The Model 42N-18SS ribbon blender (photo) is crafted from type 316 stainless steel with interior surfaces polished to a 150-grit finish for easy cleaning. With a maximum working capacity of 18 ft3, the blender is direct driven by a 10-h.p. gearmotor for processing materials with a bulk density of up to 60 lb/ft3. The agitator is a solid double-ribbon design, suitable for center discharge, with internal flanges welded to shaft-stub ends and a heavy-duty anti-friction bearing on the non-driven end. A two-piece safety grating with½-in. perforations ensures safe operation while the split folding covers are open. The finished product is discharged through a pneumatically-operated, 4-in. dust-tight knife gate valve. — Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, N.Y.