Are all blending machines created equal? No, they’re not. For those who work in heavy industry, knowing the different qualities and capabilities of certain blenders and mixers is important. Some machines that have been acting as industry standards for years now may be getting knocked out by newer models. Yet there are pros and cons to many of the current mixers used today. The bottom line is that for business owners who have big jobs to determine the type of industrial mixer to buy, you need time, patience and lots of research.
The other thing to remember when considering the purchase of an industrial mixer is to look beyond just the price tag. As they say, “you get what you pay for,” and that old saying definitely has truth in it. No one should overpay for equipment, but at the same time it’s important to remember that making a purchase simply on the basis of price is a mistake. Some blenders offer great value for their price, and can offer savings over the long term.
Types of Mixers
There are many types of mixers available these days, with different qualities and capabilities. Rotary drum blenders are becoming more popular, as they offer a way to blend materials very quickly as well as quite thoroughly. These blenders don’t contain moving parts inside the drum, which is an asset. Due to this, the materials being blended can be sheered away by a moving blade during the mix process. These blenders also offer a space saving quality, and run at lower horsepower. This can save storage space as well as energy costs, both of which are very advantageous qualities. Though they come at a higher price, they may ultimately offer a savings over time.
Nowadays we rarely see Fluidizer in the United States, but we could see more in the future. These are very efficient blenders, more so than ribbon or paddle blenders.
Yes, there’s a lot to consider before buying heavy industrial mixers. The wise choice, is to consider what the benefits for company compared with the price, before making a commitment to buy.