Z Blade Mixer

Ideal for the production of Sugar Paste, Gums, Spreads and Chemical Process.

BCH manufacture a range of stainless-steel Z arm mixers from 75kg to 500kg capacity. The mixers are equipped with direct driven inverter speed-controlled rotors.

 For sugar paste production, a steam jacketed syrup cooker is used with an anchor type stirrer which can be complemented by a high shear mixer. The combination of these two mixers together with the steam heating, results in a fully homogenous syrup mix.

The vessel is load cell mounted with microprocessor and recipe controls. The syrup is transferred to the Z-Blade mixer by a positive displacement pump and jacketed pipework. Icing sugar is fed into the mixer, and together with the sugar syrup the resultant mix produces a sugar paste. The Z-Blade mixer is robustly designed to give a thorough mixing action, prior to tipping into empty mobile bins.

The mobile bins are transferred to the extruder and mechanically tipped into the feed hopper of the sugar paste extruder.

The liquorice and sugar paste extruders would require the addition of a specially designed die head to produce a dual extrusion of liquorice and sugar paste in a number of combinations.


  • Vacuum or positive pressure process
  • Water or steam jackets
  • Insulation
  • Load Cell Operation
  • Screw discharge
  • Stainless-steel or mild steel painted construction