Company: Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY
Equipment Snapshot: The Ross X-Series is a clean-in-place-ready Ultra-High Shear Mixer ideal for inline emulsification, particle size reduction and homogenization, according to Charles Ross & Son Co. It features a patented, precisely-machined rotor/stator that runs at tip speeds of more than 11,000 feet per minute and forces product through concentric rows of intermeshing teeth. The combination of high fluid velocity and close tolerances between interlocking channels in the rotor/stator subjects the product to intense mechanical and hydraulic shear in a single pass. The company’s CIP-ready models are driven by a washdown-duty motor. All wetted parts are 316 stainless steel; the mix chamber is specially designed for thorough cleaning and disinfection. For use in continuous operations, the X-Series comes equipped with a heavy-duty bearing assembly that comprises an oil sump with cooler and circulation pump.