The mixers have been developed for the pharmaceutical and food sectors.
The design has been tailored for the industries’ stringent hygiene requirements, and can be adapted for a variety of applications.
The model the company will display was configured for recipe development in dairy processing.
The MTI laboratory mixer is designed to meet elevated hygiene requirements, whether homogenizing different recipe ingredients or as a friction mixer for thermal processes.
The energy input is adjustable through the machine's rotational speed and the peripheral velocity of the mixing tool.
Also, the mixture can be tempered by water via the mixer’s double jacket. Thus, the application range of the new laboratory mixer covers a wide range of process tasks, including coating, agglomerating and vacuum drying.
The food-grade model at Powtech provides a vessel volume of 10 liters at a working volume of 2-8 liters.
The mixer’s design allows for scale-up to industrial operation for recipes and processes developed to volume production standard.
At a drive capacity of 5.5 kW, the rotational speed of the individually configurable mixing tool can be variably selected between 300 rpm and 3,000 rpm, adequate to circumferential speeds between 3.7 m/s and 37 m/s.
MTI has also recently expanded its facility, which it said provides more scope, for example, for trials on a larger production scale, as well as a dedicated area for testing under ATEX conditions plus special rooms for mixing products subject to a high contamination risk.
MTI Mischtechnik, based in Detmold, Germany, was established in 1975, and is an international manufacturer of mixing and processing equipment for the food, plastics processing, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Its products include vertical high-speed mixers, horizontal mixers, heating/cooling mixer combinations, universal mixers, laboratory mixers and tailor-made systems.