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Versator Operation & Process Actions

Features of the Cornell Versator

  • Removal of entrapped air, foam, or gas from liquids under high vacuum.
  • Efficient mixing, blending, homogenization, dispersion, emulsification as a simultaneous secondary benefit.
  • Removal of moisture or distillation of residuals under certain conditions.

Principle of Operation

  • During operation, the Versator Chamber is under high vacuum and the Versator Disc is rotating.
  • Drawn in by the vacuum, the aerated material passes through the Feed Assembly and the Spreader Ring creates a thin film of material on the Versator Disc's interior surface.
  • The rotation of the Versator Disc centrifuges the thin film of material across its interior surface while the vacuum draws off the entrapped air or gas.
  • The deaerated material is pumped up the Scoop Tube Assembly from within the curved inside edge of the Versator Disc and leaves the Versator Chamber.
  • The air (or gas) removed from the material exits the system through the vacuum pump's discharge or exhaust.
  • The Versator Chamber does not fill; the material stays within the Versator Disc.

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Principal of Operation

The Versator's operation is simple, but it can accomplish a variety of actions during the fraction of a second that the material is being processed:

  • Mixing/Blending
  • Deaeration
  • Defoaming
  • Degassing
  • Dispersion
  • Emulsification
  • Homogenization

Benefits of the Versator

  • Process virtually any pourable or pumpable liquid - hot or cold - from water to hot chewing gum.
  • Heat sensitive and shear sensitive products can be processed.
  • Design allows all of the processed material to be exposed in a thin film to high vacuum.
  • Continuous operation (no timed cycle) and can be installed in-line or used for batch processing.
  • Additional pumps for feed and discharge are not necessary in most installations. Material can be discharged from vacuum chamber by operating design.
  • Few spare parts subject to wear and easy access to interior parts for inspection and cleaning.
  • Minimal product loss during operation.

Main Parts of the Versator and System

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