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Vacuum-, mixing- and homogenizing systems 

Individually designed all-round systems for maximum flexibility and productivity at the highest level.

For the manufacture of emulsions and suspensions in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry, the requirements of mixing systems are as diverse as the product ranges and manufacturing processes.

Our all-round systems at a glance:

  • Compact System:

Conventional mixing- and homogenization technology with an unbeatable value

  • Standard Systems:

Proven standard mixing and homogenization technology with a high degree of automation

  • Advanced Systems:

Fully automated systems for the highest demants on efficiency, flexibility and processing technology

  • Pharma Systems:

Standard or Advanced Systems as a fully GMP-compliant pharmaceutical version

All systems in sizes of between 4 and 20,000 Liter batch size and also available in a fully scalable laboratory version.


Continuous Processing Systems (CTM)


Continuous manufacturing of cosmetic and chemical products with the modular symex dosing line:

  • Individual version: 

Customer-specific systems for all products and throughput sizes

  • Highest level of flexibility:

Modular dosing line design for up to 30 different dosing lines

  • Short start-up times:

Just 15 seconds to reach the nominal mass flow without start-up losses

  • Low investment costs:

Cost savings of 1/3 compared to batch systems with the same output

  • Low staff requirement:

Fully automated production without the aid of personnel

  • Simple to use:

Customer-specific recipe management with variable throughput adjustment

  • Highest level of processing security:

Air-free production - no foaming during the manufacture of WAS products

  • Highest level of processing control:

pH in-line recording and adjustment via special dosing line

  • Variety of mixing modules:

Optionally with static or dynamic mixing modules available

  • CIP System:

Shortest CIP times thanks to fully-integrated and fully automated CIP system



Color cosmetic mixer (CCM series)


Special all-round solution for the manufacture of decorative cosmetics (highly pigmented products)

Advantages at a glance:

  • All processing stages (melting, dispersion, grinding) in a closed system
  • Replaces mills and rollers in the process
  • Drastic reduction in processing time (processing times between 45 and 75 minutes)
  • Batch size flexibility of 10 – 100 % batch size
  • 100% repeatable product quality (without colour correction)
  • Shortest cleaning time (complete cleaning between 20 and 45 minutes)


Typical areas of application:

  • Eyeliner
  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Lip liner (lip pencil)
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Eye shadow
  • etc.


symex ccm

Pharmaceutical systems


Specially designed systems for the highest GMP requirements of the pharmaceutical industry

The advantages of the symex pharma system at a glance:

  • GEP-compliant engineering
  • cGMP / EG-GMP / GAMP-compliant design, construction- and manufacturing concept
  • Detailed and transparent qualification concept (RA, DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • 100% transparent manufacturing processes with material and welding documentation
  • Innovative fully-automated CIP-/SIP concept
  • Control concept for maximum processing security and repeatability
  • FDA-compliant user management
  • FDA 21 CFR Part 11-compliant electronic processing data recording
  • Audit trail for maximum traceability
  • FDA-compliant scale-up system
  • Customer- and process-specific training and instruction programs
  • Maintenance- and service programs for maximum system availability and failure safety



Laboratory systems


Product development in the high-tech "beaker"

Our 100% scalable laboratory systems have all process-relevant processing components at the smallest scale.

  • Batch sizes of 1-4 litres
  • Pressure- / vacuum resistance
  • Temperature control system with secondary water circuit
  • Anchor agitator (infinitely variable) with baffles
  • Homogeniser (infinitely variable) with external product circulation
  • induction system for powders and liquids on homogeniser
  • Integrated CIP system
  • User management and processing data recording
  • Compact construction on mobile laboratory table
  • Turnkey / Plug & Play
  • 100% scalable
  • Batch sizes of 2-10 litres
  • Pressure- / vacuum resistance
  • Temperature control system with secondary water circuit
  • Coaxial agitator with central- and scraper agitator
  • Homogeniser (infinitely variable) with external product circulation
  • induction system for powders and liquids on homogeniser
  • Integrated CIP system
  • Heatable phase vessel with agitator (8 litre)
  • User management and processing data recording
  • Compact construction on mobile laboratory table
  • Turnkey / Plug & Play
  • 100% scalable



