HOMOGENIZERS

F&H has a long history with homogenizers. Since our beginnings over 61 years ago, we have catered to many industries that utilize homogenization technology. Our repair staff regularly travel for homogenizer servicing. They are also known for their ability to train and repair any issues. Here at F&H, we offer competitive prices for our homogenization products. Additionally, we can deepen your savings even further through homogenization projects. With our fabrication team we can help you build any custom systems to go along with your homogenizer. Whether you need a feeder skid or a transitional pumping solution, we have the knowledge and experience to get you what you need!

The homogenization process is used to enhance product characteristics, add value and/or lower costs. It is a physical process that mixes immiscible liquids into an emulsion. The homogenizer is basically a positive displacement pump to which a homogenizing valve is attached. The fluids entering the homogenizer are forced through a small gap at high pressure. This causes a rapid increase in velocity and decrease in pressure creating turbulence and pressure differences that cause disruption and dispersion of the particles.

We offer the best brands in the industry when it comes to homogenizer technology. If you have a homogenizer application, reach out to our experts to discuss your needs and see what F&H can do for you! Between our ability to provide you with budgetary quotes, and our added services of repair, along with integration experts, we are a clear choice as your homogenization vendor.

AUTHORIZED HOMOGENIZER REPAIR CENTER

AUTHORIZED HOMOGENIZER REPAIR CENTER

F&H is a proud SPX Flow certified homogenizer repair center. We offer on-site inspection and repair services for homogenizers. Our team of industry experts have a large range of experience working on homogenizers for our customers and would happy to service you. If you’re having problems with your homogenizer, reach out to us today to see how we can help.

WHY USE A HOMEGENIZER?

Homogenizers are widely used in the dairy, food and beverage, healthcare and cosmetics, chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. They can deliver significant added product value, enhanced product quality and competitive edge. Systems can be designed and tuned to offer specific product characteristics including:

  • Smoother mouth feel
  • High gloss finishes
  • Particle size control for smoother, finer emulsions
  • Improved stability to reduce needs for additives
  • Improved water binding
  • Enhanced color properties
  • Uniform emulsions
  • Creams and lotions that are easier to apply

TYPES OF HOMOGENIZERS

RANNIE 57T/77T AND GAULIN 57T/77T SERIES

OVERVIEW

The APV 57T makes it suitable for a wide range of applications in dairy, food, beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical industries due to its more modular and flexible design. While using the same homogenizer, homogenizing valves can easily be changed to accommodate different types of product and/or capacities. Liquid End options include the Rannie three-piece valve housing and the Gaulin monoblock design, both available with a choice of valves, plungers and packings according to your requirements. The design features of the Rannie, Gaulin, and the new Power End simplify routine maintenance. They have a strong emphasis on reliability and sturdiness in order to reduce total costs of ownership.

  • Maintenance friendly design
    • Easy access, low machine height, visual indicators, improved cooling and oil treatment indicators, outside access to electrical box, built in belt tensioner
  • High reliability
    • Internal gear transmission, enhanced cooling and oil treatment, low center of gravity for reduced vibrations
  • Optimal Operator Interface
    • Gauges are easily visible, direct view of key power and check points, modular electrical controls, logical control placement
  • Balanced low speed crank shaft
    • Reduced noise

VIDEOS

ANIMATION VIDEO

MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Industrial
  • Pharmaceutical

RESOURCES

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RANNIE 110T/125T - GAULIN 110T/125T SERIES

OVERVIEW

The APV brand 110T homogenizer is a three-plunger, reciprocating pump. It’s fitted with a single-stage homogenizing valve (two-stage optional) with manually adjustable hydraulic actuators. This homogenizer model incorporates a durable slow-speed Power End in a low and compact design. It’s mounted on a concrete sub-frame, and as a result it reduces vibrations and noise. Additionally, the 110T includes one point of control and direct visibility to all internal and external indicators. It’s also combined with easy access to all service areas. Overall, this saves time and money by simplifying inspection and reducing maintenance to a minimum.

The APV brand 125T makes it suitable for a wide range of applications and valve types due to its more modular and flexible design. While using the same homogenizer, homogenizing valves can easily be changed to accommodate different types of product and/or capacities. Liquid End options include the Rannie three-piece valve housing and the Gaulin mono-block design, both available with a choice of valves, plungers, and packings according to your requirements. The design features of Rannie, Gaulin, and the new Power End simplify routine maintenance. They have a strong emphasis on reliability and sturdiness in order to reduce total costs of ownership.

  • One point of operation
    • Gauges with capillary tubes placed above controls, direct visibility to controls, internal indicators placed behind window pane
  • Oversize and external plate heat exchanger
    • Low cooling
    • Reduced water consumption
  • Easy service access
    • Key & snap lock fasteners, increased reliability, reduced service requirement, self-adjusting belt tightening, internal gear-unit, relief valve as standard
  • Electrical connection box
    • Can be serviced from the outside
  • Double-sized absolute filter with filter service-indicator
    • Improved life of oil
  • Optional extension
    • Noise reduction of liquid end
  • Increased modularity of liquid end
    • Interchangeable valve types and sizes
  • Concrete sub-frame
    • Noise and vibration reduction
    • Better stability

RANNIE 185Q/275Q - GAULIN 185Q/275Q SERIES

OVERVIEW

The APV brand 275Q is a high performance homogenizer. It is capable of functioning at flow rates up to 55,000 L/h (14,500 gal/h) and pressures of (400 bar (5,800 psi). This homogenizer model provides the ideal solution for your homogenization applications. In order to ensure ideal oil conditions and a longer life, the 275Q series is equipped with an innovative oil treatment unit and extensive monitoring/controlling equipment. The Micro-Gap valve is highly efficient, and it is available for milk and other dairy applications. Additionally, it is able to increase homogenization efficiency while simultaneously operating at reduced pressure.

