Thermal processing is vital in food, pharma, chemical, biomass and mineral applications, and relies on either direct or indirect heating methods to change the temperature of a material, altering its state in some way.  In many thermal process applications the drying technology must be extremely precise, starting with uniform heat generation, while also having the ability to efficiently manage the operating temperature and effectively control the moisture content.  Tap into our expertise and learn more about the various advantages and disadvantages of different thermal technologies in our Thermal Processing Handbook.

WaveMix:  Combining Waves with Motion




The new wave in thermal processing technology that combines microwave, vacuum and mixing - Wavemix unlocks your potential by using microwave energy to generate returns in your application.  Our insight has proven that an agitated bed of material is key to industrial microwave processing of powders, granulars and slurries.  No hot spots.  No long waits.  In short, no worries.

Microwave heating of a fluid bed of product creates the advantage of shorter processing time, uniform material temperature and the flexibility to operate under pressure, vacuum, and/or nitrogen blanket.  With WaveMix, your return on investment is easily calculated as test results translate directly into production equipment.  Connect with Marion to explore WaveMix as your superior solution.  

WaveMix benefits include:  

  • Shorter processing time
  • High total efficiency of energy
  • Eliminates burning
  • No case hardening
  • Material heated and dried directly
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  • No warm-up or cool-down needed
Sample applications:

  • Powder Drying
  • Finish Dryer
  • Remove Solvents 
  • Microbial Reduction
  • Low Temperature Drying
  • Change of State
  • Dehydration
  • Bonding
  • Thawing
  • Extraction

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What if?  This simple two-word question has been the rocket fuel for research and development since the beginning of time.  Meet Mini, Marion's R&D-sized microwave, vacuum and mixing system.  Think of it as your test lab's killer app, allowing you to unlock the potential of your product, chart an entirely new course altogether or just give you an answer to "What if?".  Better, faster, game-changing, cool, versatile, innovative, magical, brilliant and awesome - this is the feedback WaveMix Mini is generating in labs around the world.  What word will you use to describe the results you achieve with Mini?

Key features include:

  • Volume of paddle mixer:  .6 cuft / 4.5 Gal / 17 liter
  • Microwave generator output:  300-3,000 Watts
  • Auxiliary mode of heating:  ASME rated dimpled steam jacket 
  • Maximum vacuum level:  80 Torr
  • Product contact surfaces:  T304 32 Ra / Food Grade FKM / Food Grade PTFE
TAP INTO THE MARION ADVANTAGE:  Whether you are in the early planning stages, or prepping for an immediate project, we can help.  Connect with us.