Sonic is often asked to help analyze and justify the Sonolator Homogenizer systems we manufacture for our clients in the toiletries or home care industry. An example of this is the case of the Automatic Dish Gel application.
Our Automatic Dish Gel customer reported that their current process involved the following: The […]
Recently there has been increased interest in using the Sonolator homogenizer for wax emulsions. The Sonolator has been used successfully for years in the chemical industry for creating wax emulsions. One theory behind the increased interest may be due to higher costs for petroleum based products. Operations utilizing wax emulsions are looking for […]
One of our clients recently came to Sonic with a blending and homogenizing application. The client was taking inputs from totes and bulk storage and weighing them into 55-gallon drums. Once the correct ratio was achieved the material was mixed using a propeller mixer inside the 55-gallon drum. After mixing was completed the finished material was then […]
One question which arises time and again when evaluating the Sonolator Homogenizer is, “What is the primary controlling factor of the Sonolator Homogenizer?” The answer is pressure, pressure, and pressure!
The most important parameter in measuring the amount of “mixing energy” or intensity of mixing within the Sonolator Homogenizer is pump-to-orifice pressure. The Sonolator Homogenizer is operated between […]
One of the most important considerations for Sonic when custom building a Sonolator high pressure homogenizer system is the chemical compatibility of elastomers within the high pressure pumps and inline homogenizer unit itself. Standard elastomers often include: Buna, Viton, EPDM and Teflon or a Teflon blend. Sonic will help define the best elastomers to use […]
In college I never thought I’d someday get involved with homogenizers, never-mind a homogenizer called a Sonolator! Sure, I figured valves, pumps, flow meters, etc. This was standard fare for process engineering after all. Homogenizers are a bit trickier and less well known. Wikipedia defines them as such:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“A homogenizer is a piece of laboratory […]
Occasionally we receive an inquiry regarding a used Sonolator homogenizer. The client wants to know the specifications for a system built 10-30 years ago. Sometimes we have the records and can provide detailed specifications. Often the unit is too old for our records and we have to provide an educated guess as to the original […]