In food processing, the creation of specialty foods requires the blending and mixing of ingredients that necessitate a great deal of force to break them down into particulate matter so they can easily blend with other ingredients. To accomplish this form of mixing, a traditional commercial blender is incapable of providing the necessary power and force to pulverize and pummel clumped materials. Read More…
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In order to achieve the right consistency, a unique form of mixer is used that has specially designed discs and uses a unique form of mixing process. In the food and other industries, the device used to accomplish the needed mixing is called a high-speed disperser or HSD.
What is a Disperser?
A disperser is an industrial mixing device that is used to shear, tear, dissolve, and disperse solids that accumulate during the mixing process. These high-speed pieces of mixing equipment operate at shaft mixing speeds of 4800 to 5200 fpm, which is necessary to completely liquify and pulverize solids or large masses. The rotational rate of a disperser is somewhat like that found in a home appliance blender but on a vastly larger scale.
The type and consistency of the dispersion process is carefully calculated in regard to the size of the container and how easily the materials being blended combine. Every blending operation is faced with the problem of substances that do not fragment or dissolve. Though there are several methods that can be used to break up and disintegrate obstinate pieces, most of those methods are time consuming and labor intensive.
An HSD is designed to attack clumps, lumps, masses, and solid pieces with force by subjecting them to a counter current process that slams disc shaped blades into them and blasts them apart. The rotational force ensures the removal of clumps and the proper flow and quality of the mixed materials.
The dispersing process is an essential part of food preparation. The blending of cheeses, spices, and salad dressings requires time and a great deal of forceful speed to guarantee that the ingredients are blended at the proper ratio. Anything less can lead to poor quality and bad taste.
Though the food industry relies heavily on dispersers, several other industrial operations use them for blending materials that do not easily mix. This is especially true of the pharmaceutical industry that mixes chemicals and powders for the mass production of medicines. In the cosmetics industry, unlikely and unusual natural leaves, roots, fluids, and powders are mixed to produce skin care creams and lotions.
Wherever the joining of solid or liquid materials is necessary, it is very certain that an HSD is being used. The speed, efficiency, and stability of a disperser produces quality results to meet production requirements.