A new Model HD-2.5-5-SSI Sanitary Paddle Blender from Munson Machinery (Utica, NY) provides added shear to de-agglomerate dry bulk solids, pastes, slurries and/or emulsions of low- to medium-density materials in batches up to 25 cu ft (0.71 m3).
Fabricated of #304 stainless steel, it features a stationary U-shaped vessel with a flat cover, bottom discharge valve, and horizontal flange-mounted agitator that can be removed vertically for rapid sanitizing and maintenance, conserving floor space.
A 10 hp (7.45 kW) wash-down duty motor drives the agitator shaft assembly configured with 16 radial arms and short-length paddles that move material in smaller zones over shorter distances with greater cutting action than possible with ribbon-style agitators. Additional shear is provided by four independently-powered intensifiers, each driven by a 5 hp (3.73 kW) wash-down duty motor.
The combined action of paddles and agitators effectively blends solids with solids, and solids with low or high percentages of liquids to produce smooth pastes or slurries.