Quadro® industrial mixing equipment for powder incorporation/dispersion into liquids and liquid/liquid mixing and emulsifying reduces batch times, maximizes the use of raw ingredients and delivers the highest quality final product. Quadro Ytron emulsifiers, dispersers and mixers can be custom engineered to deliver the exact amount of shear required by your application.
Innovative line of batch and continuous mixing equipment for:
- Powder wetting, incorporation and dissolving
- Solids deagglomeration and suspension
- Fine dispersion and emulsifying
- Liquid blending
Quadro Ytron Z Inline Emulsifier Mixer
The Quadro Ytron® Z Emulsifier delivers unparalleled consistency and control of high shear process applications such as emulsifying, wet milling or grinding, suspension deagglomeration, texturizing and fine particle dispersion.
The Z Emulsifier high speed mixer achieves repeatable product quality at production efficiencies/outputs exceeding those of conventional high shear mixers such as in-tank rotor-stator mixers, colloid mills and shear pumps. Up to three stages of sequential rotor-stator mixer tooling operate at high differential velocities with numerous shear zones working on product as it flows through the inline mixer. This ensures that no product passes through the machine without receiving the targeted shearing action.
- Improved Performance
Multiple row toothed rotor-stator tooling improves high shear performance and eliminates product bypassing
The variety of available tooling enables a unique solution for each mixing application
- Increased Capacity
Toothed-style rotor-stator tooling offers increased capacity over colloid mills and many other inline milling technologies
- Time Savings
An equal application of shear energy avoids over-processing, and often achieves targeted results in a single pass
- Enhanced Product Quality
Improved “sheen” and product texture
- Precise Scalability
Use of the Z Emulsifier allows a greater degree of precision in scaling any process from lab to pilot, and production capacity
Designed to meet 3-A® Sanitary Standards for easy cleaning
Quadro Ytron ZC Inline Powder Disperser
The Quadro Ytron® ZC was designed for the incorporation of difficult-to-disperse ingredients in personal care & cosmetics, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical applications.
The Quadro Ytron® ZC is a high speed disperser used for both inline single-pass and recirculating powder dispersion applications. The ZC is uniquely engineered to incorporate and disperse even the most difficult-to-wet powders, thickening agents, and rheology modifiers into a liquid stream in a single pass, in many cases eliminating the need to use additional dispersants or wetting agents.
The Quadro Ytron® ZC is able to achieve a solids dispersion of up to 70% by weight depending on the product, and minimal air entrainment greatly reduces product deaeration time. Since powder is completely hydrated and free of lumps after a single pass, product yield is maximized and wastage is reduced or eliminated. The high speed dispersion and hydration performance of the ZC often results in batch time reductions of up to 90%.
The Quadro® Continuous Dispersion System (CDS) capitalizes on the advanced dispersion performance of the Quadro Ytron® ZC powder disperser, with the unique implementation of the Quadro® Uniform Film Interface (UFI) technology to continuously disperse powders into a controlled liquid stream. The UFI technology allows a high degree of control accuracy in continuous mixing applications, with achievable inline concentrations of 50% by weight or higher, depending on the application.
- Superior Product Quality
Results are completely free of lumps and “fish eyes,” and batch-to-batch product consistency is improved
- Reduced Waste
Product yield is maximized and wastage is reduced or eliminated
- Time Savings
High speed dispersion and hydration performance result in batch time reductions of up to 90%
- Less Air Entrainment
Dramatically reduces product deaeration time
Scalable solutions — from pilot to production capacities
- Sanitary Design
Meets 3-A® Sanitary Standards
Quadro HV High Shear Homogenizer and Wet Mill
Benefit from submicron processing or suspension micronization with the lowest cost per kg-hr in the industry.High speed HV tooling generates 55x more shear energy than other in-line rotor-stator mixers making submicron processing possible.
Production Process Value
If your pharmaceutical, food, chemical or personal care & cosmetics application doesn’t require the highest energy levels of a dedicated high-pressure homogenizer or media mill, the Quadro® HV-Emulsifier and Wet Mill offers better process value.
