GEA launches new Ariete and laboratory homogenizers

By Jim Cornall

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The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options. Pic: GEA
The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 can be customized with more than 300 options. Pic: GEA

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GEA has recently extended its range of homogenizers with the GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 and the GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer for the dairy, beverage, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries.

The GEA Ariete Homogenizer 3160 completes the series for medium and large sized process lines and closes a gap in this series: It features up to 1500 bar, with increased flow rate capacity between 200 and 1200 bar.

Like all Ariete homogenizers, it can be customized with more than 300 options for easy integration into any sanitary or aseptic process line. GEA said the Ariete models are suitable for use with abrasive and viscous products. Adding options from GEA – such as the homogenizing valve NanoVALVE or the Oil Pure System for measuring condensed water and oil –lowers power, water and lubrication oil consumption.

The GEA TriplexPanda Lab Homogenizer is a three-piston tabletop unit for the treatment of emulsions, dispersions and nanoparticles for a wide range of applications. The machine can operate with a wide range of products. Suitable for product development and small production batches of between 1 l/h and 100 l/h, the design also enables the GEA TriplexPanda to process products such as sticky or highly viscous emulsions, preparations with micro and nanofibers as well as products containing pieces or crystals. This makes the new homogenizer suitable for applications such as plant-based dairy alternatives, food ingredients and the production of nanocellulose.

GEA said the product is easy-to-use, and is a plug & play unit designed to meet the demands of laboratory testing as well as small-scale batches. Like all GEA laboratory homogenizers, the TriplexPanda is actuated by a camshaft transmission system, allowing maintenance-free operation. Due to its CIP capability, the liquid end guarantees full cleanability with no dead spots.

The unit is available in two versions for continuous operation up to 400 bar with a maximum flow rate of 100 l/h or 600 bar for up to 60 l/h. Both ensure full scalability and guarantee results comparable in quality to those of industrial homogenizers.

All GEA homogenizers are designed according to the EU safety rules (CE standards) and comply with other relevant industry certifications and guidelines such as USDA, FDA, 3-A, ATEX, EHEDG and cGMP.

At the GEA Process Technology Center for homogenization located in Parma, Italy, customers can run tests on liquid products together with GEA staff. All processes can be followed in real time via video conferencing, and participants can contact GEA at the same time. GEA also offers webinars on demand for both new homogenizers.

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