Instant mixing technology produces particles that are highly dispersible.. Particles are formed through adding a binder to a solid, sometimes coating it, then drying the wet particle. When rewetted, the solids dissolve quickly.
It seems so simple. Just add water and stir. But behind simplicity lies a complex production process including mixing; particle agglomeration or extrusion; size classification; capture, grinding and refeeding out-of-spec particles; coating and more. Bepex specializes in making the complex…simpler. Bepex has the equipment, proprietary designs, and expertise to help you master instant mixing technology.
Bepex offers a complete line of paddle mixers designed to produce consistent, highly dispersible products ranging from ultra-fine powders to larger granules and pellets. Each machine offers specific – often proprietary – capabilities including shear, paddle adjustment, rotor speed, additional thermal processing, residence time control, and even self-cleaning to handle binders and coatings that would foul traditional equipment.
Complete Product Line
From agglomeration to extrusion. From drying to cooling. From grinding to classifying to whatever else your instant mixing production process needs, Bepex has the equipment to do it. Plus our network of vetted partners offer complimentary components, lab tested and field proven to provide additional capabilities for finishing, packaging, and other processes.
Process Design Expertise
While your product may disperse in an instant, our commitment to your success lasts much longer. It starts with our Process Development Center where we combine our proven equipment, nearly a century of design experience, and expertise in a wide range of process engineering disciplines to help you spec, design, build, test, and quantify your system.
All new inquiries begin with a feasibility study. These studies aim to provide preliminary insights into the viability of a commercial process. Using as little as 100 grams of material, we can begin early process design, develop plans for pilot-testing and/or confirmation, and begin providing early economic estimates. Our experience across our wide range of technologies gives us a unique ability to provide quick feedback on the feasibility of your process.
From our learnings, we’ll begin the process development work. The primary work in this phase takes place in the form of pilot-scale testing in our Process Development Center. Our pilot tests look a bit different than what you may have experienced in the past. Each test is designed to measure the system performance and feasibility rather than that of any single machine.
Each system is custom assembled for each test. Our goal is to provide as much of a pilot-scale simulation as possible while gathering scale-up data to deliver on commercial capacities. When a certain technology proves ineffective, we’ll draw from our range of options to determine if there is a better fit. The Process Development Center is our sandbox to build, test, and revise to ensure we get every detail right.
With a successful pilot simulation completed, we now have everything we need to scale up and provide proposals for capital equipment with included performance guarantees.
System Design And Build
After receipt of the purchase order, we begin with both equipment and system engineering. Each proprietary technology we sell is custom-designed and built per application. We do not have any off-the-shelf units. At this stage, your exact system begins to take shape, including auxiliary equipment, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, safety provisions, and more.
After delivery and installation of your new system, Bepex will provide a mechanical check to ensure everything is placed according to plan. This is followed shortly thereafter by system commissioning. This is where our pilot-scale simulations become invaluable, as our team of application engineers, controls technicians, and sales engineers begin working with your team to successfully bring your system online.
At this point, you’re up and running at rate, producing a quality product, but our work doesn’t stop there.
Following commissioning, Bepex remains a reliable partner, providing quality OEM parts, immediate field service, process optimization, training, system troubleshooting, and more. We have consistently had high customer retention rates, and we believe it is due in large part to our comprehensive approach to serving our customers long after the original sale.