What You Need to Know About the Installation of a New Mixer?

High Speed RollerBar MixerYour new Peerless High Speed Mixer will be arriving soon and you need to prepare! Here are a few quick topics to help you plan for it.

Safety – the mixer is heavy and awkward. Use only experienced riggers to move and place the mixer. If tipped over, the mixer could cause serious injury or death. We recommend the use of personal protective equipment by operators, maintenance, service, cleaning, and all other personnel working in the operating area of a Peerless mixer when conditions warrant.safety 5 Personal protective equipment includes safety eye glasses, ear plugs with specified noise reduction rating (NRR) for the job, and respirators with adequate filters.

When it arrives, it will be shrink-wrapped and on a skid. If it has been shipped overseas, it will arrive totally enclosed and crated on a wooden skid.

Upon arrival and removal from the truck, your mixer can be removed by a forklift, crane or drag/push the mixer while still attached to the skid. lifting lugsWe suggest lifting the mixer from the rear if possible. For export crating a forklift or crane and straps can be used as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lifting pointsDo not lift mixers using canopy (bowl cover), agitator shaft, or bowl assembly.  Lift mixer only at specified lift points.





Site preparation

The standard Peerless dough mixer is designed with four (4) rectangular legs. These legs raise the base of the mixer 6″ (15cm) off the floor to allow for cleaning under the mixer. Optional leg heights and configurations are available.

warehouse 1When deciding where the mixer will be located, consider the following points:

  1. Provide ample space on all four (4) sides of the mixer for cleaning and maintenance. We recommend a minimum clearance of 3’ (1m) on the ends and rear and 5’ (1.5m) at the front.
  2. If possible, allow room at either end of the mixer for pulling the agitator shaft. Allow about 6″ (15cm) less than the overall length of the mixer.
  3. Allow enough room behind the mixer for the refrigeration hose loop and for removal of the motor.
  4. The end doors can be lifted off if necessary, but must be installed for operation of the mixer.
  5. The drive end of the mixer (sprockets, chain and drip oiler, or belt drive) is on the right end of the mixer.
  6. The Hydraulic Tilt System is on the left-hand end of the mixer as standard and optionally available on the right-hand end.
  7. Install the mixer near a waste-water drain.
  8. Install the electrical enclosure in a dry place near the mixer and in direct sight of the operator.

When a Peerless dough mixer is running, the load is such that the mixer must be mounted to the floor or pad. The Certified Data Sheet shows the actual style of the mixer hold-down legs and the dimensions and location of the mounting bolts. Because of the many factors in designing a pad for the mixer, we strongly recommend that an architect or structural engineer be consulted.



Peerless Mixers Make Pasta Dough

Pasta Mixer - Front

This mixer is headed off to Missouri where it will be used by a commercial food company to make pasta dough that will be served in a variety of recipes in  foodservice, consumer and restaurant/retail establishments.

This mixer looks harmless enough on the outside –

Pasta Agitator

but it looks a little (OK- A LOT) different on the inside from a typical Peerless Mixer!  The agitator shaft has tines on it and there are tines mounted to the inside of the bowl as well.  These tines mix/shear the pasta ingredients together so that after the dough is  discharged it can be cut into a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate a wide range of recipes.

It is always fun and interesting to learn more about the equipment that we make and to learn about how the equipment will be used by our customer.   To learn more about Peerless Mixers – visit us at www.peerlessfood.com.

Bakery Equipment Replacement Parts Program from Peerless

Since 1913, Peerless Food Equipment has been a trusted equipment supplier to the bakery industry.  Peerless is known for manufacturing robust mixers, bread dividers, dough rounders and other dough handling equipment for the bakery, but, did you know that Peerless is also a leading supplier of aftermarket replacement parts?

That is correct!

Peerless is committed to extending the life of your existing bakery equipment by offering a wide range of replacement parts, not only for Peerless, Fedco, Supergrain and Hallmark equipment lines – but Peerless also offers replacement parts for other brands of bakery equipment as well.

Due to our long-standing partnership with, and knowledge of, the bakery industry needs, Peerless offers replacement parts, assemblies and kits for many different types and brands of dough handling equipment, like:

  • Mechanical Dividers (ram and shear dough)  – piston face plates, replacement pins, bushings and shafts
  • Mixers (including stationary bowl mixers) – door seals and door shaft drive components

Contact Peerless today for all your mixer replacement part needs – from shaft seals and agitators, to door seals and door shaft drive components, Peerless can help extend the useful life of your bakery equipment.   Peerless can even provide replacement mixer bowls.

JD Knupp at jdknupp@peerlessfood.com
or 937-494-2810 (direct)


Roller Bar Mixers at Peerless

Peerless Food Equipment is known for the quality bakery equipment that we manufacture.  One of our best known mixer models is the Roller Bar – or High Speed Mixer.  These mixers are ideal for most types of breads, rolls, buns, flour tortillas, croissants, bagels, pizza and english muffins. A single end drive system provides substantial advantages including stronger drives, shafts and bearings, greater bowl tilt flexibility, and a cleaner, more compact design.

The uniquely designed shaft seals are sanitary and easy to remove for quick clean-up and minimal downtime. Heavy duty stainless steel jackets are standard on all Roller Bar Mixer bowls for efficient dough temperature control.

The Roller Bar Agitiator with Breaker Bar helps to sufficently mix the dough without kneading or processing the dough.  The options of a refrigerated bowl, bowl end cooling and Cold Bar Plus technology reduce the heat generated from the mixing process.  Visit here to see a write up of our Roller Bar Mixer in Baking & Snack International in the Horizontal Mixer Showcase.

Custom built Peerless Roller Bar Mixers are available in a variety of optional features for the best, most efficient mix for your product. Other options include our Dough Quality Controller (DQC®) System and our ColdBar® and ColdBarPlus® Refrigeration Systems.

Peerless Mixers in the Food Chain

The Peerless Group manufactures mixers that work around the clock, six or seven days a week in many factories. These mixers produce the dough for a lot of fun and tasty cookies and snack cakes too, as well as dough that becomes the staple for daily sustenance around the world.

Cookies, cakes, bread, muffins, buns, pretzels, energy bars and even pet food and biscuits are made, every day in Peerless Mixers!

Peerless Mixers are dependable parts of the food production process all around the world. From China to the Ukraine, from South Africa to Guatemala and from the US to Brazil – Peerless Mixers and Peters Sandwiching machines span the continents.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peerless customers appreciate the heavy-duty “unibody” frame design for strength and stability, regardless of the load size or dough type.

Peerless mixers come with a standard 1-year warranty and
the Peerless Heavy-duty stainless steel bowl and refrigerated jacket come with
a 5-year warranty.  Those bowls are that good!

Now THAT’S a mixer!!!

The mixer below went off to Spain a few weeks ago to be the workhorse of a plant that produces biscuit dough…  this over 30,000 lb machine is enormous!    Below is a photo of the machine prior to shipment!

Spain Mixer

We call these machines SDs – for single sigma agitators  – read more about SD mixers here!  Below is a quick photo of a couple of our guys working on the machine  – just so you can get a sense of how tall the machine is  – 9 feet tall and 16 feet wide!   WOW!!!

Three Guys working on this machine