WaveMix

WaveMix: Drying Powdered Eggs

A 75,000 watt microwave transmitter provides the energy for this 3-A sanitary WaveMix solution.  The system also leverages a jacketed trough and a contour air-actuated discharge valve to dry powdered eggs to less than a 2% moisture content.


Industry: Food

Process: Dry

Custom Options Utilized

The unique combination of Marion's process knowledge, our client's needs, and these custom options made this configuration possible. What can we design for you?

At Marion Process Solutions, we take pride in being the only horizontal mixing and blending company that is 3-A authorized. We are committed to providing an efficient sanitary solution, with sanitary finishes and fits as well as 3-A certified incidental contact zones.

Marion’s paddle agitator is designed for gentle mixing of solids of dissimilar size, shape, density, and viscosity. Materials travel in a 3D figure-eight pattern, constantly pulling from the end of the mixer to the middle for consistent mixing of product. Our paddle agitators can work effectively down to 20% of rated capacity, and are available welded, bolted, or a combination of both depending on the application.

Staying competitive in today’s world requires intelligence in and on all fronts. That’s why Marion Process Solutions has invested in an expert team of talent to create intelligent solutions through smart controls. iNCONTROL™ is much more than a control system capability. It’s a toolbox of resources and knowledge that will take your machine to the next level of performance. Your smart resource from day one.  At a minimum, all control packages include:

  • An enclosure with a NEMA or IEC rating depending on the application
  • A lockable service disconnect suitable for lock-out/tag-out devices
  • Fuse or circuit breaker protection
  • E-stop and safety limit switch circuitry where applicable

Custom is what we do, and our covers are no exception.  Doors, inlets, dust collection vents, threaded temperature probes and pressure relief ports are just a few of the endless ways our covers can be configured to meet your needs.  It all starts with safety and ergonomics.  Hinged doors that provide full-width access can be counter balanced and/or counter weighted, as well as cylinder actuated for easy opening.  The doors and safety grates located underneath are guarded by electrical interlock switches to prevent unsafe use.  

  • Shaft mounted with torque arm for precision alignment
  • Helical cut gears for speed and torque conversion
  • Dual tapered bushings for simplified maintenance
  • Cast iron body for rugged industrial applications
  • TEFC or explosion proof frame construction
  • Direct drive options configurations for industrial to sanitary applications- no belts, pulleys or excessive maintenance
  • High locked rotor torque for starts under load
  • Inverter duty for variable frequency drives if required
  • Motors designed for sanitary requirements

Suitable for steam, hot oil or water, our ASME code rated jackets with optional external insulation provide a reliable solution for products that need to be heated or cooled during the mixing process.

  • With the addition of heat, a mixer can be used to cook, dry or create a chemical reaction.
  • When cooling, the benefits include chilling, freeze drying or the ability to stabilize a chemical reaction.
  • Marion Process Solutions has experience in working with applications that require temperature ranges from +600ºF to -20ºF.

When you need to add product to the mixer in a unique way, our liquid manifolds, shortening presses, liquid pumping units, and nitrogen blanket inlet ports can be the answer to your problem.  

Accurate batch sizes are a snap when utilizing integral load cells.

  • Industry-leading suppliers available
  • Value added integration allowing for batch weight consistency and process validation
  • Ability to incorporate with control package and have multiple cell readouts for ease of operation.

Marion seals feature:

  • Air-purged single and double-lip options
  • Superior performance over rope packing
  • Disassembled, cleaned and re-installed within 5 minutes
  • Less expensive than mechanical designs

Marion Style “F” 6” diameter adjustable seal housing assembly

  • Easily disassembled seal housing provides access for cleaning and maintenance
  • Minimized pocket size inside mixing vessel for reduced material build-up
  • All pneumatic components plumbed and regulated
  • Offers proven quality over rope packing seals and are less expensive than mechanical seal designs
  • Advantage of seal disassembly, cleaning and re-installation in less than 10 minutes
  • Proprietary to Marion Process Solutions

Marion U-shaped troughs are:

  • The largest in production capacity
  • The easiest to clean
  • The most commonly used

Similar Solutions

Here are a few examples of other related configurations.