Have you ever wondered how manufacturers take colored marshmallows and oat cereal and create a mixture of both? Perhaps you are more curious about how different colored chocolate pieces are mixed into a blend of random colors. The answer is the industrial blender. Here are four types you can employ in your business today.
This type of blender is rather new in America, and they have only been used for the past 25 to 30 years. Fluidizer blades fill the inside, while the outside resembles a ribbon blender. Short and angled blades blend much faster than other types, and a paddle can be added if a gentle blend is desired.
Used for industrial mixing of dry goods, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural items, the ribbon blender uses a thin ribbon arched metal design to gently mix the solids through the body toward the trough. The double helix movement of the ribbons allows them to continually slip through the mixture without breaking it down.
It may surprise you to know that a vacuum blender employs the same motions and mixture principles that many upper-level home blenders use. The only difference is the removal of air in the blending mixture. This allows the product to be free from oxidation, which can cause a bitter taste or a browning appearance.
The soft mixing action of the paddle blender is great for mingling various sizes, densities, and shapes of objects together. The gentle agitation blends the product with a scooping motion rather than a stirring. This blender can be used for continuous operation or in mixing batches.
If your company uses industrial blenders and you want to upgrade to a newer version, try one of the four machine blenders listed above. Each has a different mixing method, but all have proven their versatility over the past decades.