horizontal mixer

Horizontal Mixer

Often referred to as Ribbon Mixer or Batch Mixer

Horizontal mixers combine two or more ingredients together in a mixing chamber. The mixer uses ribbon blades or screw paddles to move the substances around and combine them. This provides for a smooth, consistent combination that is ideal for your business requirements.

Customize your horizontal mixers

The volume of the mixing chamber, the mixing blades and other accessories can be customised to suit the mixing of solid mixtures, powders, granules and other raw materials.

Chemical Horizontal Ribbon Blender/ Mixer

400L plastic granules color horizontal mixer

Rolling-over Horizontal Color Mixer

Rolling-over Horizontal Color Mixer

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2000KG 4000L Horizontal Powder Dryer Mixing Machine


All You Need to Know About Horizontal Mixer

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Horizontal mixers are a common industrial type equipment for the efficient and rapid mixing of bulk, heavy, granular, high viscosity or non-flowing raw materials.

The whole machine, the center shaft and “S” type ribbon are made of stainless steel, strong and durable, good homogenization effect.

Manual or pneumatic discharge port can also be made according to customer requirements.

In addition, we can also add heating and drying function to the mixer.

What Are Horizontal Mixer Used For?

Horizontal mixers are used for a variety of purposes in a business setting. Some of the most common applications include:


  • Powder mixer
  • Plastic building materials
  • Plastic granulation
  • Color masterbatch making
  • Gentle product homogenization
  • Recycling of recycled materials
  • Emulsifying products
  • Pasty mixtures
  • Feed
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Horizontal Mixer Parts

Mixing chamber:

The entire U-shaped barrel body is made of stainless steel, and a double U-shaped barrel design is also available upon request. The inner wall is smooth and corrosion resistant, easy to clean. Maximum customizable size is 4500 x 1950 x 2800mm

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The screw is made of stainless steel for robustness and durability and is suitable for a wide range of granular, pulverized and other types of materials. Customizable paddle options are diversified; Single Or Double Helix Split-Ribbon/ Enhanced Paddle/ Plow shape 

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Discharge port:

For discharging material. The number and diameter of discharge ports can be customized, and manual or pneumatic type discharge ports can be made according to customer requirements.

Electrical Control Box:

Adopt ZHENGTAI brand, each function is clear at a glance. A variety of questions alarm function, the operation is more humane. With the motor overload protection function, stirring time can be set arbitrarily from 0-30 minutes by itself.

Horizontal mixer control box

It is like the heart of the mixer, providing energy source for the paddle, using the famous factory motor and reducer, with high power and stable performance. Customizable power from 3.75KW-4 to 45KW-6.

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How Do Horizontal Mixer Work?

Horizontal mixers work by combining two or more substances together using a rotating screw paddle. The paddle is attached to a shaft, which rotates at high speeds in order to mix the ingredients. 

Some horizontal mixers also use a scraper blade to ensure that the ingredients are properly combined. 

 In some cases, the ingredients need to be mixed for only a few seconds, while in other cases they may need to be mixed for several minutes.

Why Choose Horizontal Mixer?

Horizontal mixers are able to blend ingredients more thoroughly than other types of mixers. This is because the blades on a horizontal mixer are in constant motion, whereas the blades on a vertical mixer only move up and down.

You only need to open the cover, you can do simple cleaning. Of course, in the process of cleaning, be sure to turn off the power to ensure safety.

Due to its simple design, it is easier to replace and repair parts than other mixer types. Check out all the top Chinese horizontal mixer manufacturers in this article based on the above factors and select the right one for your application.

Horizontal mixer do not cost much and last a long time. The minimalist structure is an important factor in the very low failure rate of horizontal mixer.

Considerations When Buying Horizontal Mixer

#1 What materials to mix

Different people have their own ideas about what material to mix in a horizontal mixer.

