For years, Tetra Pak®'s homogenizers have been enabling the most cost-efficient homogenizing on the market. In recent years, we have built on our own pioneering design and engineering excellence to create a new generation of homogenizers that increase cost efficiency and reduce environmental impact, without compromising food safety.
Homogenizer to reduce particle size and improve product quality
55 to 63,600 l/hr
High or low acid liquid food products. Aseptic or non-aseptic homogenizing. Use as high-pressure pumps, e.g. for powders.
Compared to conventional homogenizing devices, the disc has a larger diameter and a geometrical design that is optimized for high efficiency. It enables lower pressure and so uses less power, yet it still achieves the same product quality. This reduction in pressure also lowers the total load on the machine and enables longer service intervals.
The homogenizer is designed in such a way as to make the working parts easy to see and access for maintenance and service. For example, the front hood has a lock on each side, which makes it easy to open. Once opened, operators have full access for service of the wet-end parts. Similarly, the drive unit is easily accessed by unlocking the side door, and the hydraulic unit and crankcase are accessed simply by lifting off the two back panels.
The pipes for the piston cooling circuit are placed in the cylinder bushing, which means operators do not need to disconnect the cooling water pipes to carry out a service. This saves time and effort, and so contributes to higher uptime.
The hood has a large window, so operators can inspect the homogenizer even while it is running, which increases safety. The moving pistons can also be inspected during operation through the large hood window.
The homogenizing device, valves and seats are designed symmetrically so they can be used twice – once on each side. This means that when one side gets worn down due to product abrasiveness, the operator simply turns the component over and the machine can run again for just as long on the other side. This simple solution doubles the life of the part and so halves the cost.
In our design, the pumps have fewer penetration holes to improve aseptic conditions. This concept also helps to improve pump block strength. We are the only company who is using pumps for homogenizers made with such rigorous standards and that’s why we can offer a 10-year warranty.
The drive unit is the major working component of a homogenizer. Customers are looking for a machine that can run at a comfortable speed to meet their homogenization needs. Our homogenizer models in the 100 series have motor drives designed to ensure lower wear, longer service intervals and wider safety margins.
This patented, pioneering design provides the most energy efficient option for high capacity production of dairy-based products (from 15,000 – 63,600 l/h). It has four to six homogenizing devices working in parallel, which enables a significant pressure reduction (typically 40 bar) while achieving the same product quality.
Homogenizer dampers absorb pressure variation and shocks before and after the homogenizer. Automatic air refill maintains the air cushion in the homogenizer damper to ensure smooth operation. Without the air cushion, vibration and cavitation would occur and shorten the running time. Fully automated CIP is included - increasing operator safety, improving hygiene, and further optimizing the production cycle.
Our homogenizers have automation embedded into their design and the automation is becoming more and more advanced. Smart automation gives you a PLC/HMI that is easily accessible via a tablet or PC and allows you to do such things as change a recipe or working parameter at the press of a button on the screen.
Tetra Pak® is the first company to introduce the concept of removable modules for homogenizers. For example, the hydraulic unit is fully removable on our latest models. If something goes wrong, you can easily take away the entire hydraulic module and put a new one onto the machine. In this way, you can soon restart production.
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