Fabricated of 304 stainless steel, the Munson Machinery Model HD-2.5-5-SSI sanitary paddle blender 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) washdown-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) washdown-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.
One-piece welded construction, heavy-gauge walls, and reinforced end panels allow paddles to pass within 1/16 to 1/8 in. of the vessel wall, minimizing the amount of residual material requiring removal prior to cleaning.
The blender is equipped as standard with hinged and gasketed cover sections, and removable grating with safety interlocks.