Industrial Spindle Mixer

When you need an industrial spindle mixer for fermented or unfermented cracker or biscuit dough, consider the newly redesigned Thomas L. Green Vertical Spindle Mixer from Reading Bakery Systems. It combines the best of the original mixer’s time-tested features with innovative and technologically advanced components.

Reading Bakery Systems, headquartered in Robesonia, Pennsylvania, is a leading manufacturer of commercial bakery equipment. Our brands – Thomas L. Green, Reading Pretzel, Exact Mixing and Reading Thermal – offer production lines capable of producing a wide range of snack products, automated continuous mixing systems and oven profiling.

About the Thomas L. Green Brand

Thomas L. Green has been a trusted partner to the biscuit, cookie and cracker industry for over 120 years, and merged with Reading Bakery Systems in 2001.

The equipment delivers reliable production systems for crackers, hard biscuits, soft biscuits, cookies, toaster pastries and fabricated potato chips. New innovations are integrated with automated dough feed equipment, continuous mixing and the latest sheeting and laminating technologies.

About the Vertical Spindle Mixer

The Thomas L. Green Vertical Spindle Mixer allows the dough to be mixed twice and remain in the same trough throughout the process. After the first mixing stage, the dough rests in the trough and can then be repositioned beneath the spindles and remixed with the final ingredients.

The mixing action is gentle, making it ideal for doughs with ingredients that can be easily damaged during the mixing process.

A trusted workhorse in the baking industry for more than a century, the Vertical Spindle Mixer now has three independent commercially available gearboxes, one for each vertical spindle, hardened ways for the vertical movement of the mixing head, improved guarding, easier cleaning, improved structural rigidity, and a more modern appearance. Other improvements include:

  • Mixing paddles can be configured for different mixing actions and products
  • New High Torque Cone Drive System is rated for capacities up to 2200 lbs
  • Smooth Linear Way Head Raising System
  • Each spindle supported on spherical roller bearings
  • Safety interlocked guarding system
  • Framework can be designed to support ingredient handling components above the mixer
  • Will work with existing Thomas L. Green dough troughs
  • For new applications, a higher capacity mixer is available
  • Complete stainless steel construction available
  • Shipped 90% assembled for fast installation

Available options include high-strength 17-4PH stainless steel paddles and spindle shafts, automated trough locking and detection device, dough ejecting device, dough load monitoring system, dough temperature monitoring system, alternative HP and RPMs, automatic lubrication system, and more.

Thomas L. Green Spindle Mixers are completely PLC controlled and include an integrated control panel. Easy operator control is provided by means of a touch screen operator interface mounted on the front of the mixer. All mixer functions are controlled from one location, including mixing head movement, paddle operation and mix time.

Reading Bakery Systems customers rely on the Thomas L. Green Vertical Spindle Mixer for its solid performance. To learn more about this industrial mixer or about our unrivaled range of other baking equipment, call us at (01) 610-693-5816 or click here to contact us online.