ShearFX Pump and Mixer

Self-Pumping Deagglomeration and Product Smoothing

 

The Quadro Ytron® ShearFX Pump: Self-Pumping Deagglomeration and Product Smoothing

The Quadro Ytron® ShearFX pump extends the strengths of our other deagglomeration and homogenizing products into self-pumping mixer applications. The unique tooling options for the ShearFX pump offer more flexibility and value than a traditional high shear pump with a controllable balance between shear energy and pumping efficiency. With a simple tooling change you can tailor your product smoothing process from high pumping capacity to high shear energy.

 

Three shear pump tooling styles are available, offering a range of performance from just centrifugal pumping, to standard or enhanced high shear tooling. Standard ShearFX tooling provides an overall balance between shear energy and pumping, while enhanced high shear tooling provides unmatched particle size reduction and smoothing performance when compared with conventional shear pumps.

 

Enhanced Shear Pump Mixer and Product Smoothing

 

In a head-to-head comparison on a lumpy guar gum slurry, a conventional shear pump failed to delump agglomerates below 3mm, whereas the ShearFX pump was able to remove all visible traces of lumps or fish-eyes.

 

The enhancement in ShearFX technology extends the use of high shear pumps into new applications involving emulsions. (Refer to figure below)

Droplet Size Distribution Chart

 

Shear Pump Mixer Features and Construction

 

  • 316L stainless steel
  • Exclusive machined-in-place clamp style connections
  • Inlet/outlet ports integrated into the housing for ease of maintenance
  • Stainless steel motor flange adapter
  • Fully adjustable head orientation for installation flexibility
  • Exterior surfaces are polished for improved cleanability
  • Design can be changed from single to double mechanical seals without changing shafts or flange adapter
  • All models comply with 3-A Sanitary Standards

 

Shear Pump Model Specifications

 

FX2 FX3 FX4 FX5

MOTOR SIZE

(Maximum)

HP

kW

10

7.5

20

15

40

30

50

37.5

FLOW RATE*

(Maximum)

USGPM

L/min

150

570

200

760

300

1135

375

1420

POWDER

CAPACITY*

lbs/min

kg/min

30

14

60

27

120

55

1000

453

MOTOR SPEED

(RPM)

3600

3600

3600

2700

INLET/

DISCHARGE FITTINGS

in

mm

2.5 / 2

65 / 50

2.5 / 2

65 / 50

3 / 2.5

80 / 65

3 / 2.5

80 / 65

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