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The ULTRA-TURRAX® UTC is a high-performance dispersing machine used for the production of a variety of emulsions and suspensions in batch operations. Using the rotor-stator principle, the UTC is best suited for applications that cannot be accomplished using conventional stirring methods. The UTC machine stator is mounted to the shaft tube and is capable of processing of media with a viscosity of up to 5.000 mPas. The preferred installation positions for the UTC are: diagonal from above, diagonal from the side or vertical off-centre.

The UTC series is available with two different types of flanges KT for installation on open vessels and KD for closed vessels. The UTC for open vessels can be offered with suitable floor, wall or mobile stands.

The rotating shaft is sealed with either a lip (KT) or mechanical (KD) seal. For operations under pressures of up to 10 bar or for the processing of abrasive media, the ULTRA-TURRAX® is equipped with a mechanical seal.

The description of the machine contains the following information:

  • Machine type
  • Generator type
  • Size of the machine (outer diameter of the dispersing tool)
  • Number of toothed rings of the dispersing tool
  • Type of seal
  • Type of flange

Example: The UTC TP 115/4-KT/KD is an ULTRA-TURRAX® UTC machine with a TP 115/4 generator (four toothed rings, outer diameter of 115 mm). This machine is equipped with a lip seal (KT) and designed for mounting on closed vessels (KD).

Advantages of the ULTRA-TURRAX® UTC machine:

  • Simple and robust design
  • Can be adapted to most mixing and dispersing tasks because of the wide variety of available generators
  • Capable of operating under pressures of up to 10 bar
  • When using special materials, capable of operating with temperatures up to approximately 160°C
  • Comes in various different sizes for batch volumes from 50 to 6.000 litres
  • Infinite speed control available (option)
  • All parts that come in contact with the product are made of stainless steel
  • Special materials and top-quality surface finishes are possible
  • ATEX-approved, explosion-proof versions of the machines are available (option)
  • A pharmaceutical version of the machine is available – the UTS model (no seals in the actual product)

IKA application experts are available to assist you with product selection regarding type of machine/tool and installation position.

Technical data for the ULTRA-TURRAX® UTC
(KT – for open or pressureless vessels, KD – for closed and pressure vessels):

Ultra-Turrax® Nominal Capacity Motor Power Nominal Speed/Tip Speed@60Hz Data Sheet Drawing
Type Size Gallon Liters hp@60Hz rpm m/s    
UTC 80 40 150 5 3600 12
UTC 115 130 500 7.5 3600 18
UTC 150 450 1700 15 3600 25
UTC 220 660 2500 25 1800 18
UTC 280 900 3500 30 1800 24
UTC 300 1000 4000 50 1800 25
UTC 330 1300 5000 60 1200 18
UTC 350 1500 6000 75 1200 20
* Tip Speeds to 25 m/sec can be achieved with optional VFD Speed Controller on all UTC and UTE models


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