With no direct contact between bearing surfaces, there is no product stagnation. The transition from processing to cleaning is seamless, and the mixer runs safely until the last drop of product drains. Batch yield is maximized, and CIP or SIP cycles can begin immediately without the mixer needing to stop. Cleaning fluid flows through the bearing surfaces without interruption, and the mixer does not need to be submerged for cleaning – a spraying water jet is sufficient. All mixer components conform to USP Class VI standards.
As it can run dry, no minimum level above the mixer is required. This means that mixing can continue as long as the tip of the impeller is in the product. The eccentric position of the mixer eliminates the need for baffles, and usable product is maximized; yield per batch is significantly higher than with competing solutions. Alfa Laval’s eight-winged magnetic mixers deliver more pumping power with less effort, which also means reduced energy consumption.
Thanks to the lack of friction and the stable eight-wing design, there is less speed limitation on the mixer. Our magnetic mixers can run in excess of 750 RPM. This is a particular benefit in heavy mixing where a vortex is required. Furthermore, there is virtually no bearing wear or particle generation.