The VACUCAM® Modular Beverage Batching Stations offer the total solution to meet all of your mix room needs
— both for today’s immediate challenges and tomorrow’s changing requirements and capacity demands.
The VACUCAM® Slurry Process is the most effective method for the complete dispersion of granulated sugar,
sweeteners, thickeners and all other dry ingredients typically used in the manufacture of sports & energy,
nutritional, ready-to-drink and brewing formulations.
Semi-Bulk Systems has applied its Vacucam® technology and experience to provide the most efficient dispersion and mixing of all Brewing beverage ingredients used in today’s ever-expanding range of beverage product types.
Improved powder liquid mixing for batch to batch consistency.
New beverage introductions require additional process requirements:
- To handle changing ingredients that cannot be mixed efficiently with traditional mix stations or mixing technology.
- To handle bulk bag addition of ingredients as well as small packages for dry and liquid minors.
- To handle the changing needs for sweeteners and addition of totally new ingredients.
Expand your process capabilities for a TOTAL mix process.
- Meet growing and changing demands w/modular additions to existing system.
- Build TOTAL sustainable process for ALL mix requirements.
- Meet 3A/USDA specifications
- Accommodate dry feed from paper bag, drums, bulk bag or bulk.
- Achieves CIP compatibility of all components on both the dry and the wet sides of the process.
- Complete dynamic dispersion
- Easily mixes multiple beverage ingredients (i.e. alternative sweeteners, and thickeners)
- Isolates dry ingredients representing allergic or other cross-contamination issues.
- Maximizes powder incorporation rates
- Full CIP capability
- Multi-functional design allows for maximum utilization.
- Sugar-on-demand – eliminates need for sucrose syrup storage. Delivers batch quantity directly into blend tank.
- Sugar – high capacity, using Semi-Bulk Systems unique powder handling / sugar liquefication processes.
- Cocoa – Integrates into UHT process with complete dispersion and controlled amount of shear on cocoa.
- Functionalize gums & stabilizers without sheer
- Meets 3A/USDA standards
- Accommodates smaller footprint – simplified unit operations
- Clean, dust-free operation – no dust collection on batch tank
- Total Automation – Integrates Batch Menu Controls.
- Improves Operator Safety & GMP
- Eliminates high frequency injuries with ergonomic process design
- Floor level operation
- Eliminates operator platforms
- Reduces manual handling by moving from small bag to bulk bag capability
- High capacity rates – can feed several bottling lines with minimum batch cycle times
- Minimum batch times
- Increase product yields
- Batch to batch consistency
- Improved overall beverage mix quality. Maximized efficiency of the UHT process.
- No fisheyes/agglomerates
- Allows for parallel processing – eliminates sequential batching for functional ingredients, sweeteners, cocoa, and sugar.
- Low / No maintenance – Pump is only moving part.
- Low energy consumption
- Low labor requirements
Total Beverage Mix Solution
The TOTAL SOLUTION for Brewing is provided in standardized modular skids to address mix processes and with total design dry handling systems to address dry bulk ingredients, bulk bags, paper bags or minor ingredients.
- Citric Acid
- Crystallized Fructose
- Filter Aids such as
- Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
- Activated Carbon
- Formulations Requiring Emulsions
- Non-Fat Dry Milk (NDFM)
- Pectins, Gums, Thickeners
- Potassium Benzoate
- Sodium Citrate
- Tea Powders
- Thickeners (Gums, Pectin & Starch)
VACUCAM® Ejector Mixer
Semi-Bulk Systems VACUCAM® Ejector Mixer Dynamic Batching Station provides the most efficient dispersion, mixing and hydration of ALL dry ingredients used in today’s broad range of product types and ALL Beverage Processes.
The Vacucam® Ejector Mixer is the most effective system available for conveying, wetting, and dispersing powders into liquids.
Here is how it works.
Conditioned powder is conveyed into the mixer by a near-perfect vacuum, which is created when pressurized fluid is discharged as a high-velocity, hollow jet into which the powder is drawn.
The high speed dispersion mixer.
The Vacucam® system achieves high-speed, instantaneous and complete wetting by bringing together conditioned powder and highly atomized liquid from two separate streams, incorporating particles of liquid with particles of powder. The reactive surface areas of both the powder and the liquid are maximized before intimate contact is actually made. The result is consistently uniform, superior wetting without the agglomeration or “clumping” usually associated with conventional mixing methods.
Semi-Bulk Systems can design and integrate the Vacucam® in-line system to feed finished slurry into multiple locations of your preference, such as storage or mix tanks. Your entire process can be physically separated and centrally controlled. Semi-Bulk Systems provides options such as mounting the Ejector-Mixer on your tanks or integrating our system with your existing process.
The best fluid ejector upgrade with improved efficiency over the traditional fluid mixer.
Since the Vacucam® system achieves high-speed, instantaneous and complete mixing, it makes it perfect for fluid mixing too. You can bring together highly atomized liquids from two separate streams for batch to batch consistency and uniform mixing.
The Air-Cone® Hopper’s ability to condition difficult powders makes it ideal for applications where dependable flow and total discharge are critical. Batch-to-batch variations due to material hold-back are virtually eliminated when it is used as a weigh hopper.
Since the conditioned powder is able to flow freely, the Air-Cone® Hopper is an excellent feed source for vacuum conveyors and for the VACUCAM® Ejector Mixer above.
Here’s how the system works
An inner membrane completely covers the surface where product comes into contact with the cone. Low pressure “conditioning” air or inert gas is distributed by an air supply manifold and diffused through the membrane wall. When the dry ingredients are conditioned, they assume the properties of a liquid and can then flow smoothly and accurately into your manufacturing process. This aeration process eliminates some of the typical production problems with difficult powders such as bridging and rat holes.
Total Dry Mix Automated Process
- Single In-Line process to deliver to selected mix tanks
- Separate dry room from wet area
- Bulk bag handling of major ingredients. Paper bag handling of minor ingredients
- Multiple bulk bag hoppers for automated powder delivery of all dry ingredients
Dry Side Delivery
- Paper bags
- Bulk Bags
- Bulk Truck
- Bulk Rail
- Bulk Silo
The brewing VACUCAM® Slurry Process for abrasive products such as Activated Carbon, Silicas, and Filter Aids incorporates the VACUCAM® Ejector Mixer mounted directly into the top of a brewing mix tank. The process is designed for single pass processing, but can go into batch recycle if the solids level cannot be achieved in a single pass.
The Dry Side Brewing Options include powder delivery from a bulk bag, from paper bags, or directly from the totally enclosed dust free Air-Pallet® Container.
Bulk bags are discharged dust free into PH Bulk Bag Surge Hoppers (90, 140, or 165 cu.ft. capacities.) The Sanitary CIP Design Hoppers are equipped with vibrating screens at the inlet, bulk bag support frames with Hugger bulk bag massager, Load Cells, Air-Cone® Hopper discharger, and other options for total brewing automation and hands free operation.
Hooded Bag Dump Hoppers, filtered or unfiltered, are utilized for paper bag dumping. They are equipped with vibrating screens and Air-Cone® Pick-Up transitions to provide conditioned powder delivery and other options.
The Air-Pallet® Container provides the state-of-the-art reusable shipping container to provide the optimum dust control and process for total automation. Air-Pallet® Container Unload Stations are available with tilt decks, scale bases, vent systems, and support structure.
Other Beverage Applications
Semi-Bulk Systems has applied its Vacucam® technology and experience to provide the most efficient dispersion and mixing of all Nutritional beverage ingredients used in today’s ever-expanding range of beverage product types.