The 185Q homogenizer has a new design that combines water consumption and low energy. As a result, this homogenizer has exceptional operational efficiency. It has flow rates ranging from 2,600-13,200 g/h (10,000 – 50,000 l/h). The APV brand 185Q is also equipped with an innovative oil treatment unit and extensive monitoring/controlling equipment. This is done to ensure ideal oil conditions and long life of the power end parts. If needed, the Micro-Gap valve is also available for this unit.

  • Innovative service concept
    • Easy maintenance monitoring and access
  • Low noise cabinet and cooling system
    • Eliminate risk for water contamination
  • Durable slow speed power end
    • Reduced vibration and noise
  • Ease of inspection
    • Low noise cabinet
      • Well lit
      • Easily accessible with panels and doors
  • Basic machine
    • Five-plunger, reciprocating pump, fitted with a single-stage homogenizing valve (optional two-stage) with hydraulic actuation

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Cosmetic
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech products

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LABORATORY HOMOGENIZER

OVERVIEW

The APV laboratory homogenizers are designed with a unique, knife-edge dual function homogenizing and cell disruption valve. As a result, this helps deliver superior emulsions, dispersions or harvest of intracellular products. The two-stage homogenizing valve can be specified in either tungsten carbide or ceramics. Laboratory homogenizers feature an easy-to-read digital pressure display, electronic pressure safety system, small footprint, field-replaceable and reversible tungsten carbide pump valve seats, and a smooth and quite operation. 

There are two units available to meet your laboratory requirements; operating pressures of 14,504 psi (1,000 bar) and 29,008 psi (2,000 bar). Their nominal capacities are 6 gal/h (22 l/h) and 3 gal/h (11 l/h) respectively. Laboratory homogenizers are ideal for a wide variety of emulsions, dispersions, and exits. In order to be ideal they need to be at a pressure sufficient for movement to the next processing stage.

  • Smooth operation for reliability
  • Reduced noise
  • Small footprint
    • Easy benchtop positioning
  • Field replaceable and reversible tungsten carbide pump and valve seats
    • Easy repairs
    • Minimal downtime
  • Easy to read digital pressure display and electronic pressure safety system

VIDEOS

APV-1000 AND APV-2000 HOMOGENIZERS

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Cosmetic
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech products

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FIVE PLUNGER MODELS

OVERVIEW

The following homogenizers are five plunger, positive displacement, reciprocating pump, and fitted with an application-specific homogenizing valve assembly: single-stage with hydraulic actuation. These homogenizers incorporate a durable slow-speed power end. This results in reduced vibration and noise. Five plunger models allow easy access to the hydraulic actuation system, lubrication oil, and other auxiliary systems. As a result, these features help simplify maintenance which saves time and money. The liquid end options include a three-piece valve housing (Rannie) or a mono-block design (Gaulin) (ball and poppet style). The design features of both the Rannie and Gaulin simplify routine maintenance. Materials for plungers, packings, pump valves, valve seats and seals are custom-selected for your application. Our engineers at F&H will work with you to optimize the configuration for your specific application.

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Cosmetic
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech products

GAULIN 132CPR SERIES

RESOURCES

RANNIE 132Q/GAULIN 132Q

RESOURCES

GAULIN 132CPR SERIES

RANNIE 132Q/GAULIN 132Q

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THREE PLUNGER MODELS

OVERVIEW

The following homogenizers are a positive displacement triplex, reciprocating plunger pump, and fitted with an application specific homogenizing valve assembly: single-stage with hydraulic actuation. These three plunger model homogenizers incorporate a durable slow-speed power end that reduces vibration and noise. Additionally, there is easy access to the hydraulic actuation system, lubrication oil, and other auxiliary systems. Overall, this simplifies maintenance and saves time and money. The liquid end options include a three-piece valve housing (Rannie) or a mono-block design (Gaulin). The design features of both the Rannie and Gaulin simplify routine maintenance. Materials for plungers, packings, pump valves, valve seats and seals are custom-selected for your application. Our engineers at F&H will work with you to optimize the configuration for your specific application.

KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Cosmetic
  • Chemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech products

RANNIE 315
SERIES

RESOURCES

RANNIE/GAULIN 15/24/37 SERIES

RESOURCES

RANNIE 5 - GAULIN 5 SERIES

RESOURCES

RANNIE 132T - GAULIN 132T SERIES

RESOURCES

RANNIE 315
SERIES

RANNIE 132T - GAULIN 132T SERIES

RANNIE/GAULIN 15/24/37 SERIES

RANNIE 5 - GAULIN 5 SERIES

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