​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer R370-1000D

Agile and cost-efficient to meet your needs today – and for the future

Cut operational costs significantly – and achieve lowest TCO in the industry
Get the highest flexibility – today and for the future
Secure consistent product quality and food safety
Depend on a reliable solution and full support from a knowledgeable partner

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The secret to innovation

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New patented mixing concept

How it works

  1. Liquid inlet
  2. Vacuum deaerator
  3. Product flow cone
  4. Removable sprayballs
  5. Circulation with twin-screw pump
  6. Patented vibrating powder hopper
  7. Patent pending switch injector
  8. Patent pending mixing head
  9. Product outlet

Cut operational costs significantly

– and achieve lowest TCO in the industry

  • Cut energy consumption by reducing or eliminating downstream homogenization
  • Reduce amount of equipment required for making concentrates – less to buy, less to clean
  • Get quicker and more effective deaeration – for lower TCO, longer running times between CIP and efficient downstream process
  • Ensure optimal utilization of ingredients and cut ingredient costs thanks to efficient mixing
  • Shipped fully-mounted to cut installation cost and time

Get the highest flexibility – today and for the future

Patented combination handles wide range of products

  • Flexible powder handling placement up to 10 metres from mixer
  • Flexible capacities from 0-30,000 l/h finished product
  • Flexible viscosities from 0-2,000 cP
  • Flexible flow from 10-60 m3/h
  • Flexible shear from 0 to 100,000 s-1

New smart vacuum deaerator design

Secures product quality and food safety

The deaerator cone generates a larger surface area and a thinner product layer enables faster and more complete deaeration.

Inlet nozzles distribute product smoothly over the deaerator cone

The vacuum deaerator removes air since air bubbles expand in size in a vacuum while bubble density is decreased. This allows air bubbles to rise to the surface and be removed more quickly.

Accurate control of vacuum level:

  • optimizes deaeration conditions
  • minimizes foam formation
  • independent of powder intake

Effective deaeration saves energy and water

By eliminating separate deaeration step and reduce vacuum we save energy and water. A frequency-controlled vacuum pump lets you ramp down, saving energy and water. It lowers energy and water consumption and cuts your TCO by up to 25% and CO2 emissions by 30%.

New mixing head delivers consistent high quality

  • 15 hits in a single pass
  • Creates a finer, more stable emulsion – small droplet size prevents separation and sedimentation
  • Achieves smaller droplet size and narrow particle size range
  • Only solution in industry that achieves down to 1 micron droplet size
  • Enables you to increase mixing speed without affecting pump energy consumption

Mixing head with patented balanced rotor/stator system

  • Three or five rotor/stator stages to meet your specific emulsion/homogenization needs
  • Hydrodynamically balanced rotor allows operation at very high speeds and with very narrow tolerances – up to 100,000 s-1 shear
  • Adjustable shear and variable speed – from high shear to no shear for sensitive ingredients

Patented vibrating powder hopper

Significantly reduce air introduced with powder

The new patented powder hopper vibrates and compacts powder ingredients to remove air. The suspension and spring inside the hopper prevents formation of rat holes – a severe source of air incorporation. The patent-pending switch injector lets you add powder without vacuum for flexible placement. Double switch inlet for minor ingredients enables complex recipes and separation of allergens, etc.

Unique twin-screw pump with independent control

  • Optimized twin-screw design
  • Double outlet to optimize counter-pressure
  • Pump inlet integrated into vacuum deaerator to optimize suction conditions
  • Runs well even at low suction pressures without risk of cavitation
  • Allows passage of large particles
  • Handles viscosities from 0 to 2,000 cP
  • Handles up to 6 bar back pressure
  • Enables variable flow from 10-60 cubic metres/hr and runs well even at low flow rate
  • Allows you to place powder handling up to 10 metres from mixer

How much energy can you save by reducing downstream homogenization?

Visit our calculation tool to find out.

Key insights to prevent air incorporation

Key factors to consider when selecting a mixing solution include how well the solution prevents air incorporation during the mixing process and how effectively it removes any remaining air from your product. Air in your products and your process leads to a number of undesirable consequences. It causes foam to form, risking cavitation that could destroy your pumps. It creates more fouling in your heat exchangers and makes CIP and filling more difficult and time consuming. Air also compromises the stability and shelf life of your products, as well as their quality, by causing off-flavours and oxidation of nutrients. Here’s what to keep in mind to minimize air and ensure product quality, food safety and efficient mixing.

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Patented new mixing solution revolutionizes cost savings and product quality

A patented new solution is revolutionizing the mixing process for huge potential improvements in cost savings and product quality. The innovative new design moves the mixing head and high viscosity pumping device outside of the traditional mixing tank – and it replaces the mixing tank with a dedicated deaeration unit.

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