Jet Mixer (Y-Jet)

Low Shear In-Tank Mixing and Solids Suspension

 

Quadro Ytron® Jet Mixer (Y-Jet): Low Shear In-Tank Mixing and Solids Suspension

The Quadro Ytron® Jet Mixer uses a low shear rotor-stator mixing head to create a unique tank flow pattern which efficiently and uniformly maintain solids in suspension or quickly blend liquids together. The discharge jet produced by the Y-Jet head creates a top-to-bottom rollover in the tank which eliminates the inefficient radial flow pattern common to traditional agitators and other open-impeller mixers.

 

The Y-Jet mixing pattern will not create a liquid vortex, which means hard-to-clean tank baffles can be eliminated and product air entrainment is no longer an issue. The strong axial flow pattern produced by the Y-Jet Mixer is also ideal for suspension and re-suspension of high settling rate solids.

 

Rapid Sub-Surface Powder Dispersion and Dust-Free Handling

 

An innovative bypass tube option for the Y-Jet Mixer makes use of the suction generated by the jet intake to draw powders and liquids directly into the rotor-stator head. The result is an immediate sub-surface dispersion of powders or even viscous pastes into the primary liquid phase. Shear energy is only applied to the dispersed ingredients as they leave the bypass tube and enter the jet head, which applies uniform energy to the product and is equivalent to single-pass incorporation.

 

Depending on the nature of the dry ingredients, a variety of dust-free powder handling methods are available for delivering powders to the bypass tube (e.g. wanding from bags or totes). Dust-free handling reduces health and safety concerns, minimizes cross-contamination and eliminates the need for expensive material conveyors.

 

Quadro Ytron® Jet Mixer C-Type

In-Tank Jet Mixer Performance and Advantages

 

  • Eliminates vortexing and unwanted product air entrainment
  • Eliminates problems with stratification and dead mixing areas throughout the vessel
  • Reduces blend times by as much as 80%
  • Easily suspends and re-suspends high-settling-rate solids
  • Significantly improves heat transfer rates
  • Easily maintains complete tank motion of non-Newtonian fluids

 

Typical In-Tank Jet Mixing Applications

 

COSMETIC/
PERSONAL CARE
FOOD &
BEVERAGE
PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMICAL

Shampoos/
conditioners

Make-up bases

Lotions

Creams

Toothpastes

Pigments

Pectins

Skim milk
powder

Fruit blending

Gum acacia

Starches

Guar

Gelatin

Sugar solutions

Cocoa

Citric acids

Powdered egg

Cinnamon

Juice and
beverage
concentrates

Lactose

Ice cream mix

Stabilizers

Tomato paste

Pasta sauce

Ketchup

Salad dressings

Syrups

Yogurt mixes

Pigments

HEC

CMC

HPMC

HPC

Vitamins and
minerals

Bentonite clay

Cab-o-Sil®
(fumed silica)

Sodium alginate

Starches

Polyethylene
glycol

Medicated syrups

Antibiotics

Antacids

Tablet coatings

Automotive coatings

Pigments

Bentonite clay

Cab-o-Sil®
(fumed silica)

Resins

Calcium carbonate

Diatomaceous earth

Polyvinyl alcohols

Paper coatings

Paint

Ink

Carbon black

 

In-Tank Jet Mixer Model Specifications

 

Y0 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5

POWER

(Maximum)

HP

kW

1/3

0.25

3

2.2

10

7.5

30

22.4

75

56.0

LIQUID BLENDING/

SOLIDS SUSPENSION

(Batch size)

Gal

Liters

75

285

600

2,280

6,000

22,800

20,000

76,200

60,000

228,000

POWDER

INCORPORATION

(Batch size)

Gal

Liters

25

100

300

1,140

1,000

3,800

4,000

15,200

N/A

POWDER

FEED RATE

lbs/min

kg/min

2

1

50

23

150

68

200

90

N/A

*Actual capacities will vary depending upon tooling selection and product characteristics.