Recently we were at a session at Manitowoc
University held regularly at the Manitowoc Education and Technology Center where we took
the opportunity to talk to product specialists about their equipment and the innovations
in designs and construction that helps operators achieve more with less operational costs.
First thing that is very important to know is that this a being variable and fixed speed
mixer. A belt driven mixer at the same time and that is very important. Very simple to
use, very simple to service. At the front of the mixer you will see a dial timer. The
dial timer is pretty popular for us rather than a control timer. The control timer we
have is twenty five programs and nine settings, if needed in the industry. Again, like I say
ninety percent of the time the fifteen minute timer works very well. We have a start and
stop switch on the front of the machine. On the side of the machine as I turn the machine
to show you, we’ll have an attachment here. The attachment hub will fit on to the table,
so that you are not standing in front of the machine and you can drop product into your
mixing bowl. At the hub on the machine, it runs at a hundred and eighty r.p.ms standard.
No matter what speed you are running the mixer at, the hub stays at a hundred and eighty
r.p.ms. This is the optimum speed for grinding, chopping and dicing with our attachments.
All other mixers that you are familiar with will have a pin in them. This pin is usually
used as a sheer pin, so that we protect the motor against overload. Well if that pin sheers
on a mixer you are out of business no matter what because you don’t have a sheer pin
on the attachment you have it on the planetary hub itself which is right here. On our mixer
it is on the shaft. So if the shaft pin breaks the mixer is not out of use. At the time we
are looking at this dough hook. This is a very unique design. This is a kneading type
dough hook, that has a uniqueness in it because it pushes dough down. No other mixer pushes
the dough down into the bottom of your bowl and mixes it like the Varimixer. It also has
a snake like skin on the dough hook and that also helps push the product down instead of
rising up on the dough hook. When you look at our wire whip, the wire whip on a Varimixer
is three to seven times thicker than any other mixer than it competes against. The wires
are very strong and very heavy and it’s a very robust unit.