The paddle agitator, which can handle brittle materials, is an alternative design to the ribbon agitator. In lieu of the ribbon flights, the paddle agitator contains both forward and reverse paddles, for movement of the material in opposing lateral directions as well as in the radial direction.

Paddle Blender Assembly

The paddle design is used where friable materials are mixed and when batches as small as 15 percent of the total capacity are mixed in the blender. The design of the ribbon is suitable for low and medium duty applications (usually free flowing materials), while the design of the paddle is suitable for heavy duty applications (wet materials, heavy metal powder). A paddle and ribbon agitator hybrid configuration can be used in some instances. Paddle blenders can be provided with high speed choppers for disintegration of lumps and agglomerates

Paddle Blender Applications

  • Abrasives
  • Animal feed
  • Antibiotics
  • Asphalt emulsion
  • Bakery mix
  • Bird seeds
  • Bulk dry materials
  • Carbon black
  • Cake mixes
  • Ceramics
  • Cereal
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning compounds
  • Cocoa
  • Cosmetics
  • Detergents
  • Adhesives
  • Dietary supplements
  • Dried food products
  • Dry wall joint compound
  • Engineered plastic resins
  • Epoxy resins
  • Eye shadow
  • Face powders
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire extinguisher compound
  • Fire retardants
  • Flavorings
  • Flour
  • Gypsum
  • Insecticides
  • Instant breakfast cereals
  • Instant drink blends
  • Instant drink mix
  • Iron oxide
  • Laundry detergents
  • Milk powder
  • Minerals

  • Moist powders
  • Natural gums
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Pet food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pigments
  • Plastic powders
  • Plastics
  • Powder & Granules
  • Protein powder
  • PVC compounding
  • Salt
  • Seasonings
  • Spice blends
  • Starch
  • Talcum powders
  • Wet cakes and slurries.

Paddle Blender Video Gallery