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Commercial Mixing Is Necessary When Blending Liquid Formulations

Jun 24

Mixing tools are used in commercial kitchens for a variety of applications from dough mixing to product agitation. Understanding what options are available and how they can benefit your facility is important when selecting a mixer. Also, knowing what attachments can be fitted to a mixer is crucial, so you are sure to have the right tool for your job.

Commercial mixing is necessary when blending liquid formulations that require higher density and/or viscosity than what can be achieved in a EvenMix New Location with smaller mixing bowls. For example, products such as commercial coatings designed for protection against the elements or corrosion demand a higher level of mixing performance due to their fluid properties. These liquids often have a higher solids content and overall viscosity than water-based formulations and therefore require more horsepower and torque to be effectively mixed. The best solution for these more demanding liquids is to use a portable mixer engineered specifically for tote mixing. These mixers feature a mounting bracket and shaft assembly that enables them to fit in IBC tote containers.

Even Mix offers a wide range of tote mixers for different needs, from economy models to fully featured deluxe versions. Each features a mounting bracket and shaft assembly that allows for easy attachment to IBC tote containers with an adapter included. These tote tank mixers fully enclose the tote container and are equipped with an impeller that rotates the contents of the container for thorough agitation. These mixers reduce the amount of time required to transfer liquid products in and out of a secondary mixing vessel, saving you valuable production time.

When choosing a tote mixer, it is important to select one with the proper sized shaft and mixer impellers to match your needs. Depending on your product and application, you may need a standard mixing impeller or a high-output model capable of handling increased volume or a heavy-duty, high-viscosity product. High-output tote mixers are available in both direct-drive and gear-driven models. A direct-drive system offers more speed choices, but a gear-driven model ensures speed consistency despite the type of product you are mixing.

Other considerations in a tote mixer include the amount of horsepower and the drive system style. Larger models tend to have a higher horsepower motor since they are mixing more material at once. Larger mixers are also better suited to thicker, heavier dough mixes (like pizza dough) that require more power than lighter mixtures.

For the highest quality, look for a tote mixer that features stainless-steel tools and an ETL mark, which certifies it meets hygienic standards in a food environment. You can also choose between a belt-driven and a gear-driven transmission. Both offer advantages, but a gear-driven design is less likely to slip, preventing costly repair bills down the road. A 30-60 minute smart timer and last batch recall setting are also available for most models, reducing the need to manually reset your mixing process each day.

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