Monthly Archives: May 2019

Essential Mixing Technologies

Processing Magazine recently wrote an excellent article on the subject of essential mixing technologies subtitled ‘For fast-growing food processing companies, efficient powder-blending and high-shear mixing is key’ on the subject of the different types of mixing and blending machines used by start-ups and small food businesses.

In the article they talk about a couple of the different types of blending and mixing machines such as the ribbon Blender and High-Shear mixers and also discuss the pros and cons of buying outright vs. rental, concluding “Trial or rental programs offer a way for manufacturers to determine if a certain mixer is the right choice before a large capital expenditure. Visiting a testing facility to run a demo mixer and complete a batch or two using actual raw materials is even better. Some testing laboratories allow un-witnessed simulations, but the manufacturer’s expertise on the characteristics and properties of specific products will boost the trial’s chances for success. Plus, this allows observation of how the mixer operates and a chance to learn useful techniques and identify any potential issues well before the equipment is delivered. Ask about optional features that could help increase productivity, lower operating costs and simplify cleaning.”

Sofraden is an expert in the design and manufacture of the industrial mixer machine. A French manufacturer of mixing equipment founded in 1991, they design and produce a full range of industrial mixers for different applications. They design and manufacture a standard range of high-performance mixers which meet the needs of most industrial applications. They’re also able to design and adapt our standard machines according to your specific needs or to manufacture special mixers.

Their range of machines include an intensive industrial blades mixer (for batch or continuous processes), a vacuum mixer dryer (batch processes), a reactor-disperser (a high viscosity mixer), a rotary drum mixer (for batch or continuous processes), a ribbon mixer (for batch processes), an overlapping paddle mixer (for continuous processes) and laboratory mixers