Pilot 4T Homogenizer

Product Type(s) : General Homogenizers
Description :

A compact, easy-to-use full-featured homogenizer for pilot or small-scale production.

Capacity :

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FEATURES

Combining immiscible liquids — like oil and water — can lead to breakthrough product enhancements but finding that value requires extensive testing, which must be validated in real-world scenarios. Running tests on full-production homogenizers, however, is not efficient nor is investing in full-production homogenizers without first having a market-ready, fully tested process in hand. The new APV® Pilot 4T Homogenizer solves this problem by offering full production capability in a compact unit that can be adjusted easily to accommodate a wide variety of flow rates.

The Pilot 4T is available for pump, single- or two-stage homogenization in pilot or small-scale production. Its three models deliver full homogenization capabilities at flow rates ranging from 20 to 600 lph (5-158.5 gph). A three-plunger design maintains smooth operation and the integrated variable speed drive offers control capability unique for a small-scale system.

The Pilot 4T also features a monoblock liquid end made from high-grade duplex stainless steel and high-efficiency hard-wearing tungsten carbide, Stellite or ceramic homogenising valves. The Pilot 4T is designed for CIP and SIP and features 3A construction and standard FDA product contact materials.

Control options range from manual to touchscreen PLC with an interface to plant control systems for remote operation.

 

Benefits:

Versatility

  • Small footprint
  • Adjustable flow rates with built-in variable speed control
  • Available for pump, single or two-stage operation
  • Modular design, easy-to-add stages
  • Suitable for test or continuous production

High performance

  • Homogenization results comparable to full-scale production
  • Three-plunger design provides maximum stability
  • Broad flow and pressure range

Plug and play integration and ease of use

  • Manual or touchscreen controls
  • PLC option – choice of Allen Bradley or Siemens
  • Direct drive transmission
  • Built-in variable speed drive
  • No starter and control cabinet required

Hygienic Design

  • CIP or SIP Cleanability
  • 3A construction
  • Standard FDA product contact materials
Theory of Operation

The APV Pilot 4T homogenizer provides all the functionality of a full-scale homogenizer but can apply them in pilot projects running at low flow rates. Like a full-scale homogenizer, the Pilot 4T homogenizes immiscible liquids into an emulsion, operating like a positive displacement pump with a valve. It forces fluids at high pressures through a small gap in that valve. This increases velocity and decreases pressure causing a turbulence/pressure differential that disrupts and disperses particles.

DIMENSIONS & SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS (L x W x H)

Standard Machine

750 x 660 x 850 MM
30 x 26 x 34”

Mounted on Frame

750 x 745 x 1460 MM
30 x 29.5 x 58”

Packed in Crate

1360 x 1050 x 1300 MM
54 x 41 x 51”

Packed Volume

1.9 M3

 

 

TYPE

METRIC UNITS

CAPACITY RANGE | PRESSURE

US UNITS

CAPACITY RANGE | PRESSURE

LPH

BAR

GPH

PSI

4T 13.38

20 – 135

600

5.2 – 35.7

8,700

4T 18.38

50 – 300

400

13.2 – 79.3

5,800

4T 24.38

90 – 600

210

23.8 – 158.5

3,000

 

Gross Weight

395 KG | 870 LB

Net Weight

275 KG | 610 LB

No of Plungers

3

Connections

20 MM | 3/4” Tri=clamp

Lubrication water flow rate

80 (30*) LPH | 21 (8*) GPH
* serial lubrication option

Cooling water flowrate

N/A

Power

4 KW | 5.4 HP IE4

OPTIONS & PERFORMANCE

Standard options:

  • Homogenizer or pump
  • Single or two-stage
  • Manual or automatic control (Inbuilt PLC or terminals for external PLC )
  • Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC with touchscreen
  • Aseptic design
  • High-pressure discharge connection
  • Inlet pressure gauge
  • Second-stage pressure gauge
  • Choice of materials for pump and homogenizing valves
  • Plunger lubrication control package
  • Pedestal stand

Special options:

  • Discharge relief valve
  • Documentation packages for material traceability, certification, and cGMP support

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