and homogenization issues such as clogging, sensitivity to viscosity changes, time-consuming clean-up, and intensive maintenance. The MegaShear is ideal for processing a wide range of applications, from food sauces and condiments, to juices, flavors, pharmaceutical emulsions, cosmetics, nanocomposites, chemicals, inks, coatings, adhesives, polymers and lubricants.

The MegaShear generator (US Patent No. 6,241,472) consists of high-velocity pumping vanes and precisely-machined semi-cylindrical grooves where the product splits into different streams and collide at high frequency before exiting the mix chamber. Complex flow patterns are produced by the rotor running at tip speeds over 11,000 ft/min, subjecting the material to thousands of intense mechanical and hydraulic shearing events in a single pass.

Mixer wetted parts are stainless steel type 316 polished to 150-grit finish. The mix chamber is designed for 150 psig internal pressure at 250oF. The MegaShear is available in laboratory (3” diameter rotor) and production sizes (6” and 9” diameter rotors). A high-performance cartridge-type double mechanical seal with barrier system is supplied standard on all units. Options for gas seals, sanitary connections, CIP features and heating/cooling jackets are available.

For more information on Ross Ultra-High Shear Mixers or to speak with a mixing specialist about your application, call 1-800-243-ROSS(7677). Ask about our no-charge mixing demonstration services, flexible trial/rental program and optional factory acceptance testing