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NEW - EKATO Hydrogenation Test Center

EKATO has recently opened a new hydrogenation pilot plant; the EKATO Hydrogenation Test Center is located at our headquarters in Schopfheim, Germany.    READ MORE

Process Plants

EKATO supplies state-of-the-art process plants for the cosmetic, personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industry.READ MORE

Agitators

For more than 80 years, EKATO has stood for the highest level of development and manufacturing expertise in the field of agitator technology.READ MORE

AGITATOR COMPONENTS

EKATO develops and manufactures high efficient impeller systems, mechanical seals and hydraulic components for individual requirements in the mixing technology READ MORE

Engineering & Consulting

The life cycle of a process plant starts with the process development, goes through engineering, erection and commissioning and includes finally the...READ MORE

EKATO CORPORATION USA

Market leader in agitation and mixing technology

Your North American Connection to the EKATO GROUP - The world leader in reactor and agitator technology (est. 1984)

EKATO is at the forefront of technology in design, engineering, manufacturing and development of industrial agitators, reactors, mechanical seals as well as vacuum process mixers and dryers and process plants for over 80 years.

EKATO offers a complete, tailored technology solution to all of our customers, from process development, engineering solutions, process optimization and much more for all processes driven by mixing equipment.

Based on a vast network of sales and service centers thoughout North America, EKATO Corporation can guarantee exceptional customer service for the highest degree of plant availability and operational reliability of EKATO equipment.

EKATO. THE BOOK
HANDBOOK OF MIXING TECHNOLOGY

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CHEMICAL
Mixing technology is involved in many unit operations in the production of polymers, chemical intermediates, APIs or fertilizers and of the consumer goods derived from those as paints, adhesives, sealants, lubricants etc.
CHEMICAL
Bulk and specialty chemicals, polymers and bio-based raw materials

Mixing technology is involved in many unit operations in the production of polymers, chemical intermediates, APIs or fertilizers and of the consumer goods derived from those as paints, adhesives, sealants, lubricants etc.   

Agitation fulfills different requirements on batch-wise or continuously operated reactors: optimum blending of liquid and solid components, mass transfer in multi phase systems and the transfer of the heat of reaction.

Mixing in the downstream processing of chemical products in mostly thermal and mechanical operations influences their properties and quality. The control of particle sizes in EKATO crystallizers is facilitated by defined concentration and shear profiles in the slurry. Solid products are dried after crystallization or precipitation: EKATO vacuum dryers result in short process times without detrimental overheating of the product.


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CHEMICAL
Bulk and specialty chemicals, polymers and bio-based raw materials

Mixing technology is involved in many unit operations in the production of polymers, chemical intermediates, APIs or fertilizers and of the consumer goods derived from those as paints, adhesives, sealants, lubricants etc.   

Agitation fulfills different requirements on batch-wise or continuously operated reactors: optimum blending of liquid and solid components, mass transfer in multi phase systems and the transfer of the heat of reaction.

Mixing in the downstream processing of chemical products in mostly thermal and mechanical operations influences their properties and quality. The control of particle sizes in EKATO crystallizers is facilitated by defined concentration and shear profiles in the slurry. Solid products are dried after crystallization or precipitation: EKATO vacuum dryers result in short process times without detrimental overheating of the product.


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COSMETIC
From laboratory to final product. EKATO meets cosmetic
COSMETIC
Vacuum processing units for the cosmetic industry

EKATO SYSTEMS offers state of the art vacuum processing units for decades, with long term experience in the cosmetic industry to meet todays' and tomorrows' demands. As one of the technology leader in the cosmetic business, the EKATO product lines UNIMIX and SOLIDMIX are able to produce low to high viscous formulations as well as drying and mixing from pasty to powdery products.

The production of cosmetic products is demanding different component properties to a production unit. Besides mixing and dispersing, short heating and cooling phases, degassing and different dosing methods are very important to reach the requested product quality.


