How the Batch High Shear Mixers works
The Batch Model High Shear Rotor-Stator mixer design consists of a single stage rotor that turns at high speed within a stationary stator. As the rotating blades pass the stator, they mechanically shear the contents.
The batch model can be either permanently mounted to a vessel or suspended over a vessel on a portable lift. The mobile configuration offers the flexibility to use a single mixer in multiple vessels. it also allows the user to vary the position of the stator to process a variety of materials.
The rotor-stator of the batch model is generally positioned 2 - 3 head diameters off the bottom of the vessel, and slightly off center. To ensure adequate suspension of heavier solids, the rotor-stator generator may be positioned in the center of the vessel.
Video in Action
This demonstration was conducted on a lab model High Shear Mixer. The beaker is filled with water.
After the blades are turned on, mustard seeds are poured in. The rapid and thorough emulsification of the seeds is clearly demonstrated.