June 1, 2020
Replacement Bowls for Horizontal Mixers
Shaffer is the leading expert in replacement bowl design and installation in the industrial baking industry. Our engineering, manufacturing, and service staff all have hands-on experience designing, building, and installing bowls for Shaffer, BEW, BP, Peerless, AMF, and APV brand mixers. Aftermarket/Technical Service Manager, Johnathan Hale, explains the process for determining and installing a new bowl in an existing mixer.
When should I consider getting a replacement bowl?
There are multiple reasons why you may want to consider replacing your mixer bowl.
- You are experiencing multiple bowl jacket leaks. Bowl leaks can cause production loss and product contamination.
- The bowl has had structural failures (not related to the jackets).
- You want to change the type of refrigeration that is used such as converting from DX or Ammonia to glycol refrigeration.
- You want to begin mixing a product that requires refrigeration and the current bowl does not have jacketing (this typically involves Sigma-style mixers).
- Your mixer bowl is more than 10 to 15 years old. We often see bowl replacements starting at the ten-year mark of the existing bowls. Of course, there are many factors that go into that. For example, a mixer bowl making bagels will wear out more quickly than a mixer bowl making English Muffins.
How long will it take to make a new bowl?
New bowls are manufactured in about 12-14 weeks. Our bowls are constructed with industry-leading technology and innovations. Bowls equipped with Shaffer VerTech® Refrigeration Jackets offer bakeries peak performance and efficiency, with the most effective and energy efficient bowl cooling available. The VerTech Refrigeration Jackets have proven to be the industry’s leading bowl for durability.
How long does new bowl installation take?
The professional service team from Shaffer can perform an on-site bowl replacement in an average of 2-3 days. The time that it takes to replace the bowl depends upon the following factors: size of the mixer, accessibility to the mixer, if the mixer or surrounding equipment will need moved, and the downtime schedule of the bakery.
What other considerations should be made?
When considering a mixer bowl replacement, it is also the perfect time to consider updating agitators, shaft seals, and bowl tilting mechanisms. Making the most of this downtime will prove extremely advantageous in the years to come.
For more information on replacement bowls, please contact Johnathan Hale.
Direct Line: 937.652.9894