Charles Ross & Son Co. offers the ROSS Inline Ultra High Shear Mixer 700 Series. Designed for challenging shear requirements, the high shear mixer offers a more efficient alternative to colloid mills that generally suffer from low throughput. Depending on the application, it can replace high pressure homogenization; or serve as a pre-mixer to high-pressure homogenizers to mitigate clogging and inconsistent feed quality issues, the company says. To meet the specific demands of niche processes in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and plastic/composite industries, ROSS developed the QuadSlot rotor/stator for demanding applications where conventional rotor/stator mixers fall short but do not require the intensity of other ROSS 700 Series ultra-high shear designs, namely the X-Series and Mega Shear, it notes. By exposing product to four successive stages of increasing shear, the QuadSlot often provides a balance of shear and flow capacity in the inline processing of emulsions, agglomerate size reduction and gas-liquid mixing. The washdown-duty Model HSM-706Q-40 features a 40-horsepower motor with a 6-inch QuadSlot rotor that runs at tip speeds faster than 11,000 fpm. This mixer is easy to clean and sanitize in place, saving time and allowing for longer production runs. 

Charles Ross & Son Co., 710 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788; 800/243-7677;