High Speed Powder Disperser

Intense Powder Shearing

The Quadro Ytron® ZC Powder Disperser was designed for the incorporation of difficult-to-disperse ingredients in personal care & cosmetics, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical applications.

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The Quadro Ytron® ZC Powder Disperser

Intense Powder Shearing Action

The Quadro Ytron® ZC is a high-speed inline 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.

Dramatic Powder and Batch Time Savings

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%.

Continuous Dispersion System

The Quadro® Continuous Dispersion System (CDS) capitalizes on the advanced dispersion performance of the Quadro Ytron® ZC inline 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 powder disperser 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.

Quadro Ytron ZC Powder Disperser

Benefits of the Quadro Ytron® ZC

  • 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 de-aeration time.
  • Scalability - Scalable solutions — from pilot to production capacities
  • Sanitary Design - Meets 3-A® Sanitary Standards

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In detail

Quadro Ytron® ZC Inline Powder Disperser

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Features of the Quadro Ytron® ZC High Speed Disperser
  • High shear tooling for intense powder shearing action prior to hydration

  • Steep-walled hopper for poorly flowing powders

  • Minimal air entrainment reduces or eliminates the need for deaeration

  • Optional ergonomic powder dump table integration

  • Designed to meet 3-A® Sanitary Standards

  • A full-flow ball valve maintains the mass flow of powder through the hopper for effective ball-milling techniques

  • High speed incorporation rates for dramatic batch time savings

  • Product yield is maximized and wastage is reduced or eliminated

  • Accurately scalable from pilot to production volumes

  • Stainless steel construction well suited to sanitary processing or to wash down duty environments

  • Unique maintenance-friendly features such as no-tool disassembly

  • Optional Uniform Film Interface (UFI) hopper for continuous powder dispersion, high solids incorporation rates, reduced aeration and controlled metering of powders for consistent concentration

Typical applications:

Personal Care and Cosmetics

  • Hair Care (Conditioning, Coloring, Shampoo, Styling Gel)
  • Skin Care (Cream, Lotion, Sunscreen, Shower Gel, Antiperspirant, Deodorant, Shave Cream, Facial Mask)
  • Cosmetics (Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipstick, Gloss)
  • Dental Care (Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Denture Adhesive)


  • Yogurt, Flavored Milk, Ice Cream
  • Functional Beverages/Additives
  • Sauce, Soup, Salad Dressing
  • Jam, Marmalade, Syrup

Pharmaceutical

  • Tablet Coating Solutions
  • Topical Creams, Ointments, Lotions & Gels
  • Oral Suspensions
  • Ophthalmic Lubricants
  • Dental Treatment Gels/Dental Impression Material


  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Pulp and Paper Polymer Solutions
  • Industrial Soaps, Dishwashing Detergents, Household Cleaners
  • Fabric Softeners, Laundry Detergents
  • Pesticides, Insecticides
  • Solvents, Lubricants
  • Paint, Coatings, Dry Wall

Learn more with our technical information:

  • Available in four models: ZC0, ZC1, ZC3, ZC5

  • ZC Liquid Capacity: 3 – 400 gpm (11 – 1500 l/min)

  • ZC Powder Capacity: 30 – 1000 lbs/min (14 – 453 kg/min)

  • CIP cleanability options available for all models

* Capacities are product/process dependent and interrelated to equipment setup.
  • Power: 3 – 60hp (2 – 45kW)

  • CDS Liquid Capacity 2 – 70 gpm (7.5 – 265 l/min)

  • CDS Powder Capacity: Up to 50% by weight, depending on product/application

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