Are they granular? Powdery? Sticky? Flaky? Easily corrosive? All of these questions should be in your mind, and NICETY MACHINERY’ S sales staff will provide you with the best configuration for your line, including the raw material for the barrel and the blade style (scroll down to see the blade style and suitable application scenarios).

#2 Power

You need to decide how much power you need the mixer to have. If you will only be using it for small tasks, a low-powered mixer should suffice. However, if you plan on using the mixer for more heavy-duty tasks, then you will need a model with more power.

#3 Heating and drying function

This is an option for customers who need the material to remain dry during the mixing process. Nathan Machinery’s horizontal mixers can be customized with heating and drying functions, and the reasonable barrel shape structure can reduce heat loss and improve drying efficiency. If you are interested, please feel free to ask the staff of NICETY Machinery to provide you with customized service!

#4 body materials

Can be made of different materials according to your requirements, such as: A3 steel, 201 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel, etc.

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#5 The entire production line system

The horizontal mixer is only one part of the equation. Considerations should include the requirements of the entire system. For example, location of discharge port, the purpose of the production system is related to the suitability of the material.

Types By blade

Helical Ribbon blade

It is the most common blade style, the inclined blades extending to the vessel wall move the material in one direction, while the inner inclined blades move the material in the opposite direction, it has a larger contact area than the pulp or plough type mixer and is more widely applicable, more suitable for free flowing, crumbly, granular, low viscous materials. Usually the mixing can be completed in 5-10 minutes.

Enhanced Paddle blade

The paddle mixing blade is composed of a shaft with many radial arms. The paddle with the blade has higher mixing efficiency and is suitable for mixing materials with low fluidity or high viscosity. Usually made of 304 stainless steel or higher grade stainless steel to improve the wear resistance of the blade.

Enhanced Paddle
Plow shape paddle
Plow shape blade

When used in a standard or low speed U-shaped horizontal mixer, the pear element can do the job of “folding” the material. Although the pear blade will effectively mix the material over time, it is mainly used to “gently” mix the material for chemical reactions or for heating, drying, wetting, etc.

Types By Material

Which steel is the best materials for you to use to produce your horizontal mixer?

201 stainless steel

Although the corrosion resistance of 201 stainless steel is not strong, but it still has good anti-corrosion properties, if you need to mix the material is not strong corrosive, then the affordable 201 stainless steel will be the material of choice for the manufacture of mixers

304 stainless steel

304 stainless steel is a common type of stainless steel in life, the household appliances you use and even the faucets may be made of 304 stainless steel. It has better corrosion resistance than 201 stainless steel

More Options

Depending on your use scenario, there are many options for steel. If your product is a very corrosive chemical, the more expensive 316 stainless steel is obviously more suitable, and although expensive, it is worth it.


Case Models

Horizontal Mixer

 Horizontal Mixer(Basic version)

400L Plastic Granules Color horizontal Mixer
Capacity: 200kg / 400L

Power: 4p-4kw

Speed: 25 r/min

Voltage: Customized Barrel material: 201 / 304 / 316 stainless steel Dimension: 1800 * 800 * 1500mm Weight: 270kg
  • The body and paddle are made of 304 stainless steel, helical ribbon blade.
  • Gear reducer ,reliable quality and low noise.
  • The motor adopts all copper wire motor, long life and durable
  • Electrical components adopt electrical components from world-renowned brands with stable performance safety and reliability
Rolling-over Horizontal color mixer
  • The barrel and paddle are made of 304 stainless steel, easy to clean and not easy to corrode.
  • Drum can be tilted 100 degrees for easy unloading.
  • Timer to select mixing time from 0-30 minutes
Rolling-over Horizontal Color Mixer
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Horizontal Ribbon Mixer/Blender
  • The use of double U-shaped barrel design, the inner wall of 304 stainless steel.
  • Using heat-conducting oil as heating medium, uniform heat, easy to control.
  • Drying and mixing function in one, close the “heating switch” can be used for material mixing and homogenization purposes
  • Helical ribbon blade.

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