Homogenizer | High Pressure Homogenizer

Sonic Corp’s homogenizer is known in the industry as the Sonolator. The Sonolator will emulsify liquid solutions as well as disperse and deagglomerate liquid slurries. Mixing is achieved through:

  • Fluid Acceleration
  • Extreme Ultrasonic Cavitation
  • Turbulent Flow

Our high pressure homogenizer contains an Orifice that accelerates fluids in excess of 300 ft/sec at back pressures to 5,000 psi. An ultrasonic cavitational field forms around a knife-like Blade set within the fluid path. This controlled turbulent flow creates very fine emulsions and suspensions with sub-micron droplet or solid particle sizes.

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Benefits of Sonolator Homogenizer

  • No moving parts; not dependent upon centrifugal force or mechanical shear
  • Controlled turbulent flow and cavitation achieved by manipulating pressure and acceleration through orifice
  • Pressure creates same emulsions regardless of flow thanks to scalability of the acceleration and cavitation through controlled turbulent flow
  • All this means scalability and repeatability
  • Emulsions made at lower energy consumption than other mixers that rely on mechanical shear and rotational velocity
  • Mechanical shear effected by viscosity and volume whereas Sonolator is not
  • Sonolato systems use any of a wide range of PD pumps
  • Multiple-feed continuous capability…

Custom Homogenizer Systems

By itself, the Sonolator is actually quite small with no moving parts, but coupled to a PD Pump it makes a powerful homogenizer system. Sonic Corp has vast technical experience working with process PD pumps, process instrumentation, engineered components, motors, PLC, VFDs and process automation. This allows us the ability to design and fabricate intricate homogenizing systems that improve your factory output while reducing energy and waste. We’ve coupled this expertise with outstanding 3D design and engineering via AutoCAD to provide a trustworthy and reliable design answer to your mixing and processing problems! Sonic Corp shines in the fabrication of customized homogenizing skids because we pay attention to every manufacturing detail to make a beautiful system that functions superbly.

Basic Homogenizer System

  • Sonolator high pressure homogenizer
  • PD Pump (various styles available)
  • Motor, gearbox
  • Inverter drive
  • Full PLC automation
  • Pressures up to 5,000 PSI
  • Flows from 0.25 to 100+ GPM

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Multiple – Feed Homogenizer Systems 

One of the largest benefits to our Sonolator Homogenizer systems is the use of what we term Multiple-feed In-line High-pressure Homogenization. Sonic is the only company to date that designs and fabricates custom systems that meter various inlet feeds at proper ratio and at high pressure on a continuous and semi-continuous basis to homogenize various ingredient feeds into a finished emulsion instantly.

 Benefits of a Multiple-Feed Homogenizer

  • Remove water from tank, meter alone – no transfer time, no heating/cooling in a tank
  • Greater product yield with same tanks, saves space
  • Reduced compounding time as phases are easier and faster to produce than an entire batch
  • Hot phases made separately and metered into ambient phase with Injector Probe, heating 20% of total volume more efficient than heating entire batch in tank
  • No cooling time as primary phase metered at ambient with low % hot, resulting in cooler product – huge savings
  • Less heating cost per total yield
  • All this leads to reduced cycle times
  • Less waste of finished product and CIP water

   Watch Our Sonolator Homogenizer Video!

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