In-line homogenizer


Application and equipment features:

HE type (rotor-stator principle) or optional HC type symex Inline Co-Twister (rotor-rotor principle)

  • Standard homogenizer (rotor-stator principle)
  • Installation sizes: 100, 250, 250/500, 500, 1000, 2500/1000, 2500
  • Connection variants: DIN 11851 pipe, DIN 32676 or ISO 2852 clamp, DIN 2633 flange, special flange
  • Stand alone mixing unit on a mobile transport Frame or fixed machine support
  • Mixing chamber with multi-rim rotor-stator mixing tools
  • Motor, air- or water-cooled, with variable-speed drive
  • Double-acting mechanical seal cooled and lubricated by controlled sealing liquid system (standard or aseptic)
  • SIEMENS controls with touch panel, control cabinet (in stainless steel) Option to connect to existing control systems
  • Stainless steel machine support lined with sound-insulating material protects the homogenizer and constantly keeps the sound pressure level down.



  • Version as Co-Twister homogenizer (rotor-rotor principle). Independent setting of flow rate and shearing/energy input via differential speed in shearing gap
  • Venturi induction for the induction of liquid and powder materials even without vacuum directly into the intake stream of the homogenizer
  • Connection of a powder induction lance
  • Attachment of a powder hopper
  • Sensors in mixing chamber
  • Flow meter
  • Diaphragm valve for throttling the volume flow
  • Induction housing for special induction function (for operation on vacuum vessel)

Powder mixer

Knowledge and experience of over 20 years in liquid and semi-solid mixing transferred into the new syDry Series of Power Mixers and Grinders.

The syDry series combines a high shear (counter rotating) dry powder grinding device with special features for binder and liquids introduction to a turn-key / all-in-one mixing system for dry mixing processes in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.

The patented (counter rotating) grinding device offers unprecedented energy density and thus highest possible grinding and mixing efficiency.


Powder induction

Induction homogenizer Type HVIS

The symex induction homogenizer is a new development to complement the extensive range of equipment for mixing and homogenizing liquids and powders.
The new homogenizer generates a vacuum so that no separate vacuum pump is required.
This is the optimal solution for a fast and controlled way to work powders into liquids.
The induction homogenizer can be used either in combination with main mixing vessels or with prephase vessels. These downstream plants can be specifically designed for the entire process and can be vacuum and pressure resistant as well as atmospheric.
The advantages of the system are particularly evident during the incorporation of very light and volatile or heavy and sticky powders.
In the mixing section a direct wetting of the powder occurs, so the powder will not float or sink when it enters the vessel. Powders can be worked into aqueous or oil-containing phases.


All advantages at a glimpse

  • Simple upgrade for mixing plants which are equipped with a homogenizer or bottom agitator and a return line Induction of very light or heavy powder
  • There is no danger the powder will enter the process unmixed or unwetted, as is the case when it is added to a vessel under vacuum
  • Regulated and metered addition into the media flow through a controlled valve at the inlet of the powder
  • Mixing and feeding of small quantities is possible
  • Several variants of symex homogenizing tools can be installed
  • Highest flexibility through selection of flow rate and shear rate
  • Automatic adjustment into the vacuum-generating mode, automatic triggering of the intake and permanent
    pressure monitoring in the induction housing
  • Effective integration of the system into the CIP process
  • Delivery on base frame with control cabinet

Industry and applications


  • Cremes & lotions
  • Gels / ointments
  • Haircare products (shampoos, hairsprays, hair colourings)
  • Sun protection lotions and sprays
  • Foundations / makeup / concealer
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick / lipgloss
  • Eyeliner / liquid eyeliner
  • Shaving foam
  • Dental products (toothpaste, fixative cream)


  • Pill coatings
  • Cough mixture / syrup
  • Eye- and ear drops
  • Suppository compounds
  • Creams
  • Ointments
  • Gels
  • Active ingredient solutions
  • Active ingredient dispersions



  • Lubricants
  • Colours
  • Shoe care
  • Paints, lacquers and varnishes
  • Adhesives
  • Car polishes



  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sauces
  • Dressings
  • Dairy products