AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. proudly builds exceptionally high-quality blending equipment for chemical manufacturers and toll blending companies.
We offer an impressive line of industrial blending equipment for chemical mixing including, Fluidizer Blenders, Ribbon Blenders, and Paddle Blenders.
Our industrial mixing machines run from 5 cu. ft. to 500 cu. ft. in size and vary in horsepower up to 150 HP depending on our client’s specific needs. Each machine is sized and constructed based on their product’s bulk density, weight, and special features needed to ensure that our clients get the precise formula blend they need.
With our ability to fully customize our line of blending equipment, we have successfully assisted many chemical manufactures and toll blending companies with their pilot projects starting with small batch sizes and growing to larger mid-size and full-size commercial production facilities.
Our chemical mixing equipment can be used for batch or continuous mode and are ideally suited for many chemical manufacturing applications including, but not limited to:
Featured blending equipment for the chemical blending industries:
Fluidizer blenders for chemical mixing:
We have found that in most applications, Fluidizer Blenders notably outperform other types of standard blenders. Chemical companies using other types of industrial mixers simply aren’t as aware of fluidizers due to their relative recentness to the American industrial blending scene. There are several companies that produce industrial blenders for the chemical blending industries however, most of these blending machine manufacturers simply do not have the technology nor the experience to manufacture fluidizer blenders for chemical blending.
Fluidizer machines look like ribbon blenders from the exterior; however, within the inside are a large group of fluidizer bending blades that appear to be going in all directions. These blades are actually engineered to produce a very nice counter-current flow while keeping the material in the blending chamber level. Plus, the blend speed is faster than what’s typical of ribbon blenders. Customers who have tried our fluidizer blenders for chemical mixing have been impressed with how these blenders can offer a superior blend. Fluidizer mixers can cost a little more due to the extra blades, steel, and workmanship required to build them; however, the speed and flexibility of the products you can blend are well worth the slight difference in the initial cost.
Ribbon blenders for chemical mixing:
Our industrial Ribbon Blenders tend to be the most popular mixing machine we manufacture. Within the chemical blending industry, a ribbon blender for is considered a standard. These industrial mixing machines also tend to be less expensive to purchase, depending on the number of custom features you choose to add.
Our industrial mixing machines are commonly used for bulk dry powder formula blending, granules, pellets, and mixing other solid forms. Ribbon mixers have two inner and outer helical ribbons that are mounted on a central shaft. These double spiral ribbon agitators are designed to move material both inwards and outwards in opposing directions while also moving product radially out from the center point. These helical ribbons are set to approximately a 5mm clearance from the interior of the trough-shaped semicircular bottom so that no layering occurs, and no material remains on the bottom of the ribbon mixer while mixing and discharging materials. This combination of clearance and movement of the product being blended promotes fast and thorough mixing in shorter cycle times.
Paddle blenders for chemical mixing:
Paddle blenders have been a part of the American industry for a very long time. Their initial cost, maintenance costs, and production costs per pound of product produced are quite low, plus they are easy to load and unload. A standard model will tend to mound the product in the machine's center unless it is somewhat liquid. However, you can easily reduce this mounding by adjusting some of the blades.
They suit many applications, but paddle blenders are especially useful for tasks where gentle blending is required, such as fragile/friable products, slurry mixes, etc. Likewise, paddle blenders excel at creating deliberate swirls, similar to caramel ribbons running through ice cream or colored swirls in concrete or stucco.
Standard Equipment Features
AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. strives to deliver the most value for your investment. We include more free, standard features on our industrial blending machines than any other manufacturers. In fact, we offer a written guarantee which states that we provide the most machine for your dollar in the world. Our standard features include:
Optional & Custom Equipment Features
Don’t compromise on performance- get exactly what you need with our optional and custom features. Depending on your application, we can build your industrial blender to be standard-duty, heavy-duty, or extra-heavy-duty using 316 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, mild steel, or other types and grades of steel. Contact surfaces can be low bacteria finish, mirror finish, near mirror finish, #4, or 2B to achieve a pharmaceutical-grade finish, food-grade finish, or chemical-grade standard. We also offer matte finish and mirror finish exteriors, and discharges can be a slide gate, butterfly valve, or bomb bay doors.
Other optional and custom features include:
- We can add a Variable Frequency Drive for RPM control to your industrial blender if a gentler mixing action is desired. This addition allows the blender to handle the product gently, like a paddle blender however, it blends the product much more quickly. This option also allows the manufacturer to slow the mixture down considerably in order to safely add new products to that mixture through our standard safety grates while the blades are still in motion.
- We can also equip your industrial blender with a dust collection system to promote a cleaner working environment and for the safety of your manufacturing team.
- We can attach either a heating jacket to your industrial mixer to rapidly heat and blend at the same time, or vice versa, we can add a cooling jacket that will rapidly cool down the product within the blender while staying in motion.
- Holes in lids for overhead hoppers
- Lift kits for low-overhead applications
- Inlet dust collection nipples
- Liquid injection systems
- QA sample port in the discharge chute
- Blender loading platforms or mezzanines
- Stainless or mild steel frames
- Pneumatic discharge openers
- Leg lengths can be customized
- Bins & Bulk Silos for your bulk pre-mix storage
- Discharge dust collection ports
- Magnets custom fitted to discharge
- Bulk bag hanging systems
- End or center bottom discharges
- Multiple discharge openings
See our Custom Features page for many more options.
AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. created the showroom blenders and mezzanines for two of the country’s biggest nutraceutical manufacturers. Each manufacturer chose a 350 cu. ft. blender, with one selecting a low bacteria/mirror finish on the blender’s interior and exterior, including the frame and motor mount. Both of these companies are exceptionally proud of their real “live production” showrooms and feature them during tours.
Click here to Contact Us today for more information on the wide range of chemical mixing products and services we offer. We distribute our products to customers throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.
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