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 coating nuts, mixing items like potato or seafood salad, or creating slurries like spaghetti sauce. Likewise, they excel at creating deliberate swirls, like caramel ribbons running through ice cream or colored swirls in concrete or stucco. With an attached heating jacket, these industrial mixers cook and blend at the same time. Add a cooling jacket, and they keep products in motion while they cool down.
AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. manufactures paddle blenders ranging from a 5 cu. ft. capacity up to 500 cu. ft. The horsepower can run up to 150 HP. We size and construct each machine according to the bulk density and special features of our customers’ unique products. This customization ensures that each customer gets the performance they need for the products they produce. Furthermore, our designs focus on high sanitation and safety standards and low levels of necessary maintenance.
Contact us to discuss what you need from your industrial mixer, our impressive design capabilities, and the exceptional quality you can get when you AIM for the best. Sample blends are welcome.
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:
- Solid construction
- Sanitary safety grates
- Stainless steel backrests
- Overlapping seals on lids
- Foot plates with mounting brackets
- Certified sanitary design
- Hinged safety grates
- Stainless steel lid handles
- Reinforced pyramid lid design
- Permanently engraved safety stickers
- Direct drive motors
- Sanitary split packing glands
- Safety switches on all lids
- Safety switch on discharge
Optional 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 paddle blender to be standard-duty, heavy-duty, or extra-heavy-duty using 316 SS, 304 SS, 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, food-grade, or chemical-grade standard. We also offer matte finish and mirror finish exteriors, and discharges can be a slide gate, butterfly valve, ball valve, or bomb bay doors.
Talk to our industrial paddle blender consultants to learn about all our optional and custom features, including:
Blenders made with pharmaceutical grade, food grade, or chemical grade contact surfaces
Blenders made with 316 ss, 304 ss, mild steel or other types and grades of steel
Contact surfaces can be a low bacteria finish, mirror finish, near mirror finish, #4 or 2B
Exterior finished can be a professional looking mat finish or a mirror finish
Blenders can be constructed in a standard duty, heavy duty, and extra heavy duty for loads
Discharges can be a slide gate, butterfly valve, ball valve, or bomb bay doors
Holes in lids for overhead hoppers
Lift kits for low overhead applications
Inlet dust collection nipples
Liquid injection systems and tanks
QA sample port in discharge chute
Blender loading platforms or mezzanines
Stainless or mild steel frames
Pneumatic discharge openers
Many other optional or custom features
Leg lengths can be customized
Variable frequency drives for rpm control
Discharge dust collection ports
Magnets custom fitted to discharge
Bulk bag hanging systems
Heating and cooling jackets
End or center bottom discharges
Multiple discharge openings
We’ve had the pleasure of creating showroom blenders for two of the largest nutraceutical manufacturers in the United States. Each company request a 350-cu. ft. industrial blending machine. One opted for a custom low bacteria/mirror finish on the blender’s inside and outside, plus the frame and motor mount. Both companies are very proud of their “live production” showroom and show them off to customers on tours.