3 Things You Should Know About Industrial Blenders

3 Things You Should Know About Industrial Blenders

Industrial blenders function very similarly to your kitchen blender, but they’re far larger and are meant to safely and reliably mix various industrial materials. Here are three things you should know about industrial blenders.

1. There are Several Types

There is no one type of blending machine. The type of blender used at any given factory depends on the industry standards and the types of materials being blended at that location. Ribbon blenders are well-established, reliable and typically used to coat solids or to mix solids and liquids into pastes. There are also durable paddle blenders, which are best for heavy-duty blending, rotary blenders and fluidizers.

2. The Type You Need Depends on Your Production Needs

You should choose your blender based on the types of materials you’re blending. If you need to blend particulate solids but you buy a blender better suited for mixing liquids, you’ll end up with a bad blend at best and a broken machine at worst. You should also make sure your purchase is large enough to accommodate the amount of product you need to blend.

3. Research Is Vital When Purchasing

Because of the importance of buying the right type of blender for your needs, you must do adequate research before making a purchase. If possible, you should look for new machines. Those purchased used or at auction are unlikely to have had any maintenance or upgrades done. You’ll then be on the hook for ensuring your machine is upgraded, up to code and correctly installed, which can cause the price of acquisition to become much higher than you might expect.

Like any large purchase, you need to do your research, Because the type of blender you need largely depends on your production needs, you should carefully vet your options based on their capabilities and efficiency.