The Sonic Corporation Sonolator Model A Homogenizer is a highly specialized in-line homogenizing device that employs high pressures and ultrasonic cavitational energy to create emulsions and dispersions. A stream of process liquid is subjected to extreme pressure and shear when forced through a specially engineered orifice. The liquid is then projected at a velocity of 300 ft/s or more over the edge of a blade, creating a steady, ultrasonic oscillation within the liquid, causing it to cavitate. The high cavitation, shear, pressure, and turbulence break up particles to emulsify the liquid.
The equipment components in contact with process fluids are made of 316 stainless steel. The sonolator unit itself is integrated to a pump via a manifold as well as to a motor and drive, with all belts, pulleys, hubs, and keys and includes a NEMA 4x enclosed variable frequency drive. The entire unit is mounted on a single skid with wheels.
The Sonolator homogenizer is intended for the manufacture of emulsions, dispersions, and other solid-liquid mixtures over a wide range of viscosities in the food & beverage, chemical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.
The Sonolator can be operated in both batch and continuous modes, making it ideal for both in-plant product finishing and pilot-scale product testing. Despite its age, this unit has had relatively light use mainly in product development. It is well-maintained and in good working condition, and all manuals are provided.
This unit comes with an additional Sonic meter device to measure the acoustic intensity in the mixing chamber, used to set the peak cavitation level obtainable for a given operating pressure and flow rate.