The VersaMix model VMC-40 is designed for full vacuum operation and includes a three-wing anchor agitator with Teflon blades scraping the sidewalls and bottom surfaces of the vessel, a high-shear mixer with SLIM-style rotor/stator that draws solids sub-surface for virtually instantaneous wet-out, and a high-speed disperser that continues to apply shear as the batch increases in viscosity. Fine dispersion, deagglomeration, emulsification, temperature control and degassing are all accomplished in a highly repeatable process. The vacuum cover features an explosion-proof tank light, RTD thermoprobe, CIP spray nozzles and a dedicated port for nitrogen purging.