3 Useful Tips on Homogenization


Homogenization is any of several processes used to make a mixture of two mutually non-soluble liquids the same throughout. This is achieved by turning one of the liquids into a state consisting of extremely small particles distributed uniformly throughout the other liquid. A typical example is the homogenization of milk, where the milk fat globules are reduced in size and dispersed uniformly through the rest of the milk. With the development of technology, homogenization can be easily achieved by modern device such as high shear mixer, batch mixer, inline mixer etc. However, in order to ensure high efficiency and better homogenizing results, some common mistakes you should avoid on homogenization by using Kos high shear homogenizer. Below are 3 tips to avoid common mistakes.

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  1. Know your product properties first

As you may know, what’s important for homogenization is homogenizer pressure and capacity. But if you are going to homogenize a new product or the first time to homogenize a product, the most important thing is to think about product properties you want to achieve with homogenization. If you are new to this industry, you’d better tell your supplier to recommend you the suitable homogenizer. Kos has a professional technical team and customer service team working full time to support you any questions at any time. Moreover, we will suggest you the most suitable machinery to you after analyzing your detailed data.

  1. Please keep in mind that don’t over-homogenize.

When homogenization pressure is too high, cream loses its whipability and there is an added risk of in-package separation. High-fiber products like tomato will gain viscosity with shear, but at high homogenization pressure the shear is too high and viscosity is lost. Consider the remote continuous setting option if you are planning to run several products in your homogenizer. This allows you to set the pressure remotely from the control room, thereby ensuring the right pressure for each product while eliminating the risk of human error when changing product.

  1. Try to choose a hydraulic system homogenizer.

Experience has shown that a hydraulic system is more repeatable and accurate than a pneumatic system. Usually, a hydraulic drive system consists of three parts: the generator (e.g. a hydraulic pump), driven by an electric motor, a combustion engine or a windmill; valves, filters, piping etc. (to guide and control the system); and the actuator (e.g. a hydraulic motor or hydraulic cylinder) to drive the machinery. An important advantage of a hydraulic drive is its high power density: the mass of a hydraulic drive is several times smaller than the mass of an electric drive of the same power. Thus a hydraulic system homogenizer can result in even product quality with lower product cost.

Kos owns three branch offices, respectively locating in Guangzhou, Foshan, and Shenzhen. If our customers have any question, we all will provide you with immediate help. Welcome to visit our website: http://www.emulsifyingmixer.com/.

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