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CMC Mixing System

CMC Mixing System

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CMC Mixing System

The CMC mixing unit is a skid designed for a fast dispersion of hydrocolloid products such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), flours, carbopol, pectin, and guar or xanthan gum. These additives are widely used in industry on account of their multiple properties: as thickeners, jellifying agents, stabilisers, complexing agents, etc. In the food industry, these additives provide texture, body, consistency and stability to food products. In the cosmetics industry they are used as thickeners, stabilisers, suspending agents and film formers in creams, lotions or shampoo. 

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CMC Mixing System

Operating principle

Hydrocolloid compounds are usually available in dry powder form, which must be diluted in water to obtain the desired colloidal solution. 
When these powders come into contact with water, lumps quickly form and it is difficult to obtain a homogeneous mixture using a conventional agitator. To overcome this problem, this mixing unit incorporates a rotor-stator mixer at the bottom of the tank that shears the product, thereby increasing the water-additive contact area. 
A cowles-type agitator fitted in the tank allows efficient circulation of the powder to the mixer lower head and also helps improve the dispersion time. 
When the process requires working with high powder percentages, the use of hot water can be an important factor as this allows the viscosity to be significantly increased. For such cases, the available options include a heating jacket and the replacement of the cowles-type propeller with another suitable agitation element such as anchor.
With its standard configuration, this equipment is prepared to work with products of up to  5000 cP. In case of more viscous products, this configuration should be adapted for this purpose.

Design and features

AISI 316L stainless steel vertical unit.
Vertical agitator with cowles propeller.
Tank bottom high-shear mixer.
Maximum and minimum level probe.
Powder adding and inspection manhole with safety sensors.
Clean-in-place (CIP) diffuser balls.
Manual butterfly valves for disharge and cleaning.
Pressure-vaccum valve for tank protection.
Electrical control panel.

Materials

Parts in contact with the product AISI 316L
Other materials AISI 304L
Gaskets in contact with the product EPDM

Options

Product discharge pump.
Skid-mounted discharge pump.
Pump protection level.
Jacketed and insulated tank.
Hot water generating system with electric resistance(-s) .
Anchor-type agitator or other agitation element according to client’s requirements.
Y-filter at the pump outlet.
Hygienic sampling valve.

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Operating principle

Hydrocolloid compounds are usually available in dry powder form, which must be diluted in water to obtain the desired colloidal solution. 
When these powders come into contact with water, lumps quickly form and it is difficult to obtain a homogeneous mixture using a conventional agitator. To overcome this problem, this mixing unit incorporates a rotor-stator mixer at the bottom of the tank that shears the product, thereby increasing the water-additive contact area. 
A cowles-type agitator fitted in the tank allows efficient circulation of the powder to the mixer lower head and also helps improve the dispersion time. 
When the process requires working with high powder percentages, the use of hot water can be an important factor as this allows the viscosity to be significantly increased. For such cases, the available options include a heating jacket and the replacement of the cowles-type propeller with another suitable agitation element such as anchor.
With its standard configuration, this equipment is prepared to work with products of up to  5000 cP. In case of more viscous products, this configuration should be adapted for this purpose.

Materials and Options

Parts in contact with the product AISI 316L
Other materials AISI 304L
Gaskets in contact with the product EPDM

Product discharge pump.
Skid-mounted discharge pump.
Pump protection level.
Jacketed and insulated tank.
Hot water generating system with electric resistance(-s) .
Anchor-type agitator or other agitation element according to client’s requirements.
Y-filter at the pump outlet.
Hygienic sampling valve.

Document № FTsolCMC.2_ES
Title Equipo de Mezcla CMC
File type .pdf
Summary El equipo de mezcla CMC es un equipo que permite la dispersión rápida de productos hidrocoloides como carboximetilcelulosa (CMC), harinas, carbopol, pectina, gomas guar o xantán.
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Document № FTsolCMC.2_EN
Title CMC Mixing System
File type .pdf
Summary The CMC mixing unit is a skid designed for a fast dispersion of hydrocolloid products such as carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), flours, carbopol, pectin, and guar or xanthan gum.
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Document № FTsolCMC.2_IT
Title Gruppo di Miscelazione CMC
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Summary Il gruppo di miscelazione CMC consente la dispersione rapida di prodotti idrocolloidali come carbossimetilcellulosa (CMC), farine, carbopol, pectina, gomma di guar o xantano.
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Document № FTsolCMC.2_RU
Title Смесительная установка CMC
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Summary Блендер CMC обеспечивает быстрое диспергирование гидроколлоидных продуктов, таких как карбоксиметилцеллюлоза (КМЦ), мука, карбопол, пектин, гуаровая или ксантановая камедь.
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