Much like other types of industrial blenders, ribbon blenders are used in various industries to mix and blend dry powder objects together. They are especially used when large quantities of a material need to mixed together in a short time frame.
Unlike other blenders, however, they have more steps when they are used, but are also very versatile. Ribbon blenders are so named because they have a ribbon agitator, which is a device that moves liquid, in and middle.
One agitator moves the materials counterclockwise and the other moves it clockwise to push items both up and down and from side to side to ensure that all the lumps and rough items are moved out of the mix. This movement also keeps things going faster, to enable more and more product to be released.
What are they used for?
The blenders are used for fertilizers, animal feed, spices, protein powder, and mixes, and other food production. Imagine having to toss several large bowls of salad all at once for a restaurant, and during a busy rush hour having the process be done by hand might not work.
However, a ribbon blender can allow chefs to load in the materials and flick a switch, instantly tossing the food, dressings, and anything else before the tossed mix can be quickly loaded onto a plate and sent out.
Ribbon blenders are often slow to start and take some time, but provide large and thorough results for any mix placed inside of it, allowing everything to be perfectly blended together.
Which one to buy?
Ribbon-type industrial blenders come in different sizes and have different benefits attached to them. Depending on what is going to be mixed, whether it is food, gravel, or a cake batter, a larger or smaller blender will need to be used.