Ribbon Blender

Inside of a Ribbon Blender

Ribbon Blenders are the backbone of American industry when it comes to mixing. They are the most popular mixing instrument partly because their initial purchase cost, maintenance, and production costs per pound of product produced is quite low compared to other types of industrial blenders. They can be used to blend almost anything such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food products of all kinds, fertilizer, stucco, clay, potting soils, paint, plastics, chemicals, and many other items. Ribbon blenders come in two distinct styles: one is a center bottom discharge which is by far the most popular and the most efficient. The second is an end discharge for when a customer needs to discharge the product at the end of the machine rather than in the center. All ribbon blenders have a counter current flow pattern inside the blending chamber which keeps the batch of materials being blended at a uniform height in the blender during the operation. Well-designed ribbon blenders are fairly fast to blend and easy to load and unload. Please note that the blending performance of a ribbon mixer can vary widely from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Inner workings of a Ribbon Blender

AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. manufactures a line of ribbon blender selections which run from a 5 cu ft blender up to a 500 cu ft. version. Horsepower’s can run up to 150 HP, and each machine is sized and constructed depending on the bulk density and special features of the customer's product. This ensures that customers get the performance they need for the products they produce. Our designs focus on high levels of sanitation and safety, while requiring only low levels of maintenance.

Inside a Ribbon Blender

Refer to the list below of standard equipment features. It illustrates that AIM Blending Technologies, Inc. includes more features on our blending machines as standard and at no extra costs than other manufacturers. In fact, we offer a written guarantee that states we offer the most machine for the investment dollar of any manufacturer in the world. You can certainly purchase lower cost machines, but buyers who are looking for a blender with quality design and construction will see that we pack more quality features and superior craftsmanship into our machines than anyone at a comparable price. We are all about giving our customers the most value for their investment dollar.

Call our sales team to discuss your needs, our designs, and what extra quality you can get with your purchase when you AIM For The Best. Sample blends are welcome.

Standard Equipment Features

  • 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

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

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

Showroom Blenders

Ribbon BlenderAIM Blending Technologies, Inc. produced the showroom blenders for two of the nation's largest nutraceutical manufacturers. Each company selected a 350 cu ft blender for their showroom. One company chose a low bacteria/mirror finish on both the inside and outside of the blender, including the frame and motor mount. Both companies are exceptionally proud of their real "live production" showrooms and use them for their customer tours.