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COSMETIC
Vacuum processing units for the cosmetic industry

EKATO SYSTEMS offers state of the art vacuum processing units for decades, with long term experience in the cosmetic industry to meet todays' and tomorrows' demands. As one of the technology leader in the cosmetic business, the EKATO product lines UNIMIX and SOLIDMIX are able to produce low to high viscous formulations as well as drying and mixing from pasty to powdery products.

The production of cosmetic products is demanding different component properties to a production unit. Besides mixing and dispersing, short heating and cooling phases, degassing and different dosing methods are very important to reach the requested product quality.


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PHARMACEUTICAL
From the idea, through development, till production, EKATO supports in all project phases.
PHARMACEUTICAL
Impellers and vacuum processing units for the pharma industry

Decades of know-how in dispersing and mixing technology as well as depth knowledge in all disciplines of process engineering at EKATO Group form the basis for the successful use of EKATO technology.


In the pharmaceutical industry EKATO SYSTEMS can benefit from its many years of know-how and extensive experience in producing process plants for the personal and healthcare industry. In addition to the dryers and mixers offered in the product portfolio of SOLIDMIX, e.g. to dry active pharmaceutical substances, the product basket of UNIMIX covers the production of ointments, creams and gels that are used in the pharmaceutical industry.


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PHARMACEUTICAL
Impellers and vacuum processing units for the pharma industry

Decades of know-how in dispersing and mixing technology as well as depth knowledge in all disciplines of process engineering at EKATO Group form the basis for the successful use of EKATO technology.


In the pharmaceutical industry EKATO SYSTEMS can benefit from its many years of know-how and extensive experience in producing process plants for the personal and healthcare industry. In addition to the dryers and mixers offered in the product portfolio of SOLIDMIX, e.g. to dry active pharmaceutical substances, the product basket of UNIMIX covers the production of ointments, creams and gels that are used in the pharmaceutical industry.


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ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
MIXING SOLUTIONS FOR FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION PLANTS AND FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS

With more than 12,000 agitators sold in the flue gas desulfurization industry, EKATO is the world market leader. For the particular requirements in the flue gas desulfurization process of fossil-fired power plants EKATO developed special robust and efficient agitators and the agitator gassing lance system which is used today in over 90% of all modern plants.

In the biofuels industry EKATO offers a wide scope of services, form laboratory-tests in EKATO’s state-of-the-art technology center to the scale-up  and design of the production plant.

Numerous bioethanol and biodiesel plants were already equipped with highly efficient agitators. New developments and optimizations of existing processes were pushed continuously together with our customers. 


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ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
MIXING SOLUTIONS FOR FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION PLANTS AND FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOFUELS

With more than 12,000 agitators sold in the flue gas desulfurization industry, EKATO is the world market leader. For the particular requirements in the flue gas desulfurization process of fossil-fired power plants EKATO developed special robust and efficient agitators and the agitator gassing lance system which is used today in over 90% of all modern plants.

In the biofuels industry EKATO offers a wide scope of services, form laboratory-tests in EKATO’s state-of-the-art technology center to the scale-up  and design of the production plant.

Numerous bioethanol and biodiesel plants were already equipped with highly efficient agitators. New developments and optimizations of existing processes were pushed continuously together with our customers. 


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HYDROMETALLURGY
HYDROMETALLURGY
RELIABILITY AND PROCESS KNOW

The extraction of metals using hydrometallurgical processes is gaining more and more importance. In contrast to pyrometallurgy,  hydrometallurgical methods are still economically viable for extracting complex types of ore with low metal contents that are being mined increasingly frequently.


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HYDROMETALLURGY
RELIABILITY AND PROCESS KNOW

The extraction of metals using hydrometallurgical processes is gaining more and more importance. In contrast to pyrometallurgy,  hydrometallurgical methods are still economically viable for extracting complex types of ore with low metal contents that are being mined increasingly frequently.


