The K-1 Laboratory mixer from Lancaster Products is now available with a heated pan option, and K-1 mixers currently in the field can be retrofitted with a heated pan as well.  The heated pan provides consistent, controlled heat throughout the mixing chamber, and is ideal for recipes that require a very viscous binder such as molasses, wax, or tar.  The addition of heat directly to the mix recipe increases the flow rates of viscous materials (particularly binders) which can prevent premature binding and incomplete mixing.  Furthermore, the addition of heat can speed up certain chemical reactions, reducing mix times and improving product uniformity.  Another ancillary benefit to the heated pan option is that the heat added to the mix can start the drying process and reduce post-process drying time and energy requirements.

Reach out to us if your recipe requires viscous binders and we’ll bring the heat to the mix.