Choosing the Right Blender for Your Workforce

When it comes to industrial blenders, it is important to be sure you are choosing the right tool for the job as well as a good quality product. The blenders you use are almost as valuable as your employees and having one that will do the needed job efficiently and won’t clog, break down, or cause unnecessary production delays can save money in the long run and ensure you get the maximum from your investment. There is a large variety of blenders on the market with different purposes. Some work best in pharmaceuticals, others are more economical for working with food products or mixing constructions materials.

Paddle Blenders

Used for more gentle blending, paddle blenders are often utilized in the food and fabrication industries. These can be utilized with both wet and dry ingredients and, with a heating attachment, can be used to cook as well as mix. Paddle blenders have a lower initial cost than the alternatives and, when used correctly, keep production and maintenance costs low as well.

Ribbon Blender

Intended for mixing only dry components together, ribbon blenders are intended to do lighter jobs compared to other mixers. It can be used for mixing liquids as long as intense blending is not required. These are often desired because they take up less space on the workroom floor and because its gentle motion will not shear the components being combined.

Plough Shear Mixer

This type of mixer is a more serious workhorse than the previous. A plough shear mixer is meant for blending wet and dry ingredients and is intended for heavy duty work. Shovelheads are mounted on a centralized shaft and, depending on the angle of the heads, can cut through dense substances in quick time.

Check with a consultant about the job your blender needs to do. Whether pharmaceutical, fabrication, or food production, there are many options available. Be sure you have the right tool ready on your workforce.