The 5-cu. ft. (142 L) capacity Fluidized Bed Mixer model MF-5-SS gently mixes low- to medium-density bulk materials, including liquid additions, in 10 seconds to two minutes. Unlike ribbon, paddle and plow blenders with a single shaft turning agitator blades slowly within a U-shaped trough, this specialized machine has two counter-rotating shafts turning paddle agitators rapidly within two parallel, U-shaped troughs. Flat, angular paddles with overlapping paths sweet material from the troughts toward the center and upward, causing it to become airborne in a "fluidized zone" above the longitudinal centerline of the mixing chamber, where discreet particles of batch ingredients readily intersperse, regardless of disparities in particle size, shape or bulk density. High- or low-viscosity liquids sprayed into the fluidized zone disperse readily throughout the batch, allowing liquids to be added in relatively high ratios while maintaining free-flowing characteristics of the batch.
Munson Machinery Company, Inc., www.munsonmachinery.com