Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer for emulsified sauces and spreads

Same quality, lower cost

  • Low production costs, enabled by highly efficient process and optimal yield on ingredients
  • Complete control over quality parameters, thanks to a unique two-step emulsification process and prediction tool
  • Unlimited flexibility to produce everything from emulsified sauces to spreads made from beans and vegetables. Easy to scale up.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​High shear mixer dedicated to beans and vegetable spreads

The range of Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixers B200-500VAA, B300-1500VAA and B400-2500VAA for beans and vegetable spreads is the best solution for mixing products in this category.

It allows you to produce a mix of any desired quality, whether it needs to be coarse, smooth or whether particles such as pieces of vegetables or herbs have to be blended in. The features are specially designed to handle chickpeas as well as beans and other vegetables efficiently and with ease. ​

Tetra Pak High Shear Mixer for beans and spreads

Much more than a mixer

Most mixers for making hummus are simply mixers. However, the new mixer option from Tetra Pak designed for hummus producers is much more.

Hummus, falafel, bread and olives

Taste success with hummus

Planning to enter this booming market, or expand your existing production? We have the equipment and expertise you need.

Features

Prediction tool

Ensure identical or enhanced product quality

Our prediction tool enables the replication and/or enhancement of any cold emulsion products. With an existing recipe as the starting point, it measures the size and distribution of droplets and generates the exact process parameters required to replicate it i.e. mixing time, speed and shear force. Just bring your sample to our Product Development Centre and we’ll tell (and/or show) you how to make it on our high shear mixer.

Dynamic HS mixing head

Full control over product quality parameters

Our patented technology allows high and low shear mixing in the same process. It gives you complete control over the speed, time and degree of shear force of your mixing. This means you can fine-tune the size and distribution of droplets in your product, and hence achieve the exact viscosity, mouthfeel and texture you want.

Double-shaft agitator

Ensures a homogenous end product

In this unit, a double-shaft agitator circulates product around the tank. Its counter rotating blades reach every corner of the tank, ensuring that all product passes evenly through the Dynamic HS mixing head, resulting in a homogenous end product regardless of viscosity.

Unique mixer design

Ingredient introduction 4 – 5 times faster than standard equipment

In this high shear mixer, the ingredients are introduced into the main body of the mixing vessel, rather than being fed directly into the high shear mixing head. This means there is no risk of over-shearing and the speed of ingredient introduction can be significantly higher than traditional mayonnaise production equipment.
Vacuum system

For rapid ingredient introduction and product deaeration

Ingredients are rapidly drawn into the mixing vessel by an independently controlled vacuum pump. This enables faster, more complete deaeration of the product and allows full control of the vacuum level inside the mixer.

Options

Multi-stage mixing head

In a batch plus set-up, a patented rotor stator inline mixing head is placed on the outlet string of the mixer – for creating the final emulsion. It combines the emulsification process with emptying, thereby shortening production time. Its mechanical design is hydro-dynamically balanced to allow very high speeds and narrow tolerances.

Twin-screw pump

In a batch plus set-up, this pump controls the flow of product from the mixing vessel into an inline multi-stage HS mixing head – creating the final emulsion. It can handle both low and high viscosity products, and works under extremely low suction pressures without risk for cavitation.

Control of ingredient inlet and product outlet

To produce mayonnaise continuously with a batch plus setup, it is possible to add control valves and flowmeters on all ingredient inlets and the product outlet. This increases capacity and further reduces the production cost per kilo of product.

Bin lifter

For easy lifting and loading

The bin lifter system is capable of lifting bins of 200 litres or 300 litres with the press of a button. The contents of the bin can be emptied automatically into the mixing tank through a large manway at the top. This provides a sanitary and ergonomic way to add ingredients such as beans, chickpeas and other vegetables.

Pressure Vessel

Pressure cooking at up to 135°C

By choosing a pressure vessel for the mixing tank, customers have the option of cooking under pressure at 3 bars giving temperatures of up to 135°C. Apart from giving an even shorter cooking time, this form of cooking can give other benefits such as preserving colour and taste.

Direct Steam Injection

Direct steam injection

If you want to heat up the contents of the mixer fast, there is the option of direct steam injection. We have developed our own design of nozzles to ensure a long working life. A sanitary steam system is used to ensure food safety.

Vibrating powder hopper

Reduces air incorporation; enhances product quality
In a batch or batch plus set-up where powdered ingredients are used, our patented vibrating powder hopper compresses the powder, preventing the formation of so-called ‘rat holes’. This significantly reduces the amount of air introduced along with the powder.

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