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Minimize costs of operation through efficient mixing

The Vortex Shear-Mixer from Alfa Laval is a high-performance veturi slurry eductor uniquely designed to operate in demanding slurry mixing jobs. It is functionally simple, easy to maintain, and provides the user with the ability to rapidly mix various slurries, dispersions, solutions, and stock fluids on site.

The Shear-Mixer gives the user excellent control over the concentrations of such mixtures when compared to relying on accurate concentrations of premixed liquids to be delivered from third parties.

The Vortex Venturi products are compact and easy to use. In addition, they can contribute to making your operation environmentally sound and intrinsically safer.

Benefits 

  • Strong vacuum and dynamic shear generated by its unique Lobestar® Mixing Nozzle to mix additives quickly and thoroughly into fluids.
  • Small, compact footprints and made of high-quality materials of construction
  • Intrinsically safe and can be used in explosion proof zones
  • Extremely versatile and can be used in batch or continuous mixing applications
  •  Low cost compared to mechanical mixers
  •  Easy Installation into fluid circulation lines
  •  Robust, reliable design with low maintenance and easy to replace inserts
  • Save logistical costs and reduce the carbon emissions by mixing on site
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How Alfa Laval  Vortex Products make a difference

Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixers and Radial Eductors are trusted solutions for liquid-solid mixing. They can be equally applied in both harsh processes, such as drilling-mud mixing or preparation of blasting grit slurries for steel processing, and milder applications such as mixing sugar solutions for candy making. Our expertise in Venturi technology and proprietary nozzle design ensure reliable, effective, plug-resistant performance, plus rapid chemical addition rates; saving you time and ensuring you to get the most from your slurry additives.

How a Vortex Shear-Mixer work 

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance Venturi eductor designed for demanding slurry mixing applications. With unique features that make a significant difference, the Shear-mixer efficiently handles high rate mixing of solids and liquids.

Operating the Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer - Instruction manual

Watch a step-by-step instruction video. Just hours after receiving your Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer you can be up and running. It is easy to maintain and service your unit, just order the service kits, and follow the instructional videos provided. If you prefer, we offer installation service as well.

Step by step service instruction

Follow a step by step video video showing how to replace spareparts on a Alfa Laval Vortex Shear mixer. Kits are to be found in the ALfa Laval webshop in most countries. No moving parts make this unit safe and easy to maintain. If you want personal assistant, please contact your local Alfa Laval Service Center.

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Inks, Paints and Coatings

The Alfa Laval Vortex product line is used for consistent, dust-free dispersion of powdered additives into liquid mediums used in the production of Artist Colors, Inkjets, Lithography Pastes, Paints, Silicone Coatings, and Specialty Inks 

The proprietary design of the Vortex Shear-Mixer generates the strongest vacuum of any venturi eductor or injector and provides safe vacuum transfer of additives. It efficiently introduces powdered additives directly into the liquid medium stream and dynamically shears them into the liquid. Common ink, paint and coating additives that can be mixed with Alfa Laval Vortex products include carbon black, aluminum hydroxide, and color pigments. 

Discover the full range of Vortex mixing equipment

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Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer Basic

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance venturi slurry eductor uniquely designed to operate in demanding slurry mixing jobs. Handling high flow rate requirements, high solids content, and difficult to mix additives are major criteria for meeting demanding slurry mixing conditions. 

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Service kits and spare parts

 Vortex Shear-Mixers has no moving parts and features consumable spares that are easy to replace. Changing spareparts in your Vortex Shear-Mixer will give you a long lasting and cost efficient unit. 

 

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Polymers, plastics, and composites

The Alfa Laval Vortex product line is used to disperse powdered and granular additives with consistency and precision into liquid mediums used in the production of various polymers, plastics, plastisol, and composites. 

 The proprietary design of the Vortex Shear-Mixer generates the strongest vacuum of any venturi eductor or injector and provides safe vacuum transfer of additives. It efficiently introduces powdered additives directly into the liquid medium stream and dynamically shears them into the liquid with little to no fisheyes. Common plastic and composite additives that can be mixed with Alfa Laval Vortex products include polyamides, PVC powders, and various polymers. 

Discover the full range of Vortex mixing equipment

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Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer Basic

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance venturi slurry eductor uniquely designed to operate in demanding slurry mixing jobs. Handling high flow rate requirements, high solids content, and difficult to mix additives are major criteria for meeting demanding slurry mixing conditions.

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Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer Tier 3

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance venturi slurry eductor uniquely designed to operate in demanding slurry mixing jobs. Handling high flow rate requirements, high solids content, and difficult to mix additives are major criteria for meeting demanding slurry mixing conditions. 

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Service kits and spare parts

 Vortex Shear-Mixers has no moving parts and features consumable spares that are easy to replace. Changing spareparts in your Vortex Shear-Mixer will give you a long lasting and cost efficient unit. 

 

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Agricultural Chemicals

Alfa Laval offers Vortex products for the agricultural chemical industry within several applications, among these chemigation and fertigation. The in-line addition and mixing of chemicals or liquid fertilizers directly into pressurized irrigation lines is called chemigation and fertigation respectively.

The Vortex Shear-Mixer can perform efficiently with precision and homogeneous distribution of additives into the irrigation water stream. The Shear-Mixers proprietary design generates the strongest vacuum of any venturi eductor or injector and provides safe vacuum transfer of chemicals. It also dynamically shears additives into the liquid stream. Vortex Shear-Mixers have no moving parts and feature easily replaceable consumable spares.

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Alfa Laval Vortex Radial Eductor

The Alfa Laval Vortex Radial Eductor is a unique style of tank mixing eductor that employs a proprietary design to achieve up to four times the total in tank fluid movement that can be had by simple nozzles and can eliminate the dead zones left by mechanical agitators.

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Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer Basic

The Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer is a high-performance venturi slurry eductor uniquely designed to operate in demanding slurry mixing jobs. Handling high flow rate requirements, high solids content, and difficult to mix additives are major criteria for meeting demanding slurry mixing conditions.

Visit webshop 

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Service kits and spare parts

 Vortex Shear-Mixers has no moving parts and features consumable spares that are easy to replace. Changing spareparts in your Vortex Shear-Mixer will give you a long lasting and cost efficient unit. 

 

Visit webshop

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Want to know more?

Learn more about Alfa Laval Vortex Shear-Mixer range, how they work and areas of use, presented by our expert in mixing equipment. If you still have questions or want help to choose your unit, please contact us or visit our webshop to compare and find more product information. 

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Do you have any questions? 

Alfa Laval have a wide range of products within several industries, applications and regions. Please, contact us if you have any questions.

Here are some of the applications where a Vortex Shear Mixer adds great value:

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Tunnel Boring, Explortion
  • Drilling and Mining
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Agricultural Chemicals
  • Inks, Paints, Coatings
  • Plastics, composites, foams, polymer additives, epoxies
  • Batteries
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Glass and Metals
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies
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