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Cavitator - Controlled Cavitation Mixer

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Mixers & Blenders / Mixer Systems

The Next Generation in Mixing and Heating Technology

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The Next Generation in Mixing and Heating Technology

SPX FLOW offers an innovative new next generation technology called the APV Cavitator. This patented technology offers breakthrough benefits for the heating of liquids without scaled buildup and/or the mixing of liquids with other liquids, gasses or solids at the microscopic level to improve product quality and functional performance.

The potential markets for applications of the APV Cavitator technology are numerous. SPX FLOW has identified these key markets where there is a clear need for the breakthrough benefits in time, cost and sustainability considerations.

7 good reasons to buy the APV Cavitator:

  • Improved process efficiencies (time, operating costs, and/or capital costs)
  • Enhanced product quality, yield and/or raw material savings
  • Extended process run times related to scale-free heating
  • Elimination or reduction of process downtime from maintenance requirements
  • Smaller footprint than traditional technology
  • Designed for easy disassembly, and fully CIPable
  • Makes high quality emulsions at the desired particle size

Dairy Foods Equipment Showcase - March 2019

Instant Hydration of Stabilizers - using hydrodynamic controlled cavitation || PDF

SPX FLOW offers customers a range of test opportunities using the Cavitator, either at our Innovation and Design Centers or through our Cavitator Pilot Plant rental program.


Key Applications

Scale-Free Heating

The APV Cavitator can heat liquids in seconds. Because the heat is created inside the liquid rather than transferred through high temperature metal surfaces, there is no scaling of equipment and no scorching of product. This is particularly important in high protein dairy products such as cheese and puddings. Equipment shutdowns and maintenance problems are greatly reduced, improving product yield and product quality and reducing overall costs associated with production. In many cases, product taste is also improved.

The APV Cavitator unit eliminates scaling and generates heat instantaneously within the processed product. Eliminating scaling during heating allows for uniform processing of the product, while minimizing the surface fouling commonly associated with conventional heating equipment.

Microscopic Mixing

The APV Cavitator can mix gases and liquids, liquids and liquids, and solids and liquids at the microscopic level which increases the mass transfer rate and accelerates processing.

  • When cavitation bubbles collapse and produce shockwaves, powerful forces are generated that cut the process material into microscopic sizes. This increases the surface contact area between the liquids, gases and/or solids being mixed and maximizes the efficiency of the procedure for processes such as hydration, emulsification and gas/liquid mixing.
  • Cavitation is a unique mixing mechanism and can often be used to effectively mix shear sensitive compounds. Cavitation can produce superior results when mixing liquids with gases, solids, or other liquids.
APV Cavitator at Process Expo 2013
APV Cavitator ID-5003 US GB ES-MX FR PT-BR
SPX FLOW Innovation Centre EMEA ID-9014 DE
APV Cavitator ID-5004 US GB
Cavitator In-Line Mixer - FB-0080 US
Cavitator Instruction and Operation Manual US GB
Technical Documents
Cavitation - Beverage ID-14019 GB
Cavitation - Dairy Powder ID-14018 GB
Cavitation - Yoghurt ID-14017 GB
Application Sheets
Cavitator - Egg Processing ID-16017 US GB
Cavitator - Food and Beverage ID-16020 US GB
Cavitator - Hydrocolloids and Proteins ID-16021 US GB
Cavitator - Ice Cream ID-16019 US GB
Cavitator - Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing ID-16023 US GB
Cavitator - Meat, Poultry, Seafood ID-16022 US GB
Cavitator - Scale Free Heating ID-16025 US GB
Cavitator - Toothpaste ID-16018 US GB
Cavitator - Microparticulation ID-16024 US GB
Cavitator - Tomato/Barbeque Sauce ID-16026 US GB
Cavitator - Brewery/Beverage RTD ID-16027 US GB
Cavitator - Personal Care ID-16028 GB
Press Releases
International Dairy Magazine Oct 2012 about APV Cavitator GB
Int. Food Marketing & Technology Aug. 2012 - About APV Cavitator GB
Instant Hydration of Stabilizers using hydrodynamic controlled Cavitation - Dairy Foods Equipment Showcase March 2019 US
Success Stories
Cavitator in Action - Instant Hydration of Stabalizers in Food and Beverage US
APV Cavitator Case Study US