The Quadro® HV series provides more process shear energy than a conventional rotor-stator mill, significantly lowering capital costs compared to homogenizers or media mills, and is ideally suited for processing submicron emulsions or suspension micronization.
Versatile Equipment, Unmatched Sanitary Design
Available in two configurations, the Quadro® HV can be optimized for homogenizing or wet milling depending on the application, or optional tooling can be kept on hand for one machine to allow flexible process changeovers. Typical applications include submicron emulsions (ophthalmic, functional foods, etc.), drug suspensions or API milling, topical formulations (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, personal care) and chemical applications (wood stains, agricultural products, etc.).
The HV Wet Mill: Innovation for Wet Suspension Milling Applications
Engineered for micronizing suspensions and slurries, this versatile wet milling equipment closes the gap between traditional rotor/stator mixers and media mill technology. Wet suspension milling and micronization processes can now be accomplished without the use of difficult-to-clean and time consuming media mills.
- Higher Shear Energy
The Quadro® HV produces more than 55x the high shear energy of a conventional rotor-stator mill, resulting in finer size reduction and less processing time
- Cost Savings
Lower capital investment than alternative technologies; in some cases, the HV does in one machine what previously required more than one piece of equipment
- Production Capacity & Efficiency Improvement
When used for inline continuous operations, the HV offers a significant increase in production capacity with a compact footprint that can easily retrofit into existing facilities
- Less Maintenance Required
Reliable and robust machine design with an easy-to-clean sanitary construction
- Time Savings
Reduced process time with single-pass on-target results
- Wet Mill Benefits vs. Valve Homogenizer
- Increased capacity
- Less energy required
- 10% of the maintenance
- 30% of the cost
- Wet Mill Benefits vs. Colloid or Media Mill
- Easier to clean and validate
- Highly sanitary design
- Shortened processing time
- Increased output value per shift (in dollars)
Quadro YTron In-Tank Jet Mixer
The Quadro Ytron® low shear mixer is highly efficient for in-tank liquid blending, solids suspension and dissolving applications. This unique low shear tank mixer changes the traditional in-tank flow pattern to provide more efficient mixing and blending of liquids and suspended solids. The Y-Jet mixing pattern does not create a radial flow pattern or liquid vortex, and does not require difficult-to-clean tank baffles, which means that air entrainment is virtually eliminated.
Uniform Velocity Profile
The Quadro Ytron® Jet Mixer produces a uniform velocity profile throughout the product mix, with no stratification or dead areas, which improves heat transfer rates and reduces batch blending times by as much as 80%. This makes the Y-Jet mixer the ideal tank mixer for suspension and re-suspension of high-settling-rate solids.
Quadro Ytron® C-Type Jet Mixer
This side-entry variant offers all the benefits of our standard jet mixer with enhanced sanitary features that offer more reliable CIP operation. Easy-to-clean line-of-sight access to all product contact areas and compliance with 3-A® Sanitary Standards make the C-Type our best sanitary tank mixer for food processing & beverage applications.
In-Tank Mixer Principles
This industrial tank mixer technology incorporates a specially designed rotor/ stator mixing head to create a pure axial flow pattern. An axial flow impeller within a unique, finned stator eliminates radial flow to deliver a strong axial discharge. Product is delivered directly to the head for single-pass in-tank processing. The Y Jet Mixer is mounted near the tank wall to ensure strong top-to-bottom roll that results in a uniform velocity profile of the tank contents, without vortexing or air entrainment.
Dust-Free Powder Handling for In-Tank Mixing
When your application requires dust-free powder blending, the Quadro Ytron® Jet Mixer offers a variety of powder handling methods for delivering powders to the bypass tube. This maximizes in-tank mixing performance, reduces health and safety concerns, minimizes cross-contamination and eliminates the need for expensive material conveyors.
- Axial Flow Pattern
Vortexing, air entrainment and hard-to-clean tank baffles are eliminated
- Time Savings
Blend times reduced by as much as 80%
- Improved Performance
Eliminates problems with stratification and dead mixing areas throughout the vessel, improving heat transfer rates