Nanojet(reg) high/low design homogenizers may be used in both laboratory prototyping and production of fine microemulsions, nanosuspensions, and stable liposomes for chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, and personal care products. Nanojet accepts both liquids at zero pressure, eliminating the need for high-pressure mixing tanks. Hydraulically driven intensifiers elevate the pressure of the oil phase to a level between 400 and 2,000 bar, while the water phase is pumped into the homogenizing valve with a pressure of 100 to 150 bar.
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New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.