February 1, 2010
The MegaShear is an ultra-high-shear inline mixing, dispersing, emulsifying, homogenizing and particle size reduction device. The design comprises a high tip-speed rotor (more than 11,000 ft/min) with several stages of semi-cylindrical grooves machined on the vertical faces, running within the confines of a fixed stator with similar grooves on its vertical faces. As fluid enters the center of the stator, it is subjected to high-velocity pumping vanes that motivate the product into the section with the grooves. Within this section, the product is accelerated in the rotor and stator grooves, in opposite directions, creating an opposed flow collision that imparts tremendous shear forces.
Charles Ross & Son Co.; 800-243-7666; www.mixers.com