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New paddle agitator offers fast product validation

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

With new manufacturing improvements to its standard plated paddle agitator (photo), this company can speed up lead times on its 30-in. dia. and smaller-sized horizontal mixers. The new plated paddle agitators are manufactured with the paddle and arm sections cut from a single piece of stainless steel, reducing welding requirements and offering operators low-maintenance cleanability. Due to the integrated placement hole design, additional arms are attached, which means that the length of the paddles are shortened to offer improved mixing efficiency. — Marion, a part of Advanced Material Processing, Marion, Iowa