Posts Tagged ‘rotor-stator homogenizers’

Basic Mixology: Magnetic Hotplate Stirrers to Sophisticated Homogenizers

From the ancient alchemists to modern biotechnology labs, stirring has always been a fundamental activity in any laboratory. The pursuit of desirable chemical reactions and properly blended reagents often requires significant stirring. It’s the only way to blend diverse components. A simple magnetic hotplate stirrer may suffice for many purposes in the lab; to mix…

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Homogenizer Options: Choosing What’s Right for Your Specific Needs

There are a dizzying assortment of choices when it comes to choosing the appropriate homogenizer or homogenizers for your laboratory or production facility. Mixing and processing tasks can often be accomplished with tools as simple as standard magnetic stir plates. But many applications will require more sophisticated mixing technology. This is especially true in the…

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Principles of Rotor Stator Homogenization

Since prehistory, mankind has devised clever ways to crush — and blend — various substances. From simple mortar and pestle combinations to water-driven gristmills, the benefits of grinding and mixing have long been obvious. The goal is always the same: to render large, inconsistently sized particles — from cells, to grains, to stones — into…

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How to Operate a Laboratory Homogenizer

Operating a laboratory homogenizer may at first glance appear to be a relatively simple exercise.  What could be simpler?  Plug it in and start the mixing operation.  But hold on for a moment.  You have a relatively costly instrument in your hand that is designed to accomplish a variety of mixing, stirring, emulsifying and dispersing…

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Homogenizer Generator Specification Tips

These homogenizer generator specification tips are presented to help you make the right decision based on your particular requirements.  Homogenizer generators, also called generator probes, come in the variety of sizes and configurations necessary to accomplish laboratory and pilot plant tasks such as cell disruption, emulsifying, dispersion, dissolving and mixing.  As with any laboratory function…

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How to Select a Lab Homogenizer

When you invest in a lab homogenizer the more you know about your needs the better your odds on getting the correct model.  That’s why we at CAT Scientific developed our online Homogenizer Questionnaire.  When you take the time to complete it you will accomplish two valuable objectives: It will make you think seriously about…

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A Guide to Lab Stirrers and Lab Mixers

Laboratory mixing equipment – lab mixers, lab stirrers and lab homogenizers (sometimes known as high shear mixers) – are important research tools.   Which to use depends on several factors including but not limited to sample size, sample viscosity, the purpose of the mixing or stirring action and whether or not heating the sample is desired. …

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A Guide to Homogenizer Components

When selecting a laboratory-grade homogenizer research and process development scientists generally focus on the objective of the emulsifying exercise and the physical characteristics of the material being studied.  This information will guide the selection of the rotor and stator configuration. To get the terminology straight in this post we call the rotor (attached to the…

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Selecting Rotor-Stator Configurations

Lab Homogenizer Rotor-Stator Configurations Laboratory homogenizers such as offered by CAT Scientific are called on to perform multiple mixing, dispersing, and similar tasks to support R&D activity as well as to establish processing guideline that can be scaled up to commercial production.  Modular lab homogenizers allow researchers to pair multiple rotor-stator configurations to suit the…

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