Food and Beverage

Brewery Hop Extraction and Liquor Aging

The Apowave System incorporates the Shockwave Power Reactor (SPR) technology from Hydro Dynamics, Inc. and harnesses cavitation to apply energy to beer and distilled spirits for extraction and mixing:


The ApoWave© technology is powered by the ShockWave Power™ Reactor (SPR™) cavitation technology by Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) and marketed by Apotek Solutions LLC (Apotek).  The SPR™ harnesses the normally destructive power of cavitation and controls it so its pressure fluctuations can be used for increased hop flavor extraction.  With the proliferation of microbreweries the demand for hops and the prices have increased.  When the SPR™ technology is applied to the different processes within the brew-house, combined with expertise in hop utilization, it allows brewers to produce bitter beers while saving money.


Click here to learn more about hop extraction!


Click here to learn more about liquor aging!


Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverage

SPX has exclusively licensed the ShockWave Power Technology from Hydro Dynamics, Inc. for food and beverage applications.  The new APV Cavitator offers breakthrough benefits for heating liquids without scale build-up as wellas provides solutions for many of the most difficult mixing and dispersing challenges forfood and beverage processing.


This advanced technology can be used for a multitude of sanitary applications rangingfrom pasteurization to low-pressure homogenization. Benefits include:


  • Improved process efficiencies (time, operating costs, and/or capital costs)
  • Enhanced product quality, yield and/or raw material savings
  • Extended process run times related to scale-free heating
  • Elimination or reduction of process downtime from maintenance requirements
  • Smaller footprint than traditional technology
  • Designed for easy disassembly, fully CIPable and manufactured to meet 3-Astandards

SPX can leverage its extensive industry experience and process expertise to supportcustomers in applying the new APV Cavitator, along with many other innovative sanitarytechnologies for the food, beverage and personal care industries. To learn more, go to link below.

SPX Licenses ShockWave Power Technology for Food and Sanitary Industry
October 31, 2011
SPX Cavitation Press Release.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [143.6 KB]

ShockWave Power Technology on Processing Magazine Cover

In the food industry we are marketed under the Cavitator name by SPX and we made the cover of processing magazine! We have lots of cool applications from processing liquid eggs to dairy to pet food to beverages. You may have stuff in your house that was processed with ShockWave Power!