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BIOTECHNOLOGY
Biotechnology is regarded as a key technology of the 21st century. One of its main applications is the use of living organisms like bacteria, fungi, yeasts, plant cells, viruses, and mammalian cells and their products.
BIOTECHNOLOGY
FERMENTATION AS BASIC OPERATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

One of the tasks of fermentation is to synthesize chemical compounds by using enzymes, bacteria, fungi or yeasts. New applications have been made possible due to recent advances and new insights in many fields of biotechnology, for example the function of micro-organisms in the microbiology, improvements in sterilization and cultivation of cells, as well as targeted genetic manipulation to produce high-performance organisms. Needless to say, mixing technology has made a substantial contribution. Modern fermentation processes are used to obtain substances such as enzymes, active pharmaceutical ingredients, amino acids and vitamins as metabolites from micro-organisms. Many of these production processes are carried out most effectively in agitated fermenters.

 


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BIOTECHNOLOGY
FERMENTATION AS BASIC OPERATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

One of the tasks of fermentation is to synthesize chemical compounds by using enzymes, bacteria, fungi or yeasts. New applications have been made possible due to recent advances and new insights in many fields of biotechnology, for example the function of micro-organisms in the microbiology, improvements in sterilization and cultivation of cells, as well as targeted genetic manipulation to produce high-performance organisms. Needless to say, mixing technology has made a substantial contribution. Modern fermentation processes are used to obtain substances such as enzymes, active pharmaceutical ingredients, amino acids and vitamins as metabolites from micro-organisms. Many of these production processes are carried out most effectively in agitated fermenters.

 


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FOOD
Whether its stirring, blending, dissolving, heating, cooling, fermentation or hydrogenation – the EKATO agitator is your main support to reach the desired product quality and characteristics.
FOOD
EKATO SOLUTIONS FOR THE DEMANDING REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Fats and margarine, fruit-desserts and juice concentrates, honey, cocoa and chocolate, ketchup, dairy products and sugar – everything needs to be mixed at one point in its production process. The different requirements concerning the mixing task(s), the mixing process and especially the hygienic standards (e.g. construction material, surface quality, CIP / SIP ability, sterile design) in the food industry have to be considered and put together to an economical agitator design.

The process characteristics of fermentation and hydrogenation are especially challenging within the food industry. During the Fermentation process the product viscosity can exceed 5,000 mPas, e.g. Xanthan as a thickener for foods.

Such high viscosity fermentation processes are usually combined with high gassing rates which significantly influence the selection of a suitable impeller type and arrangement of the impeller(s), in order to achieve the best possible product output and quality.


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FOOD
EKATO SOLUTIONS FOR THE DEMANDING REQUIREMENTS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Fats and margarine, fruit-desserts and juice concentrates, honey, cocoa and chocolate, ketchup, dairy products and sugar – everything needs to be mixed at one point in its production process. The different requirements concerning the mixing task(s), the mixing process and especially the hygienic standards (e.g. construction material, surface quality, CIP / SIP ability, sterile design) in the food industry have to be considered and put together to an economical agitator design.

The process characteristics of fermentation and hydrogenation are especially challenging within the food industry. During the Fermentation process the product viscosity can exceed 5,000 mPas, e.g. Xanthan as a thickener for foods.

Such high viscosity fermentation processes are usually combined with high gassing rates which significantly influence the selection of a suitable impeller type and arrangement of the impeller(s), in order to achieve the best possible product output and quality.


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After Sales

Your one stop solution for agitators and process plants

At EKATO your equipment is in good hands – As an advanced solution provider EKATO offers an enhanced level of service as standard, which is unique in the market for agitating systems: - assembly, installation and start-up of your new EKATO equipment - customized solutions for your spare part requirements - preparation of maintenance schedules, supervision & implementation by our specialized EKATO service staff - customized training programs All of these services can be offered as part of a customized service agreement.

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