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HIGH-PRESSURE HOMOGENIZER

An SPX FLOW Homogenizer solution e.g. Rannie or Gaulin, is customized to meet specific customer needs and backed by over a century of experience.
High-Pressure Homogenizer  

Homogenizers

for the dairy, food and beverage, healthcare and cosmetics, chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries

Homogenizers - theory of operation


The homogenization process is used to enhance product characteristics, add value and/or lower costs. It is a physical process that mixes immiscible liquids into an emulsion. The homogenizer is basically a positive displacement pump to which a homogenizing valve is attached. The fluids entering the homogenizer are forced through a small gap at high pressure. This causes a rapid increase in velocity and decrease in pressure creating turbulence and pressure differences that cause disruption and dispersion of the particles.






Using homogenizers to get more from your process


» Why use a homogenizer?

Why use a homogenizer?

Homogenizers are widely used in the dairy, food and beverage, healthcare and cosmetics, chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. They can deliver significant added product value, enhanced product quality and competitive edge. Systems can be designed and tuned to offer specific product characteristics including:

  • Smoother mouth feel
  • High gloss finishes
  • Particle size control for smoother, finer emulsions
  • Improved stability to reduce needs for additives
  • Improved water binding
  • Enhanced color properties
  • Uniform emulsions
  • Creams and lotions that are easier to apply

Correctly designed homogenization systems can enhance products and reduce costs. SPX FLOW delivers in-depth understanding of the homogenization process, enabling its custom-designed, leading APV Rannie and Gaulin homogenizers to deliver benefits such as improved final product quality, highly stable products and reduced recipe costs with lower additives.


» Why choose SPX FLOW homogenizer solutions?

Why choose SPX FLOW homogenizer solutions?

With homogenizers that are designed to specific customer needs, SPX FLOW offers its customers vast experience (over 100 years!) in getting the most from their homogenization process. With continuing research and development and leading test facilities, SPX FLOW homogenizers are designed to maximize return on investment. They are engineered to give customers a final product with real competitive edge with enhanced process efficiency; high quality product characteristics; consistent results; optimized energy and water consumption, and reliable operation.


» Optimizing your process

Optimizing your process

SPX FLOW operates Innovation Centers which have all the necessary equipment and personnel to perform trials of the homogenization process on product samples and to analyze the results. We work with customers to design processes that meet their specific production requirements while ensuring systems offer optimum efficiency by only running at pressures necessary to obtain desired results. This means that homogenizers are correctly designed and not over-engineered – optimizing capital and operating expenditure.

SPX FLOW’s rental program offers the flexibility to scale your equipment up or down as process requirements change. Additionally, the rental program provides a solution for equipment upgrades and process improvement when capital budgets are limited. Whether you buy or rent, we deliver the equipment you need to get the best from your process.

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» History

We are the pioneers of the homogenization process!

  • 1892 Rannie is established in Albertslund, Denmark featuring production of lactoscopes and pumps for use in the dairy industry.
  • 1899 Auguste Gaulin is granted a patent in Paris for a homogenizer for milk (U.S.patent granted in 1904).
  • 1900 Milk homogenized on Gaulin’s machine is shown at the World Fair in Paris.
  • 1909 Manton-Gaulin company is formed to manufacture the Gaulin homogenizer.
  • 1918 Rannie develops its first homogenizer.

Auguste Gaulin invented the homogenizer at the end of the nineteenth century and presented his invention as a process for “treating” milk. In the literature of that time, the word homogenized was first used to describe milk treated by the Gaulin machine. In the early days homogenizers were used almost exclusively to prevent creaming in whole milk, but today homogenization is used extensively in a wide range of applications within the dairy, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

With over a century of real-world experience, SPX FLOW has the products and experts to ensure an ideal configuration and installation for you. SPX FLOW’s APV® Gaulin® and Rannie® Homogenizers help you to meet your needs, no matter what industry you are in.

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» Options and Models

Options

Homogenizers optimized for YOUR process

SPX FLOW offers the widest range of homogenizers suitable for applications from laboratory to pilot plant to large scale production. Homogenizers can be configured with single or two-stage valve assemblies. Products may undergo multiple passes through homogenizers to obtain narrow particle size distribution.

SPX FLOW homogenizers come with a range of options to meet a wide variety of application and product needs. These include different materials for elastomers and wettables, aseptic design, explosion-proof design, high-temperature design, ceramic plungers with U- or V- rings, acid-proof cylinder, and oil filter.

SPX FLOW’s APV® Gaulin® and Rannie® brand Homogenizers can be provided with standard control panels based on PLC control and an easy to use touchscreen operator interface for local or remote operation of your homogenizer. This pre-configured solution contains all homogenizer controls, displays and alarms and can be supplied either as a stand-alone panel or combined with a motor starter panel. More traditional relay-based control panels can also be provided on request.

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» Service and Maintenance

A genuine partner to keep your process running smoothly


At SPX FLOW we put customers at the heart of everything we do and our lifetime support starts by engaging with you early. We use our extensive experience in designing, building, supporting and upgrading to make sure we have the best solution for our customers. When we design your products and systems, we don’t just look at what was done before - we look at how our existing systems operate in real-life.

To ensure that our customers get the best out of their machines with low operating costs and risks, we have the highest quality Genuine spares and supporting engineers available. To ensure we have the best coverage for our customers, we work together with our partners to make sure the right skills are available to support you where and when you need it.

Homogenizers operate for a very long time and SPX Flow is here to help you keep them running efficiently throughout their whole life cycle. Being the original manufacturer, we can identify exactly what parts are needed and supply them to you quickly. Our genuine spares are off the highest quality will incorporate the latest safety, design and material improvements available.

Contact us to talk about the best preventative maintenance strategies and get the best out of your homogenizer over many years to come.


» Downloads/Videos


Homogenizer Brochures



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APV Rannie and Gaulin Homogenizers


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APV Lab Series homogenizers

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Rannie 275Q


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Rannie Gaulin 110T

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Rannie Gaulin 125T


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Rannie Gaulin 185Q

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Homogenizer Datasheets



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Rannie 5 / Gaulin 5

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Rannie 15 / Gaulin 15

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Rannie 24 / Gaulin 24

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Rannie 37 / Gaulin 37

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Rannie 55 / Gaulin 55

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Rannie 75 / Gaulin 75

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Rannie 132T / Gaulin 132T

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Rannie 132Q / Gaulin 132Q

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Gaulin 132CPR

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Rannie 315

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APV homogenizers for Industrial Applications

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15MR and 31MR

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Homogenizer Accessories


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Soundproof Cabinet
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Homogenizer PLC Control Panel

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Homogenizer Videos/Animations


Rannie and Gaulin Homogenizer Animation

 

Gaulin Homogenizer Maintenance

  
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