The ARDE Production Model D-6000 Dispershear is designed to meter a controlled feed of solid powders into a measured flow rate of liquid to produce a completely mixed dispersion with a residence time of 0.2 seconds. This complete dispersion is effective on carbomers, natural gum thickeners, cellulosic thickeners, and all powders that contribute significant viscosity in their dispersed form. The redesigned powder feeder section includes a quick-disconnect bayonet-style coupling to the drive shaft that allows the total removal of the feed auger with a turn of the wrist. The drive end of the unit's feeder is sealed, allowing wet cleaning of the hopper. The auger has been shortened to avoid accumulation of powders directly above the wet mixing area where hot vapors are not allowed to escape without causing any condensation on the end of the auger.

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