To achieve the highest possible uptime in your homogenizing process, it’s important to look for a homogenizer designed for low wear, long service intervals and with easy access for servicing.
Homogenizers designed for low wear should run at low rpm and be equipped with wear-resistant materials on wearable parts. This minimizes wear on equipment and extends service intervals, particularly when processing abrasive products. The supplier should offer a range of material options to match each product’s specifications.
The equipment should incorporate innovative solutions such as turnable parts – symmetrical parts with two wear sides such as valves and discs – to double the lifetime of these parts. And it should be possible to assemble and dissemble these with simple hand tools for easy servicing.
In fact, the entire homogenizer should be designed for fast and easy servicing to minimize downtime. For example, a convenient operator panel should let operators easily access machine information and view alarm codes. A large and easy to open front hood – with windows – gives operators full access for servicing the wet-end parts and enables inspection while running.
Likewise, it should be easy to open on the sides and back for easy access to service the drive unit, hydraulic unit and crankcase. It’s also advantageous for the pressure lubrication unit to be fully removable for fast, ergonomic service. Moreover, it should be possible to perform service without disconnecting the cooling water pipes, which saves a lot of time and keeps you up and running optimally.
The Tetra Pak® Homogenizer 500 offers all of these design features, enabling you to achieve the highest possible uptime in your homogenizing process.