Video: The Sonolator Homogenizer

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If you’re looking to improve the quality of your emulsions and dispersions while cutting costs and increasing productivity – watch this important three minute-message from Sonic Corporation.Studies show that the two most pressing issues facing manufacturers today are improving quality and increasing production efficiencies.

Do you need increased emulsion stability, a more uniform dispersion for improved shelf life, or ways to maintain particle size over long runs?  Maybe you want to dramatically cut production cycles, reduce your labor and maintenance costs and lower energy consumption?

Sonic Corporation offers a highly effective solution to meet these challenges: The Sonolator™.

Leading the industry through innovation, Sonic Corporation’s Sonolator systems employ high pressure, fluid acceleration and ultrasonic cavitation to instantly create high quality emulsions and dispersions in a single pass.

Capable of semi-continuous and continuous inline processing, the Sonolator™ has no moving parts, is simple, easy-to-clean & easy-to-use…. And, offers seamless scalability and repeatability. Here’s how it works:

A stream of process liquid is forced through our specially engineered Orifice, here.  A liquid jet stream is accelerated to greater than 300 feet per second, creating intense ultrasonic cavitation as vortices of material are shed perpendicular to the flow pattern as the accelerated material then strikes the Blade, here, where cavitation and shedding occur .

The pressure, extreme fluid acceleration and high degree of cavatation within the Sonolator’s mixing chamber de-agglomerates particles and efficiently emulsifies liquids, resulting in smooth, stable emulsions and very uniform dispersions.

The Sonolator is the mixing device used in a comprehensive system containing pumps, instrumentation and PLC controls.  The system can be used to processes your premix material in a single pass or can be configured in a Multiple-Feed design where several phases are metered from different sources.

The benefits of the multi-feed system are remarkable.  You can draw from bulk storage or from direct water source to preserve valuable tank space.  You can meter hot phases with cooler ones and save time and money by heating a smaller phase instead of the entire batch.  Because you’ve metered a cooler phase with a hot one, emulsion temps are lower, minimizing cooling time and expense.  And, since it homogenizes in-line as you pump to storage tanks, (coupled with the reduction in heating and cooling), cycle times are dramatically reduced.

The Sonolator is ideal for a variety of dispersions and emulsions In fact, Leading manufacturers in these industries have already implemented the Sonolator in hundreds of applications.

Several emulsion manufacturers use multi-feed systems, which allow them to remove water from their tank – resulting  in an increased output from approximately 3,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons…with no additional tanks.  Cycle times are typically reduced from two to three hours – using the batch method – to just minutes. The Sonolator pumps the material directly to its final destination, eliminating transfer times required by traditional approaches.

For these emulsion manufacturers, the efficiencies created by the Sonolator provide significant savings and increased productivity while improving product quality…giving them the edge they need to stay ahead of the competition.

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