Horizontal, single action mixers
require five to ten minutes to fully blend a product, and in that process,
destroy the integrity of most products.
- Unless you have a "soupy" product consistency that can withstand a
long mixing cycle, you should be using a double action mixer.
- If particle definition and an even, thorough blend if ingredients are
critical to your product specifications, you should be using a double
The only advantage a single action mixer has over a Double Action™ mixer
is cost—single action mixers are inexpensive to build. However, as with most
things, you get what you pay for.
What is 'Double Action'?
describes the unique, counter-rotating paddle configuration of the Leland
Southwest Double Action™ Mixers. Product is moved in a "figure
eight" pattern through the mixer, effectively combining all
components, even micro ingredients. The design emulates hand mixing by
folding ingredients together gently and thoroughly. Don’t be fooled by
manufactures claiming "dual action" – this usually means
reversible, not counter-rotating. Simply reversing the paddle direction
will not decrease the mixing time or give your products the "hand
mixed" appearance and texture attainable with the Double Action™
Mixer. The Double Action™ paddles work in unison: the "inner"
paddle blades rotate inside the "outer" ribbon blades. All
Leland Southwest Double Action mixing paddles rotate at less than 26 RPM.
|We have salad, paste, pasta filling,
sausage, spice, seafood, soup, mixed vegetable and pizza
manufacturers that all rely on the Double
Mixer in their operations.
|Leland Southwest Double
no problem with the toughest of mixtures!
The Leland Southwest Double Action™ Mixer, in one and a
half minutes, will extract enough protein from sausage, without smearing or
raising the temperature of your product, to make stuffing a breeze.
Initially the Double Action™ Mixer was designed to effectively and
efficiently extract protein from sausage for better bind, bite and yield.
Today, the Double Action™ Mixer has become a standard in the salad industry as well.
Because the products are blended quickly and evenly with the paddles
rotating slowly, ingredient components are not destroyed in the mixing
process. In fact, most products are blended thoroughly in less than one
minute. Potato Salad – 45 seconds. Macaroni – 45 seconds. Coleslaw – 45
seconds. Dry Spices -- one minute.