A variety of applications require a separation of pumping and dispersing stages. The heart of the plant is the Direct Batch Inline (DBI) dispersing machine and it is directly mounted to the vessel bottom. The DBI has a two-stage pumping and dispersing design, which, contrary to standard systems, does not force you to compromise!
The first stage of the machine DBI with agitator blades and a special pump rotor ensures:
- High turbulence in the vessel
- High circulation capacity for viscosities up to 100.000 mPa•s
- High pressure for CIP-cleaning
The second stage with rotor-stator generator for optimum dispersing provides:
- Finest droplet sizes for emulsions with long term stability
- Suction of powders or liquids directly into the dispersing zone without additional vacuum pump
A special valve allows controlling the product flow: either through both stages for dispersing or to by-pass the dispersing stage just for circulation of the product after having reached the required particle size.
Solids or liquids additives are added directly into the dispersing chamber through a side-mounted funnel.
The circulation loop can be divided into short or long circuits, depending on the required batch size.
The most popular batch mixing plants manufactured by IKA® are the IKA® Master Plant MP and the IKA® Standard Production Plant SPP. For a variety of applications in the cosmetic, chemical and food production industries, we recommend the lower-cost SPP. The SPP is equipped with an anchor agitator that ensures excellent and constant mixing of the vessel content, a vessel cover that can be tilted back by means of a tilting device and a simple, yet reliable electric control for manual operation.
The IKA® Master Plant is ideal for wet milling of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), production of ointments and creams, as well as many other applications in the pharmaceutical industry. Depending on the viscosity of the application, the Master Plant is available with a spiral agitator (low viscosity applications) or a counter-rotating agitator (high viscosity applications). The procedure of the mixing process is controlled by means of a sophisticated modern electric control system with a touch screen monitor, which can be extended upon demand.