The Munson Model HD-2.5-5-SS sanitary paddle blender de-agglomerates, blends, and conditions dry bulk solids, pastes, emulsions and slurries, achieving uniformity in typically five to 10 min. It handles free- and non-free-flowing materials that are dry, moist, oily, paste-like, or otherwise difficult to blend, in batches up to 25 cu ft.
Intended for food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and other contamination-sensitive materials, as well as corrosive bulk chemicals, the “HD” heavy duty series machine features a heavy-gauge, stainless-steel U-shaped vessel of extreme rigidity, allowing tolerances of 1/16 to 1/8 in. between the outer paddle edges and the trough wall, minimizing the amount of material remaining in the vessel following discharge of blended batches.
The unit’s rotating paddles are forced through the batch with less resistance and shear than imparted by ribbon-type agitators, creating small zones where materials are repeatedly combined as they move slowly along the length of the vessel. The blending action achieves uniform particle distribution throughout bulk solids having poor flow characteristics, as well as solids with low or high percentages of liquids, allowing the production of smooth slurries and pastes.
Powered by a 10 hp (7.45 kW) motor with a helical gear reducer, the agitator is comprised of welded paddles projecting radially from the main shaft, which is flange-mounted for easy, vertical removal, conserving floor space.
All Munson horizontal blenders are equipped as standard with hinged and gasketed cover sections, and removable safety grating with safety interlocks. Optional internal spray manifolds are available for liquid additions.