At VAK KIMSA we are pioneers in the development, application and manufacturing of in line mixers.

In line mixer manufacturers

ALVAK

In line mixer manufacturers

VISCOVAK

In line mixer manufacturers

JETMIXVAK

In line mixer manufacturers

LIVAK

Mixing has always been a basic operation in the industry. Since the origins of VAK KIMSA, we have always sought excellence in this operation. When agitators do not provide optimal results, in line mixers realize this excellence.

In line mixers perform the functions of dissolution and dispersion of solids in liquids, emulsion, dilution and mixing of liquids, which are also typical of agitators.

Mixing in line has many advantages over the “classic” system of mixing by agitation, although it does not necessarily replace it, but complements it depending on the process to be carried out.

In line mixer manufacturers

VISCOVAK for the manufacture of baby food products based on flours and starches. Food Industry.

In line mixer manufacturers

LIVAK in the Chemical Industry.

VISCOVAK for homogeneous mixing of thickening and texturizing solids, such as xanthan, pectin, agar, carrageenan, carbomer, cellulose, etc. Food and Cosmetics Industry.

ALVAK for mixing excipients and active ingredients. Pharmaceutical Industry.

Any mixing process that requires very long stirring times or very high power, presents a significant mixing difficulty or requires a high-quality final product will require the use of an in line mixer.

With VAK KIMSA, S.A. in line mixers you will obtain excellent products: no lumps, no air, very fine and very stable. As well as optimal processes: batch flexibility, deposits without solids adherence, total dissolution of hygroscopic solids and continuous dilutions.

Definition

The inline mixer is the pipe-interleaved dynamic device used for mixing processes.

  • Mixer external to the manufacturing tank.
  • Solid-liquid and liquid-liquid mixing.
  • The result of the mixing must be a fluid, even if it is viscous.
  • Solids can be powdered, crystalline or granulated.
  • Processes: mixing, dissolution, dispersion, emulsion, dilution.
  • Batch or continuous manufacturing.

Simulation of the behaviour of the product as it passes through the ALVAK, LIVAK, VISCOVAK and JETMIXVAK in line mixing head.

In line mixer manufacturers

ALVAK. Main product inlet, solids inlet, liquids inlet from containers, minority liquids inlet, final product outlet.

Trajectory of the different components within the ALVAK, LIVAK, VISCOVAK and JETMIXVAK in-line mixing head, as well as output of the final product.

In line mixer manufacturers

In-line mixer head ALVAK, LIVAK, VISCOVAK and JETMIXVAK.

Advantages

The advantages distinguish us from other designs and technologies:

Constructive advantages

  • Design with 3 rotors and 2 high efficiency stators.
  • Principle of operation by generation of turbulence and high shear, without friction.
  • Large rotor-stator distance which causes less heating and greater ease of cleaning.
  • Horizontal arrangement that reduces the height of the solids loading point.
  • Less power than with a high shear agitator.
In line mixer manufacturers

VISCOVAK for homogeneous mixing of thickening and texturizing solids, such as xanthan, pectin, agar, carrageenan, carbomer, cellulose, etc. Food and cosmetics industry.

In line mixer manufacturers

VISCOVAK for the direct aspiration of solids from bags or drums, without the need to overturn the bag or drum, with the main advantage of avoiding the formation of dust clouds.

Feeding of powdered solids to the hopper of the ALVAK in-line mixer and mixing by recirculation on an external tank, complete mixing plant.

Process advantages

  • No lumps are formed.
  • Minimum entry of air.
  • Flexibility in batch volume.
  • One single mixer for manufacturing in several tanks.
  • Loading of components from floor level.
  • No solids adhering to walls of tanks.
  • Total dissolution of hygroscopic solids.
  • Low particle size dispersions.
  • Small droplet size emulsions.

Deposits free of solids adhered to their walls, by the incorporation of solids directly to the mixer head in line ALVAK and VISCOVAK.

Addition of solids to the hopper of the mixer ALVAK and VISCOVAK.

Characteristics

In-line mixers for all processes and productions:

  • Types: ALVAK, VISCOVAK, JETMIXVAK and LIVAK.

  • Dissolution or dispersion of powdered or crystalline solids in liquids.
  • Emulsifying, dilution or mixing of liquids.
  • Batch or continuous processes.
  • Power: 0.55 to 75 kW.
  • Addition of solids up to 15,000 kg/h.
  • Mixing flow up to 90.000 l/h.
  • Industrial, sanitary or aseptic.
  • Design according to EHEDG, and 3A.
  • Safety Directive 2006/42/CE.
  • ATEX 2014/34/UE directive.
In line mixer manufacturers

In-line mixer ALVAK with hopper DOSIVAK.

Feeding of solids and liquids to the hopper of the ALVAK mixer in the chemical industry.

RANGE OF APPLICATION ALVAK VISCOVAK JETMIXVAK LIVAK
Solid +
Liquid
Solids directly to the
mixing head
X X
Solids to the tank X X
Liquid + Liquid X
Concentration of solids (%) ≤ 80 ≤ 80 ≤ 80 ≤ 80
Viscosity Medium-Low High Medium-Low High-Medium-Low
Solid addition flow (kg/h) ≤ 15.000 ≤ 8.000
Mixing flow (l/h) ≤ 90.000 ≤ 60.000 ≤ 60.000 ≤ 90.000